With a population exceeding 30 million, Uzbekistan is the most populous country in Central Asia. The country’s population is predominantly young with children under the age of 15 comprising about 35 percent of the total population, and youth under 24 accounting for nearly two-thirds. Since 1993, The Fund has been working closely with the government and civil society to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, promote gender equality, improve access to family planning information and services and ensure youth-friendly health services.
Working under the overall umbrella of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Uzbekistan 2016-2020, UNFPA is currently implementing its fourth Country Programme for the period of 2016-2020 under which UNFPA continues to focus on:
Promoting reproductive health and rights
Ensuring equal rights and opportunities for men and women
Linking population dynamics, and development
Working with adolescents and youth