Since opening its office in Tashkent in 1993, the UN System has supported the country in addressing a wide range of needs through concrete local- and national-level interventions, policy advice and capacity development, as well as through the sharing of knowledge and experiences from other parts of the world. In this context, it is important to highlight the UN’s global network that allows it to bring together high-quality international expertise with local knowledge so that Uzbekistan can tailor successful practices from elsewhere to its specific needs.
The UN family in Uzbekistan comprises the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN). Additional contributions to the UN’s work are made by a number of non-resident Agencies, such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA). The World Bank, as an independent, specialized Agency of the UN System, also significantly contributes to the UN’s work in the country.
The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development network. UNDP Uzbekistan has been operating in the country since 1993 and has cooperated with the Government on finding solutions to national development challenges.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
14, Mahmud Tarobiy Street, Tashkent, 100090, Uzbekistan
Present in Uzbekistan since 1994, UNICEF has been working to ensure that the rights of Uzbekistan’s children are protected, that their basic needs are met, and that they have every opportunity to reach their full potential.
Business Centre “Poytakht”
16, Sharof Rashidov Street, Tashkent, 100029, Uzbekistan
Tel.: 998 (71) 233-9512, 2339735; Fax: 998 (71) 1406508
Email: email@example.com; Website: www.unicef.uz
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization contributes to the building of peace, the alleviation of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is the specialized agency of the UN on drugs, crime and terrorism. UNODC activities in the region link national projects on border control with regional projects on developing intelligence analysis systems and joint operations. Within the framework of a number of political initiatives concerning Afghanistan and its neighbouring countries such as Uzbekistan, UNODC is seeking to build synergy between its drugs and crime mandates.
The World Health Organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations for health. Since 1993, WHO has been proactively supporting Uzbekistan toward the achievement of agreed development and health goals, such as “Health for All by 2000” and the Millennium Development Goals for 2015.
16, Mahmud Tarobiy Street, Tashkent, 100100, Uzbekistan
Tel.: +998 (71) 281-5172; Fax: +998 (71) 281-5178
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.euro.who.int
The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS unites the efforts and resources of all UN Agencies operating in Uzbekistan to respond to the global AIDS epidemic. The UNAIDS vision is: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.
Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
UN Women Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia,
The United Nations Volunteers is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. It established its presence in Uzbekistan in 1993 and since then it has supported a significant number of fully funded UN Volunteers as well as encouraged UN Agencies to work with National UN Volunteers.
The World Bank
The World Bank is an independent, specialized agency of the UN System, with an observer status in a number of UN processes. The Bank has deepened its engagement since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000. The World Bank’s mandate is to improve economic well-being by fostering economic growth. The World Bank Group has two ambitious goals: end extreme poverty within a generation, and boost shared prosperity.
In Uzbekistan the World Bank provides advice and financing to enhance competitiveness and diversification of economy, increase social equity and modernize the country’s infrastructure. In 20 years the Bank has financed US$1.5 billion worth of projects in Uzbekistan, including loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and credits from the International Development Association. The Bank also has committed about US$150 million to finance 28 grant projects.
International Business Center, 15th Floor, 107-B, Amir Temur Street, Tashkent, 100084, Uzbekistan
Tel.: +998 (71) 238-5950
The activities of the International Labour Organization are focused on the implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme of the Republic of Uzbekistan, signed on April 25, 2014. Priorities of this programme are:
strengthening the tripartite social partnership for the realization of fundamental principles and rights at work;
fostering decent employment opportunities;
improving working conditions and social protection.
100090, Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
Tel .: +998 (71) 1205697; Fax: +998 (71) 1205693