08.06.2018

"The issues of ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its practical implementation"

This seminar was held in pursuance of paragraph 220 of the State Program "The Year of Supporting Active Entrepreneurship, Innovative Ideas and Technologies"; p.2 Programs for comprehensive measures to further improve the support system for persons with disabilities and strengthen the guarantees for the protection of their rights and freedoms, approved by Presidential Decree of 01.12.2017; p.17 of the Action Plan ("Road Map") to promote the initiatives of the Republic of Uzbekistan, putting forward at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the implementation of agreements reached after negotiations with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein in New York on September 18-20, 2017, approved by the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of September 27, 2017.

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The purpose of the seminar is to familiarize the Deputies of the Legislative Chamber and  members of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan,  representatives of interested state bodies and non-governmental organizations with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the procedure for ratifying and implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the formation of a joint strategy for further implementation in Uzbekistan the main provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

During the workshop, participants were introduced to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, its goals, objectives, principles, procedure for ratification, the procedure for submitting national reports to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and also received practical answers to questions that might arise in the Parliament's consideration of ratification Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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As a result of the pragmatic seminar, practical measures have been developed to prepare the Republic of Uzbekistan for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The National Human Rights
Centre of the Republic
of  Uzbekistan