Tuesday, 22, October, 2019

World

The annual report of the U.S. State Department Annual Report on International Religious Freedom was presented in Washington Friday, the Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced at the Release of the 2018 Report.

On June 21, 2019, Uzbekistan delegation headed by Deputy PM/ Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov will attend the 82nd meeting of the CIS Economic Council in Minsk, the Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan has climbed by 2 places in an annual Global Peace Index this year, finishing at 102 among 163 countries, while Iceland remained at the top position, according to a report by an international think tank. 

The United States Government through USAID’s Smart Waters Regional activity launched its annual two weeks Summer School Education Program with the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME).

Hundreds of people have been arrested in Kazakhstan while protesting against an election that they say will deprive them of a political voice.

At today’s swearing-in ceremony, Volodymyr Zelenskiy read out the text of the oath and received a presidential card, badge, official seal and mace (bulava).

The Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry condemned the provocation attack on May 12 which damaged 4 commercial and civilian ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf, the ministry said in a statement.

Today is the World Press Freedom Day, which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.

Vladimir Posner during Late Posner Show in response to a question whether the post-Soviet countries needed democracy, replied: “Some former Soviet republics: the Baltic countries, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia need some sort of democracy ito a certain extent.”

It is estimated that about half of the world’s obsolete pesticides can be found in the former Soviet Union, with many of them stored throughout Central Asia. As an important centre for agriculture, particularly cotton production, the subregion was a heavy user of pesticides. What remain are inappropriate burial sites, regulatory and management deficits, and other issues.