In Nukus, the programme will assist the Government of Uzbekistan within the framework of its own 'Safe city' initiative to address risks at urban level, protect the population and territories from emergencies, enhance public safety, rule of law, fire, road and environmental safety. Nukus us the sixth-largest city in Uzbekistan, and the capital of the autonomous Karakalpakstan Republic with a population of 316,000 (April 2019). Karakalpakstan is regarded as one of the most disadvantaged of the country in terms of economic, ecological and social welafare. Results of the assessment are expected in Q3 2020.