Statement attributable to Helena Fraser on the signing of “Action-oriented Roadmap on Further Cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United Nations System for 2017-2020”

The United Nations in Uzbekistan welcomes the signing of the “Action-oriented Roadmap on Further Cooperation between Uzbekistan and the UN for 2017-2020.

In signing the Roadmap, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations system have re-confirmed their mutual commitment to collaborate on advancing human development for all people in Uzbekistan, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, and to work together to build a more prosperous, resilient and sustainable society. 

Drawing on the Action Strategy of Uzbekistan 2017-2021, the draft national Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020, the joint Roadmap outlines over one hundred key actions to foster the attainment of the strategic priorities of the Action Strategy 2017-2021 and fulfilment of the Government’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as obligations under a range of UN human rights instruments.

The overall scope of support offered by the UN in fulfilling the Roadmap includes economic and human development, effective governance and evidence-based policy making, rule of law and human rights, social and environmental protection, education and health, cultural heritage, children and women’s rights, peace-building and disaster risk reduction. 

“The Roadmap gives a new impetus for Government–UN cooperation on sustainable development” said Helena Fraser, UN Resident Coordinator. “We consider the Roadmap as a practical tool with accountabilities both on the Government side and the UN side, and we see this as an important next step in taking the Action Strategy and SDGs to the operational level, advancing prosperity and dignity for all in Uzbekistan.”

The United Nations in Uzbekistan, together with United Nations entities operating at global and regional levels, are committed to collaborate with and support the Government of Uzbekistan in implementing the provisions of the present Roadmap.  All efforts will be made to mobilize and secure resources to fulfill the obligations in the Roadmap through coordinated advocacy with the donor and development partners.

Speech by
Author
Helena Fraser
Resident Coordinator
RCO
Helena Fraser
UN entities involved in this initiative
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ILO
International Labor Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN
United Nations
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNRCCA
United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia
WHO
World Health Organization