Press Release

Joint UN-Government Steering Committee and Partners' Meeting

13 July 2021

On July 13, 2021, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, together with UN representatives, organized the 1st Meeting of the Joint Coordinating Council for the implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development for Uzbekistan for 2021-2025.

On July 13, 2021, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, together with UN representatives, organized the 1st Meeting of the Joint Coordinating Council for the implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development for Uzbekistan for 2021-2025.

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The event was attended by First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Ilkhom Norkulov, directors of departments of the Ministry Ilkhom Mamatkulov and Miryusup Umarov, heads of relevant ministries and departments, as well as representatives of international organizations and diplomatic consulates in Uzbekistan, such as the UN, UNDP, UNICEF, the Embassy of Japan and others.

Photo: © Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction

The main issues raised at this event were issues on discussing the key results of development cooperation between the UN and Uzbekistan for 2020, coordinating the planned results of the UN Country Team for 2021-2022 and approving the relevant Joint Work Plans. In addition, during the event, the proposed management structure of the Cooperation Framework was reviewed and approved, as well as a review of the long-term funding framework for the Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025 was conducted.

It is worth noting that the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Ilkhom Norkulov made a speech at the event. In his report, he emphasized the leading role of the UN in accelerating the socio-economic recovery of the republic in the post-pandemic period. In addition, based on the unique world practice and innovative developments of the UN, further cooperation was agreed on issues such as increasing human capital, implementing a Poverty Reduction Strategy, and in other areas.

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Representatives of international organizations, in particular Helena Fraser (UN Permanent Coordinator in Uzbekistan), Matilda Dimovska (UNDP Permanent Representative in Uzbekistan), Munir Mammadzade (UNICEF Permanent Representative in Uzbekistan), made speeches at this meeting. During their speeches, each of the representatives presented the strategic priorities of the United Nations and the final results for 2021-2025, as well as the multi-year funding framework. 

As a result of the meeting, a number of conceptual documents were approved that provide for effective achievement in the implementation of the Cooperation Framework Program. In particular, the approval of the composition of the coordinating Council by the government, the working plans of the UN country team, as well as the structure of working and technical groups in the following areas were discussed.

More information about the JWP 2021-2022 as well as about the 2020 UN collective results can be found in the presentation accessible here.

Joint UN-Government Steering Committee and Partners' Meeting

UN entities involved in this initiative

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ILO
International Labor Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
ITC
International Trade Centre
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
RCO
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
UN ESCAP
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UN
United Nations
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNDRR
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNICRI
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
WHO
World Health Organization