UNESCO Regional Conference on Global Literacy is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education & Literacy with UNESCO on 29-30 November, 2007 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Smt. Sonia Gandhi will be the Chief Guest of the inaugural session whereas Smt. Mahashweta Devi, Jnanapeeth award winner and recipient of Saraswathi Samman, will be the keynote speaker.
Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent will host the next conference of Russian expatriates living in Central Asia not later than September 2008, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said on the results of the conference of Russian compatriots held in Bishkek last week.
Zautbek Turisbekov has been appointed ambassador of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan.
The fight against drug smuggling remains to be one of the priority areas of the activities of the Uzbek law-enforcement agencies.
A candidate for the Uzbek presidency, Asliddin Rustamov, has urged joining efforts with other countries in the fight against international terrorism, extremism and drugs. Rustamov is nominated from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (PDPU - former Uzbek Communist Party).
Legal Clinic under the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) organized a training on labour rights for children of SOS Children’s Village in Tashkent on 12 November.
A group of specialists of Uzbekistan will get acquainted with methodologies on scientific and social research on gender issues at UNDP-backed training on 13-15 November. The training will be followed by a three-month distance course.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 12-16 November supports training on Long Term Population projections for staff of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
A meeting between representatives of the Tajik and Uzbek border services is currently under way in Khujand [northern Tajikistan].
The first ever female candidate for the Uzbek presidency, Dilorom Toshmuhammadova, nominated from the Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (ASDP), has said that one of the priority tasks of her party is fighting international terrorism, drug business and information attacks.