Uzbekistan celebrates first anniversary of historic agreement to improve working conditions in textile industryUzbekistan’s textile and garment industry is celebrating the first anniversary of an important agreement aimed at improving working conditions and labor rights. This landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed by the Better Work program, the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan (FTUU), and the Uzbek government, represents a pivotal step in Uzbekistan’s strategy to enhance its cotton industry and position itself as a competitive global sourcing destination for apparel production. The Better Work program is collaboration between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).