The UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030 had been officially launched at the UNESCO Headquarters. The Report provides more country-level information than ever before. Despite the economic crisis that hit industrialized countries in 2008, gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) increased globally by 31% between 2007 and 2013, rising from USD (PPP$) 1,132 billion in 2007 to USD (PPP$) 1,478 billion in 2013. This increase was more rapid than that of global gross domestic product (GDP) during the same period (20%). The report notes that USA still leads, with 28% of global investment in R&D, followed by China (20%). The report emphasize the contribution of the Centre of Genomics and Bioinformatics of the Academy Sciences of Uzbekistan in the development of science in Uzbekistan and worldwide.