UZBEKISTAN’S NATIONAL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LISTENED IN GENEVA
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GENEVA, December 6th. IA "Dunyo". These days, the 100th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is taking place in the capital of Switzerland. Within its framework, the delegation of Uzbekistan submitted a National Report on the Implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)
The delegation included the director of the National Center for Human Rights Akmal Saidov, the Permanent Representative of our country in Geneva Ulugbek Lapasov, the deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Aliya Yunusova, the first deputy minister of internal affairs, Aziz Tashpulatov, and the chairman of the Committee on Interethnic Relations of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Rustam Kurbanov.
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) was adopted by resolution 2106 (XX) of the UN General Assembly on December 21, 1965 and entered into force on January 4, 1969. Its participants are 176 states. Uzbekistan acceded to the Convention on September 28, 1995.
In turn, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is a UN treaty body that monitors the implementation of ICERD standards by participating States. Today, its members are 18 independent experts.
The head of the delegation, A. Saidov, provided detailed information on the ongoing work in Uzbekistan to promote, observe and protect human rights, which are considered as one of the priorities of state policy and interaction with international partners. It was noted that the efforts of our country to ensure human rights are fully consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Committee members expressed interest in ensuring inter-ethnic harmony in Uzbekistan, guarantees of respect for national and universal values, as well as the practical application of legislative acts aimed at ensuring respect for the languages, customs and traditions of living nations and nationalities, creating conditions for their development.
Experts from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recognized that Uzbekistan can serve as an example for many countries in the field of preventing racial or other discrimination, ensuring the harmonious coexistence of various ethnic, cultural and religious groups. In their opinion, this indicates the presence in the country of a long tradition of good neighborliness and its commitment to fulfill the international obligations undertaken in the field of human rights, including within the framework of ICERD.
High appreciation was given to the activities of the people’s receptions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as a mechanism for direct dialogue with the population. They expressed sincere appreciation for the constructive approach of the Uzbek side, which provided full answers to most of the questions presented by the Committee members, the comprehensive nature of the national reports, their informativeness and thoroughness.
It was emphasized that the publications provided by the Uzbek side on political, socio-economic and democratic transformations in Uzbekistan clearly reflect significant efforts to ensure international peace and harmony in the country.
During the final meeting, the Uzbek delegation presented detailed answers to questions and additional comments by Committee members.