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Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan , is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia, formerly part of the Soviet Union. It shares borders with Kazakhstan to the west and to the north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the south. Once part of the Persian Samanid and later Timurid empires, the region was conquered in the early 16th century by Uzbek nomads, who spoke an Eastern Turkic language. Most of Uzbekistan’s population today belong to the Uzbek ethnic group and speak the Uzbek language, one of the family of Turkic languages. Uzbekistan was incorporated into the Russian Empire in the 19th century and in 1924 became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union, known as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic . It has been an independent republic since December 1991. Uzbekistan's economy relies mainly on commodity production, including cotton, gold, uranium, and natural gas. Despite the declared objective of transition to a market economy, Uzbekistan continues to maintain rigid economic controls, which often repel foreign investors. The policy of gradual, strictly controlled transition has nevertheless produced beneficial results in the form of economic recovery after 1995. Uzbekistan's domestic policies of human rights and individual freedoms are often criticized by international organizations. In Uzbekistan about 45 % of the population live on less than US$ 1.25 per day.

   
 
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Uzbekistan's Health Week campaign educates 6 million youths on proper nutrition - Tashkent
Uzbekistan's Health Week campaign educates 6 million youths on proper nutrition In view of the urgent need to raise awareness about proper nutrition in children, a national campaign called Health Week was conducted this spring in almost 10,000 schools throughout Uzbekistan. From 30 April to 7 May, approximately 6 million children were educated about the importance of proper nutrition. “All week, we have had interesting lessons about healthy food,” said Bakhodir Tuichiev, a fifth grader from School Number 3 in Fergana City. “We played games, had fun quizzes and took part in drawing and writing competitions.” The series of educational initiatives was carried out by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan, with support from UNICEF. During the camp...

Tourism in Uzbekistan - Tashkent
Tourism in Uzbekistan Welcome to Uzbekistan An oasis of peace, a land where ancient history and liberal culture converge. It's the oldest land in Central Asia having a twenty-five centuries long history, the country with the arranged specific historical and cultural community different from that of other regions. Lately, tourism interests in Uzbekistan have been noticeably raised and accordingly, the range of travel facilities and services of local tour operators are being increased year by year for attracting more travelers to explore this wonderful place. On the spaces of Uzbekistan there are many cities where hundreds of architectural monuments of different epochs are located. Among them are Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva,...

Women's Club Starts at the IATP Access Site in Navoi, Uzbekistan - Tashkent
Women's Club Starts at the IATP Access Site in Navoi, Uzbekistan Peace Corps Volunteer Shari Van Ness and local women launched a women's club at the IATP access site in Navoi, Uzbekistan. Shari wished to unite female high school students in order to discuss gender issues, reproductive health, trafficking, violence against women, and the rights of children and women in Uzbekistan. Navoi has the highest rate of suicide among women in a country traditionally known for its harsh treatment of women. Interestingly, club members decided to hold discussions in English as much as possible to enhance their language skills. They chose the IATP access site for their meetings, because they plan to research discussion topics on the Internet before, during, and after the meetings, and to use e-ma...

Uzbekistan's first Special Olympics challenges stigma against children with disabilities - Tashkent
Uzbekistan's first Special Olympics challenges stigma against children with disabilities Over 90 young athletes from all over Uzbekistan came together in Navoi late last month to compete in a historic celebration, the country's first-ever National Special Olympics. Held from 23 to 26 March, the event was a follow-up to the Central Asian Special Olympics, which had been hosted by Uzbekistan with support from UNICEF and other partners last year in Tashkent. Children's needs overlooked UNICEF Uzbekistan Representative Reza Hossaini commended the athletes and their families for their courage, telling them: “You and your families are truly a role model for all children and communities in Uzbekistan. By participating in this Olympics, you are also challenging the stigma attached to disability.” ...

Welcome to Uzbekistan! - Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan! Dear Colleagues! I am Aziz Sirojov and I work as a tour operator in “ALIJON TOUR” Travel Agency. We have a license for working in the sphere of tourism (? 509-00/148-05). “ALIJON TOUR” Incoming Travel Agency can offer tours, journeys and trekkings for the duration of 4-28 days through the Central Asian countries such as: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. If you have any questions about tours, journeys and trekkings to Uzbekistan and Central Asian Countries on the Road of Great Silk Road, please, ask me and I will always be ready to answer to your questions. For more informations you may observe our website: www.alijontour.com ALIJON TOUR Incoming Travel Agency Panjob 9, S...