; 8 July 1972) is the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.Karimova is the founder of the Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan Foundation and chairperson of its Board of Trustees; she is also the head of a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on cultural and social aspects of life in Uzbekistan.Also in 2009, the news have spread internationally that two of the worlds' most famous football strikers Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to support Gulnara Karimova's new initiative launching a children's project.Another project of Karimova, the Kelajak Ovozi Talented Youth Contest, has reportedly been attended by 388,000 young people in Uzbekistan since 2005, with projects and ideas ranging from IT, through architecture and design, to social innovations and poetry.Between summer 1995 and autumn 1997, she was Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.During this time she helped on with organizing the Tashkent International Conference "Central Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone" (CANWFZ).
In 2004, on her initiative was created "Yangi Avlod" Festival which supports children in arts disciplines.Since 2009, she has held a chair of political science at the UWED.She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications which she received in 2006, from Tashkent University of Informational Technologies.The album was also expected to be released in Asia, Russia and a number of other European countries.However, early reviews by critics have panned the debut album thus indefinitely halting the release in those markets.Afterwards, from summer 1995 until 1996, she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan at the department for political analysis and forecast, where she was assigned to write analytical reports for the State Security Council and the Presidential Administration.The next phase of her education took place after a few years of full-time work.During 1987 she interned at the State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics.From 1989 to 1994 she attended Tashkent State University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree from the International Economics department.In September of the same year, she was named Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva and took up the post in December 2008. My name has been mentioned earlier several times in relations to companies such as Zeromax in Zug, Interspan, Oxus Gold, Wimm-Bill-Dann of Russia, Carlsberg and many others." The probe, launched in 2012, had initially focused on four of Karimova’s allies. The money was seized through the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, an effort launched in 2010, to confiscate assets of government officials around the world who abuse their influence for personal enrichment.In the interview to the Swiss economic magazine Bilan, Karimova denied her involvement into mentioned cases stating: "I have never considered the opportunities of doing business in Switzerland. which focuses on scientific-applied research on present-day issues of internal and foreign policy of Uzbekistan, regional security, economic development and international cooperation.