ILO, UNICEF and the World Bank welcomed the establishment of the Social Protection Agency in Uzbekistan. Their joint statement said the new agency would be crucial to help address fragmentation or gaps in the social protection. The reform was long-awaited by experts and international organizations.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev appointed Mansurbek Olloyorov as his advisor on social protection and the director of the newly created National Social Protection Agency under the President, a day after announcing the creation of the agency in his election speech.
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