The Government of Uzbekistan makes the third tranche to the UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region
- On 27 November 2018, the Government of Uzbekistan and the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office in New York signed a Standard Administrative Agreement (SAA) on a contribution of $ 6.5 million to the UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF) to be transferred in four tranches from 2019 to 2022.
According to the MPTF Office in New York, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan made its third tranche in the amount of $1.5 million to the MPHSTF under the SAA. This, as well as previous contributions from the Governments of Norway, Finland, the European Union and the Republic of Korea, will be used to finance development programs in the Aral Sea region.
It is important to note that the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan became the first donor of the MPHSTF and continues to support the activities of the Fund. From 2019 to date, the Government has allocated $ 5 million for the development programmes of the MPHSTF.
The MPHSTF, established under the auspices of the United Nations in late 2018, provides an integrated platform for national and international cooperation to address the ecological and socio-economic needs of communities living in the Aral Sea region, as well as to accelerate joint efforts to achieve global Sustainable Development Goals.