Uzbekistan, UNDP intensify co-op in human rights sphere
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 21
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Uzbekistan’s National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the human rights sphere, the press service of the NHRI told Trend Oct. 21.
The document envisages the intensification of cooperation in such areas as the exchange of information and materials about the activities in the field of promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms, holding consultations, assistance in the development and implementation of programs and plans in this area, joint development and publication of literature, organization of national and international events and trainings, as well as the participation of Uzbek specialists in the educational programs of the UN agencies in the field of human rights, explained the NHRI representative.
The MoU was signed during the international conference, which is being held in Tashkent.
The conference is attended by experts of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, an Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, ombudsmen of Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Russia and Tajikistan.
Uzbekistan ratified 10 major international agreements on human rights of the UN, according to the NHRI.