The United Nations Children's Fund
Present in Uzbekistan since 1994, UNICEF has worked to ensure that the nation’s youngest citizens can thrive in a caring, supportive and nurturing society. In accordance with its official mandate, UNICEF advocates to guarantee that the rights of Uzbekistan’s children are protected, that their basic needs are met, and that they have every opportunity to reach their full potential.
UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour toward children.
Through its successive Programmes of Cooperation, UNICEF has supported the Government at central and local levels to address issues related to the rights and well-being of children and their families, in partnership with civil society organizations, Parliament, communities, youth, media, and both multilateral and bilateral development partners.
II. Main Areas of Work
UNICEF’s priorities in Uzbekistan include ensuring the survival and well-being of mothers and children through the introduction of international standards of maternal and child health care; the promotion of best nutritional practices, including food fortification and exclusive breastfeeding; the integration of HIV prevention, care and support services into the national health system; and the promotion of hygiene practices.
UNICEF also works to guarantee that every child in Uzbekistan can develop, learn and grow in a supportive environment. To achieve this goal, UNICEF supports the Government to improve the quality and efficiency of basic and preschool education, and to protect children from all forms of abuse, from institutionalization, and from harmful contact with the legal system.
UNICEF also supports the Government’s effort to improve State coordination systems for monitoring, reporting on and implementing children’s rights, and to enhance disaster preparedness and build a culture of safety and prevention at local level.
The Country Programme of Cooperation 2016-2020, developed by UNICEF and the Government, is designed to ensure protection of the rights of every woman and child in the country. The Programme is designed to achieve national priorities and contribute toward the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in accordance with the CRC and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
III. Contact Information
16, Sharof Rashidov Street, Tashkent, 100029, Uzbekistan
Tel. +998 (71) 233-95-12
Fax: +998 (71) 140-65-08
Representative: Mr. Munir Mamedzade.