26.10.2011 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

UN Day was celebrated in Tashkent

UN Day was celebrated in Tashkent

October 24, 2011. Tashkent, Uzbekistan - The exhibition dedicated to 66th anniversary of the foundation of United Nations Organization was held in Tashkent on October 24, 2011. Members of the Senate and Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, representatives of ministries and departments, non-governmental organizations and the public at large took part in it

Mrs. Anita Nirody, the Resident Representative of UN Development Programme in Uzbekistan, said in her opening speech: “In March 21, 1992 the country became a member of UN and in 1993 the UN office was opened in Tashkent. Uzbekistan strongly supported United Nations Declarations on the Millennium Development goals, adopted in 2000. Country has reached a stable economic growth in this direction.  Consistently implementing programs in the social sphere, particularly in education and health, are very important factors of success in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In Uzbekistan, the State adopted an action plan for 2011-2015 to accelerate the implementation of the MDGs. UN agencies operating in the country will continue to support the Republic of Uzbekistan in achieving these goals.”

“We can say without exaggeration that millions of people around the world are pinning their hopes on the United Nations - said in his speech, Deputy Prime-Minister of Uzbekistan, the Foreign Minister Mr. Elyor Ganiev. In the world, there is no alternative to the UN, and our cooperation, taking into account the vast experience of the organization, brings tangible results. Uzbekistan is in ongoing collaboration with the UN in addressing the challenges that threaten peace and stability, prevention of environmental problems, issues of socio-economic development.”

At the exhibition, the UN agencies in Uzbekistan presented stands devoted to their work. Along with other UN agencies, UNESCO Office in Uzbekistan presented the stand with information on educational, cultural, scientific and communication projects carried out in Uzbekistan. The stand was visited by Mr. Ganiev and Ms. Nirody. Tangible and intangible heritage, the introduction of ICT in education, cooperation with national partners in science, as well as activities in the field of communication and information was reflected in the information materials of the UNESCO’s stand, which were in great demand by visitors and were completely distributed during the first hour. Numerous interviews to the national mass-media reported the details of last UNESCO projects that surely will raise public awareness about the role and projects of UNESCO in Uzbekistan. Once again, exhibition proved a great interest of the audience to UNESCO, as well as the need for publication of additional information materials for such kind of events

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