Thursday, 09, July, 2020

World

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.