NEWS AND EVENTS
May 24, 2011
Islam Karimov receives UN Deputy Secretary-General
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the Deputy Secretary-General, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark at Oqsaroy Residence in Tashkent on 23 May.
Welcoming the guest, President Karimov noted that Uzbekistan appreciated the activities of the UN Development Programme, a global UN system in development, which advocated for change and granting access to knowledge, experience and resources to help improve the lives of people around the world.
As a member of the UN, Uzbekistan actively participates in international and regional processes. President Islam Karimov has repeatedly drawn international attention to contemporary issues at the UN. In particular, in his speech at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Islam Karimov outlined the following priorities such as ensuring security and stability in the region and its sustainable development and environmental protection.
At present, Uzbekistan has consistently implemented its own model of comprehensive development, coinciding the same basic goals and objectives of the UNDP.
After the summit, Uzbekistan approved a package of additional measures to achieve the MDGs for the period of 2011-2015. Another priority area of cooperation is a joint program of the UN agencies “Ensuring livelihoods of people affected by the Aral Sea crisis,” prepared following a visit of UN Secretary-General to Uzbekistan last April.
Today Uzbekistan has been implementing over 30 projects of UNDP in the various fields of socio-economic and public life, and eight projects are under consideration.
At the meeting, Helen Clark thanked for the warm reception, praising the achievements of Uzbekistan in the sustainable socio-economic development, implementing a number of key objectives identified in the MDGs.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on relations between Uzbekistan and the UNDP, effective implementation of existing and developing new joint projects, as well as other relevant topics of mutual interest.
UzA News Agency