Uzbekistan in UN Human Rights Report
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The UN Human Rights report 2019 presents the progress achieved by OHCHR and its affiliates in 2019 against the targets set out in the OHCHR Management Plan 2018-2021 and includes an overview of management, funding and expenditure as well as detailed results from the field and headquarters.
According to the National Center of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights, the report that reflects results of a full year under leadership of Ms. Michelle Bachelet reflects condition of Human Rights around the globe for 2019 and results achieved as a result of cooperation between OHCHR, its field offices, local authorities and human rights activists. At the same time report provides detailed information on the condition of management of the organization and its financial standing.
It is worth noting that results of OHCHR’s work in Uzbekistan in collaboration with National Human Rights Center of Uzbekistan, local governments, experts and activists has been detailed in UN Human Rights Report for the first time.
OHCHR’s support with expertise regarding administering, monitoring and implementing of UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs) has helped Uzbekistan to develop national SDG indicators which include supplementary human rights indicators to strengthen the implementation of SDGs that are aligned with international human rights law. In addition, Uzbek experts working on the matter have been trained by OHCHR experts on Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to SDGs.
Cooperation between OHCHR and Uzbekistan was also highlighted in the technical support of the organization provided for Uzbekistan to carry out implementation of the current United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs) and the development of the new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs) in Uzbekistan.
Report also notes the increased role the National Human Rights Center has been playing in political and social life of Uzbekistan. Especially, the Presidential decrees from December 2018 and December 2019 has allowed to enhance the capacity and role of the NHRC in monitoring, implementation of human rights obligations and reporting to international human rights mechanisms. To embrace its new role and better prepare for it, the delegation of the National Human Rights Centre (NHRC) visited Georgia, in December, to exchange examples of good practices on cooperation with the Parliament.