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Brightness of all LED advertising screens in Tashkent to be monitored
17 May 2024, 22:25

Brightness of all LED advertising screens in Tashkent to be monitored

In response to residents'' complaints, Tashkent administration started inspecting the brightness levels of all LED advertising screens in the city. A preliminary study has revealed that over 90% of screens have a brightness exceeding the norm. Violators are expected to be cut from power supply.

ELLE magazine set to launch in Uzbekistan
16 May 2024, 16:04

ELLE magazine set to launch in Uzbekistan

ELLE media brand will make its entry into Uzbekistan’s market. Currently ELLE Oʻzbekiston is hiring employees.

Regina Maria Castillo becomes new UNICEF representative in Uzbekistan
16 May 2024, 09:57

Regina Maria Castillo becomes new UNICEF representative in Uzbekistan

Regina Maria Castillo became new representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Uzbekistan. Earlier, she served as UNICEF representative in Croatia and Paraguay.

Uzbekistan adopts Anti-Drug Strategy for 2024−2028
14 May 2024, 21:59

Uzbekistan adopts Anti-Drug Strategy for 2024−2028

President of Uzbekistan approved the National Strategy to Fight Drug Addiction and Drug Crimes for 2024−2028. It covers measures to prevent drug penetration in the country, stop online drug distribution, and improve drug dependency treatment.

Uzbekistan develops support system for victims of harassment and violence
14 May 2024, 13:41

Uzbekistan develops support system for victims of harassment and violence

Inson Social Service Centers will assist victims of harassment and violence without requiring a protection order. Victims will receive a protection order within 24 hours of the incident being reported, enabling them to access medical and psychological support at hospitals 24/7.

Zaamin Ultra ultramarathon to be held in Zaamin National Nature Park
13 May 2024, 13:44

Zaamin Ultra ultramarathon to be held in Zaamin National Nature Park

International ultramarathon Zaamin Ultra 2024 will be held in Zaamin National Nature Park on 1 and 2 June. The race will offer distances of 2, 10, 21 and 50 kilometers.

UNESCO includes two Uzbekistan nominations in Memory of World Register
10 May 2024, 16:47

UNESCO includes two Uzbekistan nominations in Memory of World Register

“Turkiston Album (1871−1872)” and “Images of Khorazm Oasis by Khudoybergan Devonov (1879−1937)” have been nominated by Uzbekistan and included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

Supreme Court of Uzbekistan rehabilitates 205 more repressed people
7 May 2024, 15:42

Supreme Court of Uzbekistan rehabilitates 205 more repressed people

Supreme Court of Uzbekistan rehabilitated 205 more individuals who faced repression from the 1920s to the 1930s, bringing the total to 1,031. Among them is Sadulla Kasimov, former chairperson of the Supreme Court of the Uzbek SSR.

Project on rational management of hazardous chemicals launched in Uzbekistan
1 May 2024, 17:58

Project on rational management of hazardous chemicals launched in Uzbekistan

Ministry of Ecology, FAO, and EU have launched a project on rational management hazardous chemicals. In recent years, Uzbekistan has decommissioned eight pesticide burial sites, begun this process at two more, and reconstructed another storage facility.

Inflation increases in Uzbekistan following removal of VAT exemption on medicines and public services
1 May 2024, 13:33

Inflation increases in Uzbekistan following removal of VAT exemption on medicines and public services

Inflation in Uzbekistan increased to 0.93% in April, with annual inflation exceeding 8%. This increase was influenced by the removal of the zero VAT rate on medicines and utilities, including water supply, heating, and sewage. Prices also rose for sugar, milk, flour, meat, and other goods.

Uzbekistan to participate in PISA study once again with support from World Bank
30 April 2024, 18:31

Uzbekistan to participate in PISA study once again with support from World Bank

Uzbekistan will partake in PISA for the second time, with World Bank’s support. Pilot testing for PISA-2025 is scheduled for May this year, and education specialists are currently familiarizing themselves with the methodology.

Op-Ed: Ending corporal punishment of children: A collective responsibility for leaders and communities, families and parents
30 April 2024, 14:10

Op-Ed: Ending corporal punishment of children: A collective responsibility for leaders and communities, families and parents

Corporal punishment, intended to cause a child pain or discomfort for disciplinary purposes, remains widespread across the world. Antonia Luedeke, Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF, stresses the need to shift towards non-violent parenting and educational methods that respect children’s dignity.

U.S. removes Uzbekistan from Intellectual Property Watch List
26 April 2024, 14:37

U.S. removes Uzbekistan from Intellectual Property Watch List

Uzbekistan was removed from the Intellectual Property Watch List “due to sustained progress” by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Uzbekistan had been on the list for 24 years, since 2000.

“Story of immunization in Uzbekistan is story of human triumph,” says UNICEF
24 April 2024, 20:00

“Story of immunization in Uzbekistan is story of human triumph,” says UNICEF

National immunization program impacts 3.5 million children, with 950,000 receiving three doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine annually. As World Immunization Week unfolds, UNICEF reminded the critical role of vaccination in safeguarding children’s health and survival.

Over 500 public buildings in Uzbekistan to become energy efficient under project by Ministry of Energy and WB
23 April 2024, 19:05

Over 500 public buildings in Uzbekistan to become energy efficient under project by Ministry of Energy and WB

Ministry of Energy and WB aim to jointly improve energy efficiency of Uzbekistan’s public buildings in a project. Over five years, hospitals, schools and kindergartens will improve thermal insulation, ventilation, air conditioning, and replace coal-fired boilers with solar collector heating systems.

Uzbekistan’s permanent population reaches 37 million
22 April 2024, 19:34

Uzbekistan’s permanent population reaches 37 million

Permanent population of Uzbekistan surpassed 37 million on April 22. Since the beginning of the year, the figure has grown by over 200,000 people, with an increase of more than 36,700 just in the ongoing month of April.

English Speaking Nation program trains 18,000 English teachers in Uzbekistan
22 April 2024, 12:01

English Speaking Nation program trains 18,000 English teachers in Uzbekistan

A four-year English Speaking Nation program, supported by the United States, concluded in Uzbekistan. More than 18,000 English teachers nationwide participated in the initiative.

Children left without parental care in Russia repatriated to Uzbekistan
16 April 2024, 13:11

Children left without parental care in Russia repatriated to Uzbekistan

17 Uzbekistani minors, deprived of parental care and in need of assistance, have been returned from Russia to Uzbekistan.

Almost 4,800 convicted for domestic violence, sexual harassment in Uzbekistan in first quarter
13 April 2024, 10:30

Almost 4,800 convicted for domestic violence, sexual harassment in Uzbekistan in first quarter

In the initial quarter of the current year, 4,477 individuals faced administrative and criminal charges under domestic violence statutes in Uzbekistan. Among them, 318 were convicted of sexual harassment, while 40 were found guilty of disseminating intimate information.

Photos: Morning namaz on Ramadan Hayit in Tashkent
10 April 2024, 16:26

Photos: Morning namaz on Ramadan Hayit in Tashkent

Mosques in Uzbekistan held morning prayers marking the conclusion of Ramadan. This year’s namaz was conducted under heightened security measures. Photo report from Khoja Ahrar Vali and Minor mosques in Tashkent.

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