TASHKENT HOSTED THE PRESENTATION OF THE SECOND NATIONAL REPORT ON MDGS
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In our nation’s capital hosted a presentation of the Second National Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Uzbekistan. The event was attended by representatives of ministries and departments, international organizations, diplomatic corps, experts and civil society.
The goal of the was the official presentation of the report on the MDGs and information on the ongoing global consultations on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The report provides an assessment of progress towards the MDGs in the country, consisting of 8 points - Uzbekistan and global partnership, to improve the quality of education in primary and secondary schools, the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, ensuring environmental sustainability.
Opening the event, Minister of Economy of Uzbekistan G.Saidova said that by signing the Millennium Declaration in 2000, Uzbekistan has pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. - Submits a report is a joint initiative of the Government of our country and the UN agencies in Uzbekistan and aims to carry out an objective analysis and evaluation of the country’s progress towards the Millennium Development Goals for the period 2000-2013. It identifies the key factors that contribute to the objectives, challenges and formed the challenges facing the country in the future, - she said.
The event with the presentation of the report made by the representative of the Center for Economic Research, is the coordinating institution for its preparation. It was noted that in September 2000, leaders of 189 countries, including Uzbekistan, have signed the Millennium Declaration and pledged to promote human development by putting in front of eight major goals with specific deadlines and criteria for assessing their achievement.
The presentation noted that the socio-economic policy guidelines and the Government of Uzbekistan aimed at sustainable economic growth, equitable distribution of income and the harmonious development of population, creates social consensus in society on the basis of achieving a common noble objectives of its development. During the years 2001-2013 against the backdrop of sustainable high economic growth failed to reduce the level of poverty in Uzbekistan is almost 2 times - from 27,5 to 14,1%.
Reforms of the education system launched at the initiative of the President of our country in the mid 90s of last century, have created favorable conditions for a wide access by all segments of the population to education, not only primary, but also the subsequent steps. Reforms in the health care provided to our residents receive quality, professional, technically well-equipped medical services, including in rural areas.
The country pays great attention to environmental sustainability, improvement of water and land resources, which helps to reduce water losses and improve the quality of land resources. As a result, energy infrastructure development and implementation of energy efficiency measures reduced the energy intensity of the economy, reduced emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere.
As UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan Stefan Prisner pointed out in his speech, having ensured contingency of MDGs with development plans of the country, Uzbekistan managed to achieve national development goals related to universal access to primary education, gender equality in primary and secondary schools, and to reduce maternal mortality others. UN celebrates successes and dedicated efforts of Uzbekistan in achieving the MDGs.
He also said that this year the world’s leaders will reconvene at the UN headquarters in New York to review progress towards the MDGs and agree on a program of action for the period after 2015. - This report is the second national report of Uzbekistan on the Millennium Development Goals and will provide a solid basis for the organization of consultations and the definition of development objectives of Uzbekistan for the period after 2015 in accordance with the new global challenges of sustainable development, - he said.