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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.

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.

“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.

Study shows 7.8 percentage points drop in child poverty across Uzbekistan in three years
1 April 2024, 13:16

Study shows 7.8 percentage points drop in child poverty across Uzbekistan in three years

The child poverty rate in Uzbekistan has decreased by 7.8 percentage points from 21.5% in 2021 to 13.7% in 2023. The lowest child poverty rates are in Navoi region and Tashkent city, while relatively high child poverty rates are found in Syrdarya and Jizzakh regions.

Former head of UNICEF in Uzbekistan: about 200 children and women are still in Syria and wait for repatriation
14 November 2023, 12:02

Former head of UNICEF in Uzbekistan: about 200 children and women are still in Syria and wait for repatriation

Munir Mammadzade, former Representative of UNICEF to Uzbekistan, said that about 200 children and women from Uzbekistan remain in Syrian camps waiting to be repatriated. He noted the importance of social workers in the reintegration process of people who returned under past Mehr operations.

Early years: Uzbekistan’s foundation for human capital
15 August 2023, 11:52

Early years: Uzbekistan’s foundation for human capital

Tsitsi Singizi, chief of communication in UNICEF Uzbekistan, in her column for Gazeta.uz writes how a preschool centre in a remote village in Namangan region helps ensure equal access to preschool education.

International organizations welcome establishment of Social Protection Agency
1 June 2023, 23:25

International organizations welcome establishment of Social Protection Agency

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.


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