UN 75th Anniversary: Preliminary Results of Global Campaign Presented
On October 23, an online dialogue dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the UN and the presentation of the results of the global campaign has taken place. The UN Office in Uzbekistan organized the event in cooperation with the Nationwide Movement "Yuksalish".
The discussion gathered experts from the UN Office in Uzbekistan, representatives of the Legislative Chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and number of international and non-governmental organizations.
As was noted, Uzbekistan has been carrying out close and fruitful cooperation with the UN in recent years. In this direction, high-level negotiations are regularly held, Uzbekistan promotes advanced initiatives in various UN platforms, consultations are held with various structures of the Organization in the process of planning reforms, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals is seen as one of the government's priorities.
From the beginning of the year to October 23, more than a million people from all countries including Uzbekistan participated in the global consultation.
The Nationwide movement “Yuksalish” contributed to the promotion of the “UN75” campaign - a global dialogue in order to reach as many residents of the republic as possible both in person and in the digital space. Uzbekistan is in the Top 10 countries in terms of the number of people who filled out the questionnaire at the https://un75.online platform (over 34 thousand).
Over the past period, a discussion of the draft national SDG survey in Uzbekistan was organized, about 50 online dialogues and motivational meetings within the framework of the series of events "The 75th anniversary of the UN: A Look Into the Future", as well as the flash mob campaigns "Thank you to doctors" to express gratitude to representatives of healthcare sphere of the country for their dedication in the fight against COVID-19. They covered about 2 million people of different ages and occupations.
During the online dialogues, such topical issues as poverty eradication, economic growth, education, health care, social protection and employment, climate change and environmental protection were discussed. The speakers and participants were deputies of the Legislative Chamber, members of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, youth, representatives of the public and the media.
As you know, at the session of the UN General Assembly on October 13, delegates elected 15 new members of the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term. Uzbekistan was first elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term (2021-2023). Uzbekistan as the largest number of votes in the region - 169 out of 193 possible.
About 150 NGOs from the network of “Yuksalish” also note positive changes in the protection of human rights, incentives for the further development of civil society institutions, and supported the initiative to nominate Uzbekistan as a candidate to the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2021-2023.
Over the past years, a transformation has taken place in the socio-political space, where there is a place for criticism from the population, and it is perceived objectively, as well as a noticeable timely reaction of state bodies to a particular case associated with the violation of the rights and freedoms of citizens.
As part of the online dialogue, the video clip "Inson" ("Human") and the first results of the global campaign "UN75" were presented.
Press Service of the Nationwide Movement "Yuksalish".