(Tashkent) – The Uzbek authorities should stop harassing human rights activists, including those recently released from prison, and ensure their safety, Amnesty International, Civil Rights Defenders, Front Line Defenders, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), Human Rights Watch, and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a new forecast of the growth of world economy and individual geographic regions. Central Asia, in general, looks more than promising. The average index of economic growth of the countries in the region, for this and the following years, is at a higher level than the world’s total.
Decades after incompetent rule by a Soviet dictator Central Asia’s most populous country is taking important steps toward strengthening the rule of law and opening its economy.
Kazakh cement producer, SAS-Tobe Technologies, has increased its exports to Uzbekistan, Podrobno.uz reported.
From 6 to 9 November, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Gender, Melanne Verveer and OSCE Senior Adviser on Gender Issues, Amarsanaa Darisuren conducted a country visit to Uzbekistan. The visit was organized by the Italian OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office.
AKIPRESS.COM - Uzbekistan takes a lead in number of migrant workers entering Russia since start of 2018. More than 3.4 million citizens of Uzbekistan entered Russia from January through September 2018, including 1,573,791 people who arrived to work, CA-News reports.
A pledging event for the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia held on 8 November at the EBRD's London headquarters saw the European Union increase its contribution by EUR10 million (USD11.3 million). Belgium, Norway, Switzerland and the USA also pledged "significant" contributions, and Lithuania also made a donation, the EBRD said. This is sufficient to extend the work of the fund to additional contaminated sites but more will be required to tackle all high priority sites in the region, it added.
This move follows a similar one by Russia. Uzbekistan will now implement arbitration mechanisms for disputes in crypto. This was done via a presidential decree, which called for the establishment of the arbitration body to handle cases of people from different jurisdictions.
In the Kyrgyz village of Kok Tal, it is the jarring sound of Bahadyr Mamatgapirov's mobile phone that breaks the serenity of dawn.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree on the creation of favorable conditions for working activity in Uzbekistan of the qualified specialists from foreign countries, the press service of the Ministry of Justice stated, Gazeta.uz reported.