Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The agreement on cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNICEF was signed on December 19, 1994 in the city of Tashkent. The document was ratified by the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on December 22, 1995.

The UNICEF representative office in the Republic of Uzbekistan was opened on March 1, 1994. From 1994 to 2000 the first Country Program between the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNICEF was implemented, from 2000 to 2004 - the second, for which $ 19 million was allocated. On November 30, 2009 the third Country Program was signed between the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNICEF for 2010-2015. As part of this program, UNICEF increased funding for projects in the country from an annual $ 5 million to $ 7 million. UNICEF’s overall assistance for 2010-2015 amounted to $ 42,234 million, of which 19,734 million was UNICEF’s fund, 22,500 million came from donors.

UNICEF activities in Uzbekistan are carried out within the framework of the Country Programs and cover the following areas:

• promoting the well-being of the population;

• protection of motherhood and childhood;

• assistance in improving the life of the child.

UNICEF is also working to support the introduction of international criteria for the definition of live births in Uzbekistan, the management of safe motherhood initiatives and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection.

Along with this, the Representative Office also carries out its activities in the following areas:

• Promoting protection against diseases through the elimination of measles, poliomyelitis, increasing vaccination coverage for infants and improving the management of childhood diseases such as diarrhea and respiratory diseases;

• Tackling health problems associated with iodine deficiency through achieving universal iodization of salt;

• Provision of Vitamin A supplements for children aged 6 to 9 months as strategies to improve child health and reduce infant and child mortality;

• provision of iron supplements to reduce anemia among women of childbearing age, pregnant women and children in selected most vulnerable regions of the country;

• Ensure the introduction of integrated management of childhood illnesses, safe immunization practices, lactation and control of vitamin deficiencies in the curricula of medical schools, which is part of primary health care.

On April 15, 2016 The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the UNICEF Office in Tashkent signed the new Country Program of Cooperation for 2016-2020.

The country program was developed taking into account the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2016-2020. Its total budget is $ 32.7 million.

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