Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
35.2 milion

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit

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Measurement work

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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


National Law No. ЗРУ-385 of 2 December 2019 "On Volunteer Activity"

Year 2019
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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

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Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?


VNR Reporting

Voluntary National Review

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

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So far people-centered response by the Government have received a positive feedback from the population. The Government was publishing regular data on the COVID-19 outbreak and conducting a commendable state public awareness campaign about risks, supporting a strong policy response. It included providing hourly updates, debunking rumors and false information through official social media channels. Interaction with citizens through official communication channels and community institutions played a critical role in the response process. There were joint efforts of citizens and government to reduce transmission of infection and enhance recovery. Volunteer groups of citizens joined the law-enforcement agencies to provide logistics support and care for vulnerable households. The government secured supporting religious and community leaders to help ensure policy physical distance, as well as to support the detection process and detection of diseases.

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Voluntary National Review 2023

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

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A new system has been introduced, aimed at ensuring employment of young people and solving their problems – the "Youth Notebook" and "Youth Programs". The single electronic platform "" has been launched, which makes it possible to digitalize the system, ensure transparency of benefits provided to young people, and monitor on-the ground work (SDG 8). It should be noted that, in order to consistently increase employment and real incomes of the population, "Monomarkaz" LLC was created, which provides services to the unemployed population. To date, there are 14 "Ishga Marhamat" mono-centers, 30 vocational training centers, 11 short-term vocational training courses and 136 vocational training centers for Sports was established on the basis of the Agency and the Ministry of Sports the mahalla population in the regions, which is the result of reforms in this area (SDG 8). Volunteering has been further developed with the adoption of the new Law "On Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Volunteering". Some notable changes include the involvement of volunteers in the Ministry of Justice, the cooperation between volunteers and state bodies, and the inclusion of volunteers in public councils at each state agency. In general, as a result of the implementation of the Action Strategy, radical structural and institutional transformations have taken place in Uzbekistan.

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In the period of 2016-2020, the cash flow of non-governmental and nonprofit organizations increased by more than 12 times. In addition, citizens volunteered in activities to achieve the most important SDGs for them. Thus, volunteering was almost ubiquitous with a rate of 92% among the population in 2020- 2021. Most volunteer work is done by helping friends and neighbors and participating in a government program or campaign. In general, there is an active process of efficient development of civil society, the functioning of which requires further improvement of the legislative and legal framework.

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UNSDCF Reporting

United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 for Uzbekistan

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Volunteering integrated into the narrative text of the UNSDCF

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Support national institutions to strengthen capacities to develop and implement effective active labour market policies as well as introducing innovative and inclusive solutions that promote decent work and skills development programmes for youth, women, and vulnerable groups, and people with disabilities; support initiatives aiming at capacity building of public employment services (e.g. employment support service centres), labour inspections and other relevant bodies, to deliver services to the population; support national priorities on youth employment and job creation, with a focus on youth not in education nor in training (NEET) to build competencies that meet labour market demand, including their participation in society through volunteerism; provide policy advice and expertise to galvanize international support for development and implementation of the national Poverty Reduction Strategy that addresses inequalities to leave no one behind and adhere to gender empowerment and a human rights-based approach; a national comprehensive employment policy framework will be developed, to address macroeconomic, labour market and employment challenges, including transition to formality and gender inequality. 

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The UN will leverage its partnership with national stakeholders (i.e., government agencies, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Federation of Trade Unions, private businesses, the parliament) and international development partners (such as IFC, EBRD, ADB, IsDB) to promote innovative and sustainable solutions for improving the business environment and developing labour markets, inter alia, through fostering business start-ups, promoting tourism and cultural products and encouraging volunteerism.

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