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1.3 million

Children still grow up separated from their families in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Enhancing media coverage on persons with disabilities key to countering stigmas- UNICEF

Senior Media Management Discuss Reporting on Persons with Disabilities in Uzbekistan

Strengthening Social Protection in Uzbekistan

National and international experts discuss implementation of reforms in social development sphere.

UNICEF Statement on Plan of Action to Improve Situation of Girls in Specialized Educational Institutions in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, 13 February 2018 - UNICEF welcomes the endorsement of an Inter-Agency Plan of Action by the Women’s Committee in collaboration with state agencies, NGOs and UNICEF in order to improve the education, upbringing and reintegration of children in specialized educational facilities for girls. 

UNICEF calls for urgent action to protect children in digital world

Digital technology has transformed the world. As more and more children go online, it is increasingly changing childhood. Globally, more than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – a new child every half a second.

Focus on youth a necessary step in socio-economic development of Uzbekistan

Understanding the challenges and risks faced by children and youth in Uzbekistan is key to ensuring their well-being and plays a major role in helping enhance policies which will benefit them in the long term, UNICEF has said at a major conference of government officials and partners.

First Ever Child Friendly Interview Room Opened in Uzbekistan: Minimizing the Trauma to Children During Judicial Investigation Process

The Ministry of Interior of Uzbekistan and UNICEF  have inaugurated the first ever child-friendly room for investigations to strengthen measures to protect children who have been victims or witnesses of crime. 

Children in a Digital World: Benefits and Perils. Awareness as Key to Safety.

“For better and for worse, digital technology is now an irreversible fact of our lives,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “In a digital world, our dual challenge is how to mitigate the harms while maximizing the benefits of the internet for every child.” 

Activation. Equal Rights. Confident Voices

On 1 December 2017,  the "#Activation" forum, organized by UNICEF on the eve of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, took place in Tashkent. Children and adults with disabilities, parents and professionals gathered to share their life experiences and encourage other parents with children with disabilities to overcome barriers to their full participation in the society. 

A Life Changing Experience – to Learn Beyond the Basics of Health

Story of Abdulla (name changed to protect identity of the child), 15 year old, Samarkand region My parents are HIV-positive. My mother is alive, but my father died. I have been ill since birth and I spend a lot of time at the hospitals. Initially, I was told that I had some lung problems.

Helping Children Living with HIV Start a New Life

(Names changed to protect children’s identity)
“This is a gift from an angel,” says 13-year-old Feruza, showing a colorful origami flower in her hands. She then smiles and adds “well, actually one of my new friends made it, but I was very happy when I found out that it was for me”.