The importance of promoting and protecting youth rights in building peaceful, democratic societies and sustainable development
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 7 October, the 6th Annual Workshop of the Independent Standing Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) began its work in Tashkent on the theme: “The importance of promoting and protecting the rights of youth in building peaceful, democratic societies and sustainable development”.
The seminar was organized on the initiative of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Independent Standing Commission on Human Rights of the OIC and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbaeva took part and spoke at this event.
It was noted that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is the most prestigious and effective forum of the countries of the Islamic world. Uzbekistan considers the OIC as an organization that recognizes the sacred religion of Islam as a factor in peace and progress, ensuring human rights and interests, and calls for the decent education of young people, as well as the promotion and protection of their rights.
Due to the common views and priorities, relations between Uzbekistan and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are becoming stable and consistent.
It is known that in October 2016, at the 43rd session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC member states, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, put forward the initiative to establish the Imam Bukhari International Research Center in Samarkand, as well as the Special Department of the Islamic Organization for Education, Science and culture in the structure of Tashkent Islamic University. It was at this session that it was decided to establish a new unit under the General Secretariat of the OIC responsible for working with youth.
In addition, in September 2017, at the OIC summit in Astana, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan proposed the establishment of the Center for Islamic Civilization in Tashkent and the International Islamic Center for Young Scientists in Uzbekistan. Active preparations are underway for events dedicated to declaring the Islamic organization for education, science and culture of Bukhara the capital of Islamic culture.
It was emphasized that the program of the international seminar is most relevant precisely because in the era of globalization more and more new challenges appear, work with young people must be carried out together, highlighting the main priorities and pressing tasks.
In this regard, the importance of the proposal of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan put forward at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on the development of the UN Convention on the Rights of Youth, a unified international legal act aimed at shaping and implementing youth policy in the context of globalization and rapid development of information and communication technologies, was emphasized.
Comprehensive support of the young generation is the main direction of state policy, which is a common thread in the Development Strategy of Uzbekistan, as well as in all other regulatory documents adopted over the past three years. In 2016, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On State Youth Policy” was adopted, and starting from 2017, in Uzbekistan, on 30 June is celebrated as Youth Day. The State Program “Youth is the Future”, adopted in June 2018, is being implemented. It is aimed at ensuring youth employment by facilitating and supporting the implementation of youth business initiatives, startups, ideas and projects, for which funds are allocated from the state budget.
During the seminar, which will last two days, prominent public figures, analysts and specialists, representatives of more than 50 countries will discuss the existing international and regional mechanisms for protecting and promoting the rights of youth.