On 27 January 2022, Uzbekistan chaired a meeting of an expert group to prepare for the meeting of heads of SCO member states' ministries and agencies on poverty reduction, scheduled for 28 January 2020.
The participants coordinated draft concluding documents of the upcoming meeting. They heard a report by experts from Uzbekistan on the upcoming International Conference on Poverty Reduction, scheduled to be held in Tashkent in May 2022.