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UZBEKISTAN: Joint UN Programme Reviewed

Gazeta on 11 April reported that representatives of UN agencies expressed grave concern over the extent of the ecological crisis of the Aral Sea, which has had a profound impact on the livelihoods of local people and the level of human development. The mission team reviewed the implementation of the Joint UN Programme "Ensuring the livelihoods of people affected by the crisis in the Aral Sea," the first large-scale joint UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, WHO and the UNV (United Nations Volunteers) programme in Uzbekistan. The programme focuses on three key interrelated areas: the creation of new sources of income for the population, access to effective social services and promotion of  local development through the empowerment of local communities. The UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan Stephen Prisner, together with WHO, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and UN Women visited areas of joint projects in Karakalpakstan.  Read in Russian: Gazeta Read in English: UzDaily

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