Quote of the month

Immunization needs equity, just as much as equity needs immunization.

Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director

Fast facts

Participation of children with disabilities

In preschool education was promoted in one-third of countries in the CEECIS in 2011.

Governmental organizations

The Cabinet of Ministers

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an executive body that provides guidance for the efficient functioning of the national economy, for social and cultural development, and for the execution of both the laws and other decisions of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) and the decrees and orders of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Cabinet of Ministers is a main UNICEF partner, coordinating the development and implementation of Country Programmes of Cooperation.

Website: http://www.gov.uz/en/government/

The Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is the central body of public health administration in Uzbekistan, established to implement the national policy to preserve and improve the health of the population, to create conditions for raising a healthy generation, to develop preventive health care, and to promote healthy lifestyles. The ministry is a key UNICEF partner in the field of health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS, and is involved in social policy and child protection programmes.

Website: http://www.minzdrav.uz/en/

The Ministry of Economics

The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a government body responsible for the development and implementation of long-term strategies and programmes for national development. The ministry works with UNICEF through a number of inter-sector platforms regarding social policy issues.

Website: http://www.gov.uz/en/authorities/ministries/1294

The Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a government body that implements the financial and pricing policies of the country, and carries out the general management of the organisation of finance and pricing throughout all of Uzbekistan. The ministry is a UNICEF partner in the field of social policy, particularly in regards to public finance management and social budgeting to meet the best interests of children.

Website: http://www.gov.uz/en/authorities/ministries/1296

The State Committee on Statistics

The State Committee on Statistics of Uzbekistan is a government body that carries out a common policy in the field of statistics, designed to create and operate an integrated progressive statistical information system. UNICEF partners with the committee in data collection and analysis, with regards to women’s and children’s issues.

Website: http://www.stat.uz/en/

The Ministry of Public Education

The Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a government body responsible for the implementation of a uniform state policy on the development of preschool, general secondary and adult education, and for the improvement of the quality and professional level of teachers. The ministry works closely with UNICEF in the education field, focusing on policy development and capacity building.

Website: http://uzedu.uz/eng/

The Ministry of Higher and Special Secondary Education

The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a government body that manages higher, secondary and vocational education. The ministry partners with UNICEF in the field of education.

Website: http://www.edu.uz

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the central governmental authority that implements policies in the fields of labour, employment and social protection. The ministry partners with UNICEF in strengthening the national social protection system and services, and is involved in inter-sector platforms regarding social protection issues.

Website: http://www.gov.uz/en/authorities/ministries/1299

The Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the government authority established to ensure the realisation of state policy in the area of ​​law and legal practice. It works to protect human rights and freedoms, to strengthen legal foundations for the development of civil society institutions, to coordinate government agencies in providing the legal advocacy needed to enhance legal awareness and legal culture in society, and to strengthen the rule of law. The ministry partners with UNICEF in addressing child protection issues.

Website: http://www.gov.uz/en/authorities/ministries/1310

The Prosecutor General's Office

The Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the single centralised system of the national prosecution. It is led by the Attorney General of the Republic of Uzbekistan, according to the rule of law. It serves to prevent crime and protect the rights and freedoms of citizens in accordance with a constitutional order of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Prosecutor General’s Office works with UNICEF in child protection programmes.

Website: http://www.gov.uz/en/prosecutor/