UNDP in Uzbekistan and other UN agencies, present in the country, work to assist the Government in meeting the development challenges of Uzbekistan. UN Country Team (UN CT) does so through a set of projected development results, which are reflected in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
UNDP contributes to the overall achievement of UNCT and RC goals and is actively involved in the implementation of the UN Development Assistance Framework through a convening/chairing role of a number of working groups: Governance Theme Group and Sub-groups on Rule of Law and Climate Change Adaptation. UNDP as a member of the Operations Management Team assists the UN Country Team in terms of operations services. Also, two non-resident UN Agencies (UNRCCA and UNIC) are accommodated at the UNDP premises. UNDP also performs administrative services for all non-resident UN agencies with activities in Uzbekistan.
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
is a common strategic plan for the United Nations in Uzbekistan over the period 2010-2015. It is the result of consultative process to analyze how the United Nations can most effectively respond to Uzbekistan’s national priorities and needs. It is guided by the commitments of the Millennium Declaration as well as by the national Welfare Improvement Strategy (WIS) 2008-2010 and other national documents.
The UNDAF 2010-2015 identified four priority areas where the United Nations can make a contribution. These are:
- 1. Economic Well-being, with particular attention to vulnerable groups;
- 2. Social services, emphasizing increased access to and use of quality services;
- 3. Environment, encompassing integration of the principles of sustainable development into national policies and programmes;
- 4. Governance, focused on enhances effectiveness, inclusiveness and accountability at central and local levels alike.
UNDAF 2010-2015 has four main outcomes, which are:
Economic well-being of vulnerable groups is improved (residents of economically underdeveloped, mainly rural areas; women, particularly home-based workers; labour migrants and their families; children, particularly most-at-risk adolescents; the elderly; HIV- positive people; and people with disabilities).
Enhanced access to and utilization of relevant, quality essential social services (education, health, nutrition, STI/HIV/drug use prevention, social protection of children and Early Childhood Development).
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes.
Effectiveness, inclusiveness and accountability of governance at the central and local levels enhanced.
UN Agencies’ Cooperation
The UNDAF outlines the UN strategy for Uzbekistan and how the UN agencies will work together in a collaborative and mutually supporting way, also in a focused, targeted manner according to the mandate of each agency.
Almost all of the UNDAF outcomes are shared between at least two or more agencies. This not only allows for synergy between individual agencies, but also avoids possible duplication or unnecessary overlap.
UN Theme Groups
were created to coordinate operations of the UN agencies in Uzbekistan.
The UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS provides within each UNDAF outcome a structure enabling various agencies to coordinate United Nations support to the national response to HIV/AIDS and support an expanded multi-sectoral response to the epidemic. For more information see Joint Programme Project Document
. Likewise, the UN Resident Coordinator System integrates and mainstreams human rights and gender concerns into UN programming through all five UNDAF outcomes and serves as the main cooperation strategy for the UNCT in the field of identification, implementation and monitoring of UN joint programming.
The MDG team composed of national MDG experts provides specialized and expert advice in the identification of nationalized targets and indicators and at a later stage, of localization and monitoring of MDGs. The UNCT ensures that the work carried out by the MDG Team is streamlined into the UNDAF and through it into the country programmes, down to programme and project interventions for a full alignment of country programmes and national priorities with the MDGs.
For more information please refer to the latest Resident Coordinator Annual Report
For more information please refer to the strategic documents
For more information on UN Uzbekistan please visit www.un.uz