UNESCO Office in Uzbekistan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, was established on 16 November 1945. UNESCO contributes to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. 

UNESCO’s intervention in Uzbekistan is planned and managed by the UNESCO Office in Tashkent in close cooperation with the UNESCO Headquarters, regional offices in Bangkok, Jakarta and Almaty, and the National Commission for UNESCO in Uzbekistan. 

Uzbekistan joined the United Nations in 1992 as a new sovereign and independent state. The United Nations Office opened in Tashkent the following year. The United Nations “family” in Uzbekistan comprises the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Educational, Scientifi c and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA), International Labour Organization (ILO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Migration Agency (IOM) and UN Volunteers (UNV) administered by UNDP.

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The Fund named after Konrad Adenauer

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation. In Germany, 16 regional offices offer a wide variety of civic education conferences and events. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The foundation’s headquarters are situated in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, and also in Berlin. There, an additional conference center, named “The Academy”, was opened in 1998.

The first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany’s name and principles of their guidelines, duty, and obligation. Established in 1955 as “Society for Christian-Democratic Civic Education”, the Foundation took on the name of the first Federal Chancellor in 1964.

Their civic education programs aim at promoting freedom and liberty, peace, and justice and focused on consolidating democracy, the unification of Europe and the strengthening of transatlantic relations, as well as on development cooperation.

Conferences and events that they make attract people who 'have something to say'. In Germany, we they more than 2,500 events per year which attract 145,000 participants. They provide moral and material support to intellectually gifted young people, not only from Germany, but also from Central and Eastern Europe and developing countries and stay in close contact with our more than 10.000 alumni.

Exhibitions, readings, and awards are also distinctive elements of their work. Scholarship programs help young journalists by offering them projects specifically geared to their needs. Since 1980, organization annually awarded a prize for excellent local journalism. Since 2002, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has awarded its “Prize Social Market Economy” to personalities of exceptional merit in safeguarding and developing the social market economy.

In 2015, exactly five years have passed since the signing of the bilateral memorandum of cooperation between the representative office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for Central Asia and the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan. And over 5 years of productive cooperation, more than 18 training seminars, 4 workshops, 2 specialized media camps, 4 round tables, media forums and international conferences were held in which representatives of ministries and departments, domestic and international took part organizations, young journalists and other employees of regional and metropolitan television and radio stations.

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The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

In Uzbekistan, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements projects and programmes on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). GIZ opened a country office in the capital Tashkent in 1992. Other project offices in Syrdarya, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Andijan regions as well as in Karakalpakstan are responsible for activities in the country’s rural areas.

Currently 31 national and four international employees and one integrated specialist are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018).

After gaining independence in 1991, Uzbekistan began to adapt its centrally planned economy to the new economic realities. Traditional trade links and production chains collapsed and new national borders cut across transport and trading routes, impeding access to energy and water resources which had previously been shared with other Central Asian states. As a newly independent state, Uzbekistan faces numerous social and economic challenges.

Within the framework of international cooperation, GIZ is supporting reforms in the economy, health and the protection of natural resources.  Health is a priority area of Germany’s cooperation with Uzbekistan.

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