Uzbekistan joined the United Nations on 2 March 1992 as a new sovereign and independent state. The United Nations Office opened in Tashkent the following year. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Uzbekistan currently comprises 25 UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes working together to advance national development priorities in line with Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
In September 2020, the UN Country Team finalised the next generation UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2025), which was endorsed and signed by the Government of Uzbekistan. The Cooperation Framework articulates the UN’s collective response to supporting Uzbekistan to achieve the national SDGs with an emphasis on leaving no one behind. The Cooperation Framework is the primary instrument for planning and implementation of all UN development activities in the country, in support of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. It was developed in close consultation with the Government, the Parliament and civil society in Uzbekistan and has three strategic objectives:
- Effective governance and justice for all.
- Inclusive human capital development leading to health, well-being and resilient prosperity.
- Sustainable, climate responsible and resilient development.
Civil Society Engagement – UN together with national partners conducted Multi-stakeholder consultations for Cooperation Framework development and series of civil society dialogues for UN75 campaign.
Parliamentary Oversight - Bicameral Parliamentary Commission on SDGs was established to review Government progress on implementing national SDGs.
WHO in consultations with the Ministry of Health issued National Health Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) in support of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan.
Consolidated multilateral COVID-19 socio-economic response offer, bringing together 16 UN entities and 6 multilateral banks with a USD 3.4 billion support package was presented.
Uzbekistan presented its Voluntary National Review on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Government of Uzbekistan ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The UN family in Uzbekistan has continuously provided technical and financial support to promote the ratification of the Convention and to enhance inclusion of people with disabilities.
Government of Uzbekistan approved its first “National Gender Equality Strategy” to accelerate empowerment, equality and opportunity for women and girls
Uzbekistan issued SDG Bonds in the amount of USD 870 million on the London Stock Exchange. Proceeds from these bonds will be used to finance National SDGs.