Tuesday, 27, September, 2022

World

In a message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the dangers posed by air pollution and urged greater efforts to address it.

Even though naturally perfectly equipped to roam the steep mountains of Central Asia, the snow leopard is facing extinction. Around 7,500 individuals roam in the wild, according to the most recent estimates. There is a strong commitment of conservationists to prevent the extinction of the solitary ‘ghost of the mountains’ in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, more recently catalysed by the IUCN Save Our Species.

Three multimillion-dollar Los Angeles investment properties have simultaneously popped up for sale, all of them with dazzling views of the L.A. skyline and pricetags that range between $5.995 and $6.495 million, Variety reported. All three are owned by businessman Timur Tillyaev and his philanthropist wife Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the famously glamorous and jetsetting younger daughter of Uzbekistan’s late dictator Islam Karimov, via a series of shell companies.

Uzbekistan welcomes the announcement in Afghanistan of a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of the holy holiday of Eid al-Adha, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar at a press conference on Thursday said that 12 countries want to host intra-Afghan talks, including regional countries.

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad plans to visit Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Qatar to discuss the situation with the peace process in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the US Department of State said on June 28.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has removed Uzbekistan from its list of "countries of particular concern." In a report released on April 28, the commission recommended that the US State Department add Uzbekistan to its Special watch list.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions would likely lead to a resurgence of the illness as governments in Europe began rolling out plans to lift quarantine measures to get their economies up and running again.

American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates once said, “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” This year, the World Intellectual Property Organization is celebrating the 20th World Intellectual Property Day with the theme, “Innovation for a Green Future.”  This year’s theme will look at the economic value of environmentally sound solutions, and the importance of respect for patents and design to create new technologies for a more sustainable future for us all.

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.

Tehran will not abide by any of its commitments to the 2015 nuclear accord it signed with world powers, pushing the deal closer to total collapse as the fallout from the US killing of an Iranian commander intensified. Iran’s decision to no longer limit the number of centrifuges used for enrichment raised the spectre of the country developing a nuclear weapon.