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The right to participate in public affairs and the United Nations Guiding Principles
On May 23-24 this year, the Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights (Ombudsman) and the Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Central Asia held a seminar on the topic “The right to participate in public affairs and the UN Guiding Principles”.

The main goal of the seminar, organized for the staff of the Secretariat of the Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis for Human Rights (Ombudsman) and its Regional Representatives, is to form the possibility of taking practical measures to guarantee the effective participation of employees of state bodies in ensuring the right of citizens to participate in public administration and strengthening knowledge on working with representatives of civil society in this direction.

According to Human Rights and Democracy Adviser of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Hernan Vales, who participated in the seminar as a trainer, the right to participate in public administration will contribute to the promotion of human rights. It plays a crucial role in democracy, the rule of law, social inclusion and economic growth.

According to the UN guidelines, it is necessary to create a level playing field for the participation of citizens in the electoral process and ensure the right to free voting. In addition, it is important to provide the population with the necessary information, create sufficient conditions for the free functioning of journalists and civil society institutions.

The event noted that the country prioritizes the establishment of a systematic dialogue between the state, citizens, civil society institutions in Uzbekistan based on the new idea "Society is the initiator of reforms", as an important tool for creating a free civil society, ensuring effective interaction between state and public organizations and improve the effectiveness of reforms. The above information indicates that the reforms being carried out in our country are in line with the guiding principles of the United Nations.

In addition, the cooperation of the Ombudsman with civil society institutions and the media contributes to the further expansion of their participation in public administration.

It should be noted that today the Republic of Uzbekistan has acceded to more than 80 international human rights instruments, including 6 major treaties and 4 optional UN protocols. Thus, our country is committed to respect, protect and fulfill human rights.

During the training seminar, the participants were fully informed about the international obligations of Uzbekistan and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

As a result of a two-day seminar, organized by mutual questions and answers and interesting interactive games, certificates were awarded to employees of the Secretariat of the Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis for Human Rights (Ombudsman) and the Regional Representatives of the Ombudsman.

Press Service of the Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis for Human Rights (Ombudsman)

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