07.09.2019

The international community is informed about the efforts of Uzbekistan to combat human trafficking and forced labor

The official document of the UN General Assembly adopted information on measures taken by the Republic of Uzbekistan to further improve the system of combating trafficking in persons and forced labor, presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Representative Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the UN. The document is distributed in the 6 official languages of the United Nations among Member States of the United Nations (https: undocs.org/en/A/73/968).

It should be noted that on July 30, in accordance with resolution A/RES/68/192 of the United Nations General Assembly was proclaimed World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Decree “On additional measures to further improve the system of combating trafficking in persons and forced labor” on this day.

The Republican Interdepartmental Commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons has been transformed into the National Commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor. Its updated composition was approved and the headed by the Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The main task of the National Commission is to coordinate the activities of state and territorial bodies, self-government bodies of citizens and NGOs in the field of combating human trafficking and forced labor in order to ensure the effectiveness of their activities, close interaction and coordination of work.

The National Commission is also entrusted with the work on the development and implementation of state programs in the field of combating human trafficking and forced labor in order to improve national legislation and law enforcement practice, and control over their implementation.

In addition, the creation and functioning of territorial commissions on combating trafficking in persons and forced labor under the leadership of the heads of regions is envisaged.

The adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of an official document testifies to the recognition of the large-scale and consistent work carried out by Uzbekistan in combating human trafficking and forced labor, and in protecting the rights and legitimate interests of citizens.

Source:  senat.uz