UV2030 - In November 2023, a meeting of the Civil Society Advisory Council of the Uzbekistan Vision 2030 Fund was held.
This fund was established in 2022 based on the agreement between the Swiss Confederation and the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the procedure for the return of illegally acquired assets confiscated in Switzerland for the benefit of the population of the Republic of Uzbekistan. To ensure constructive interaction between the Fund and representatives of national and international civil society and academia, a Civil Society Advisory Council (CSAC) was established. More information about objectives and responsibilities of CSAC members in the Documents section: https://mptf.undp.org/fund/uzb00.
During the three-day discussions, the civil society advisory council met with deputy ministers, heads of UN agencies in Uzbekistan, and members of the Uzbekistan Vision 2030 Fund's Management Committee.
The Fund’s management committee consists of Ms. Consuelo Vidal-Bruce, the UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan, Mr. Ilhom Norkulov- the First Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy of Uzbekistan, and Mr. Konstantin Obolensky- the Ambassador of Switzerland to Uzbekistan.
The Civil Society Advisory Council also visited the Perinatal Center located in Tashkent region. The first project financed by the Fund aims to significantly reduce preventable maternal and newborn deaths in Uzbekistan. One of the main goals of the new project is to increase the survival rate babies with low birth weight from the current 75% to 90%. About the project: https://mptf.undp.org/project/00140334
Uzbekistan Vision 2030 Fund supports the principled, transparent and efficient return of assets through programs aimed at accelerating the implementation of the national reform agenda and Sustainable Development Goals of the Government of Uzbekistan. For more information, please visit the Fund page: https://mptf.undp.org/fund/uzb00