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#HearMeToo: Activists in Central Asia break ground in fight against violence

Three women activists are part of a growing movement to counter violence against women and girls in Central Asia, where the problem remains largely unaddressed.  


Central Asian governments call for the elimination of violence against women and girls

Government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia gathered at a United Nations regional conference to discuss holistic strategies to combat all forms of violence against women and girls…  


No one carries water in this Uzbek village...anymore

Suffering from an outdated water system in disrepair, a village in Uzbekistan found a sustainable solution to accessing safe drinking water.  


Piecing together new opportunities

In Uzbekistan, a woman entrepreneur grows her textile business through creative thinking, good planning and support for her employees.  


When it comes to ending corruption, is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Since passing the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in 2003, the world celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December every year. But do we really have anything to celebrate?…  


The Land of Milk and Honey

Kuralbay is one of many bee farmers from the Karakalpakstan region in Uzbekistan, a region close to the Aral Sea. With the environmental challenges brought on by the lake’s collapse, it has been a…  


Big exports, bigger impact

Across Uzbekistan, fledging small businesses are proving to be a solution for vulnerable citizens. Aid for Trade supports small and medium enterprises to grow in exports and employees.  


Trade and development agencies join forces to boost Central Asia’s capacity to export

Three international organizations launched a new trade intelligence training programme for Central Asia, to support the trade and export capacities of the businesses in this region. The programme…  


Partners discuss development challenges, opportunities in Central Asia

Representatives of UNDP and the European Union (EU) discussed development challenges and opportunities in Central Asia, and their future collaboration in the region.  


UNDP, international partners launch cross-border initiative to help save the snow leopard

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as part of a broad coalition of international partners, has launched a regional initiative to save the snow leopard and protect its sanctuaries in 12…  

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