UN Garden in Tashkent

The tree planting ceremony was held at the occasion of the 70 th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  UN family in cooperation with ECO Movement of the Parliament of Uzbekistan and Hokimyat of Tashkent  planted the first UN garden in Central Asia.

At the opening ceremony of the Eco Garden tree planting Mr. Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator mentioned that "2015 is the year of a new vision for the next 15 years - the Sustainable Development Goals. There is a stronger recognition than ever before that economic growth cannot happen without taking into account the environmental dimension. As the saying goes, "we have not inherited the world from our ancestors, we have borrowed the world from our children", who deserve to get handed over this precious planet in a good shape. In this context what could be more symbolic than planting trees?"

More than 300 trees were planted in the Alisher  Navoi park of Tashkent.