Uzbekistan

The country is not party to the Stockholm Convention and negotiations with the Uzbek Government have taken place for the last two years. Nevertheless, several activities have already taken place: In 2009, a regional World Bank project with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan has been implemented, with special training session for employees at the governmental level regarding the inventory process and risk assessment for polygons. Inventory results have been included in the Government Statement on the Environment. National safeguarding measures have included fencing off of 13 burial sites to prevent public access.

Information on all polygons and central stores with estimated amounts of obsolete pesticides has been made available. Uzbekistan reports to have 17,718 metric tonnes of obsolete pesticides.

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