Friday, 04, December, 2020

World

Uzbekistan climbs to 156th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index published by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

The Freedom House published “Freedom in the World 2020” report, which offered a special assessment of the state of democracy in 195 countries of the world.

Uzbekistan has become the member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), the Ministry of Justice said. The accession completion procedure took place on March 4 in the Netherlands with the participation of the Uzbek delegation, the Justice Ministry said in a statement.

Foreign leaders appear to have scaled back their generosity when it comes to gifts given to President Donald Trump, his family and top officials.

According to the methodology developed by Insurly for its “2020 Ranking of the World’s Safest Countries“, Uzbekistan is the safest travel destination in the CIS countries with an score of 70.3 out of 100, while it is placed 46th in the overall ranking.

Germany launched the Green Central Asia project, a regional climate and security initiative in Central Asia and Afghanistan. The project aims to strengthen cooperation in the region as well as the exchange between policy-makers, academia and civil society.

A new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, shows that a third of adolescent girls from the poorest households have never been to school, and spending on education is heavily skewed towards wealthier households.

Around half a billion people work fewer paid hours than they would like, or are not getting enough access to paid work, shows a study published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday, which also forecasts that unemployment will rise by about 2.5 million this year.

World food prices rose for the third consecutive month in December, as a strong rally in vegetable oil prices drove the FAO Food Price Index to its highest level in five years.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent condolences messages to the leaders of Ukraine and Iran on the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran which claimed 176 lives, the presidential press service said.