11.09.2019

Uzbekistan delegation attends 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council

The delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Director of the National Center for Human Rights Akmal Saidov takes part in the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.

The event represented delegations of more than 190 countries at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, heads of national human rights institutions, parliamentarians, diplomats, representatives of academic and expert circles, as well as civil society institutions.

The 42nd session of the Council, which runs until September 27, will discuss human rights reports in Yemen, Burundi, Myanmar, Syria, Ukraine, Georgia and many other countries. The participants will review 90 thematic reports as well as reports on the situation in individual countries.

On the first day of the Session, the delegation of Uzbekistan also took part in the events of the PRC and Turkmenistan at the invitation of the organizers.

Currently, there is ongoing process of promoting the candidature of Uzbekistan to the UN Human Rights Council for 2021-2023, and the Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. As part of this promotion, as well as to inform about the upcoming elections of the Oliy Majlis in the Republic, the delegation of Uzbekistan held a number of meetings on the sidelines of the conference on its first day.

In particular, negotiations were held with the Deputy Foreign Minister of India; Director of the Human Rights Bureau of the State Council of China; Executive Director of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the OIC. During these meetings, issues related to the holding conference on Youth Rights in Tashkent were also discussed.

The Uzbek delegation also met with the permanent representatives of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Armenia at the UN Office and other international organizations.

In addition, Human Rights Council is an international human rights body within the UN system and consists of 47 countries. It was created instead of the Commission of the same name following the results of the UN Summit in 2005. This is a body of the UN General Assembly; it meets regularly, at least three times a year, and can also hold emergency sessions.


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Press-service of the National Centre of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights