It is known that the membership of our country in the UN Human Rights Council is a sign of our country's commitment to fulfilling its obligations and protecting human rights on a global scale.
In this regard, the meeting was organized to agree on joint projects with the Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis for Human Rights (Ombudsman) and the UN Office in Uzbekistan, as well as UN agencies in Uzbekistan for 2021-2022 and determine specific measures.
First, Ombudsman Feruza Eshmatova informed about the activities of the Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis for Human Rights (Ombudsman) in 2020.
She drew attention to the fact that in his speech at the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan stressed that, within the framework of the National Preventive Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture, all forms of torture and inhuman treatment will no longer be tolerated and stressed that this is fixed in the state program for 2021 - the Year of Support and Promotion of Youth Health.
Helena Fraser, Head of the UN Office in Uzbekistan, first congratulated the Ombudsman on the B status, noting that in order to continue these successes, it is now necessary to work towards A status and that she will help in providing support on this issue.
- This year is an important year for Uzbekistan in ensuring human rights. Because your country will become a full member of the UN Human Rights Council in 2021. We are very pleased with the ratification of the Optional Protocol on the Elimination of Torture, the ratification of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was also mentioned in the Address of the President of Uzbekistan to the Parliament. The High Representative for the Eradication of Torture will also visit Uzbekistan this year.
UNDP Representative in Uzbekistan - Matilda Dimovskaya, UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan - Munir Mammadzade, UNODC Head - Ashita Mittal, UN Population Fund Officer - Kamolkhon Inomkhodjaev, Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Guljakhon Amanov and Charos Maksudova, Regional Manager of the UN Program on HIV / AIDS, also expressed their views on plans and activities to be implemented jointly in 2021-2022 as part of Uzbekistan's membership in the UN Human Rights Council.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to strengthen relations and establish close cooperation.
Press Service of the Authorized Person of the
Oliy Majlis for Human Rights (Ombudsman)