Tuesday, 27, September, 2022

World

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.

At least 12 people were killed when a plane carrying 93 passengers and five crew members crashed shortly after takeoff near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday morning.

An Uzbek national who attempted an armed robbery at a private bank in Antalya province was detained after being convinced by the security forces.

A family of five from Houston, Texas, and two adults from Canada, all natives of Uzbekistan, died in a small plane crash in Kingston, Ont., Wednesday evening, CBC News said.

German car giant Volkswagen announced on Friday that it will invest €60 billion ($66.3 billion) in the next five years in digitization as well as producing more electric and hybrid vehicles.

Global food prices rose in October for the first time in five months, as international quotations for sugar and key cereals increased significantly, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Seventeen people were killed in an overnight shootout at an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border that was attacked by armed men wearing masks, Tajik authorities said today.

FAO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation today agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at providing food security and sustainable development for present and future generations, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender equality has not been achieved in any country of the world – gender inequality in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, particularly in rural areas, is still an issue. With the International Day of Rural Women tomorrow, FAO is raising awareness on the situation of rural women and its ongoing and soon to be launched efforts to empower them, and calls for actions to ensure that rural women and girls fully enjoy their human rights.

Few issues have generated as much public interest in recent years as food loss and waste, widely agreed to be a moral and technical failure in a world where hunger and malnutrition have yet to be eradicated.

Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and with efforts off track for meeting its objectives, world leaders today called for a decade of ambitious action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and announced actions they are taking to advance the agenda.