The constitution was drafted by a Constitutional Commission and adopted by the Supreme Council.
Uzbekistan is a sovereign democratic republic. Both names of the state - the Republic of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan - shall be equivalent (Article 1). All citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, regardless of their nationality, constitute the people of Uzbekistan (Article 8).
Projections reveal that to sustain the likely world population in the year 2000, an increase of 60 percent in agricultural production will be required. "Is there sufficient land to meet these needs?" becomes the overriding question. However, little precise information exists on which to base a reliable answer.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:
One of the striking features of transition from plan to market in CIS agriculture is the
dramatic shift from the predominance of large corporate farms (kolkhozy and sovkhozy,
generally referred to as agricultural enterprises) to individual or family agriculture based on a
spectrum of small farms. The individual sector, combining the traditional household plots and
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and its partners will hold consultations on various issues relating to the voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources. The voluntary guidelines aim to provide practical guidance for State governance bodies, civil society and the private sector.
The Parties have agreed to carry out cooperation in the following forms: (a) topographic, geodetic, cartographic and geoinformation activity; (b) publishing of maps, charts and other publications; (c) creation of databases on territory and land areas; (d) exchange of information; (e) joint research and development activity; (f) land use planning; and (g) exchange of experts.
The scope of this Law shall be keeping the state cadastres, collection and using of the cadastral information.