A Forum on Global Alliances in New Digital Technologies for Enhancing Capacity was jointly organized by UNESCO Secretariat and the Uzbek National Commission for UNESCO in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 23 to 24 October 2008.
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan (lower house of parliament approved a draft law “On accession of Uzbekistan to the Second Optional Protocol of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (New York, 15 December 1989”.
Verhovnaya Rada of Ukraine (parliament) passed the law “On ratification of agreement between Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Uzbekistan on cooperation in prevention of emergency situations and liquidation of their consequences”.
An issue on granting of observer status for the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the General Assembly was included to the its 63rd session of the General Assembly.
Further enhancing confidence- and security-building measures and promoting military co-operation outlined in the 1999 OSCE Vienna Document are the focus of a training seminar that started in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 28 October.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao made a four-point proposal on Thursday for enhancing the pragmatic cooperation among members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Foreign Affairs Ministry of Uzbekistan issued a press release on use of water energy resources in the Central Asian region. Uzbekistan called neighbouring countries rationally use water resources and audit all hydro power projects to reveal their impact to environment.
The prime ministers of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) met in Astana, Kazakstan Thursday to discuss the promotion of cooperation within the organization, Xinhua reported.
Russia’s PM Vladimir Putin urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Thursday to boost cooperation with observer countries and international organizations, RIA Novosti reported.