Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — On 21 November, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Michael Møller.
Uzbek President noted with deep satisfaction that the visit of a representative delegation of the United Nations to Uzbekistan to participate in the events of the first Asian Forum on Human Rights, which will begin its work tomorrow in Samarkand, is another confirmation of the consistently strengthening bilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and the UN.
It was emphasized that a noticeable growth in contacts and reciprocal visits contributed to the establishment of a constructive dialogue and expansion of the fruitful cooperation of our country with the structures and institutions of the Organization aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Currently, Uzbekistan has adopted and jointly implements a number of policy documents and roadmaps to develop practical cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Labor Organization, UNESCO, the World Tourism Organization and other United Nations agencies.
It was especially noted that at the initiative of the Republic of Uzbekistan in June of this year, for the first time, a special resolution of the UN General Assembly on ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in the Central Asian region was adopted, which received broad international support.
Joint work is also continuing to promote the initiatives of Uzbekistan to adopt the International Convention on the Rights of Youth and the resolution of the General Assembly of the Organization “Education and Religious Tolerance.”
During the conversation, prospects for development of bilateral cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the United Nations, as well as topical issues of the international and regional agenda were discussed.
Special attention is paid to unities the efforts of the world community to mitigate the consequences of the Aral ecological disaster, including through the implementation of socio-economic and humanitarian programs and projects in the Aral Sea region.
A big practical step in this direction will be the implementation of the initiative of Uzbekistan to create a special Trust Fund under the aegis of the UN. On November 27 of this year, the first event of this structure at a high level will be held at the headquarters of the Organization in New York.
The sides also considered issues of comprehensive assistance to a political settlement of the situation in Afghanistan, which is a key factor in ensuring peace and stability in our region and far beyond its borders.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Michael Møller expressed his gratitude to the head of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome, and also conveyed the sincere greetings and best wishes of the Secretary-General of the Organization, António Guterres.
He highly appreciated the large-scale reforms and transformations carried out in Uzbekistan at the new stage, aimed primarily at ensuring the interests, rights and freedoms of the individual.
It was especially noted that implemented Development Strategy of Uzbekistan in five priority areas in its essence and content is consistent with the goals and objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for the period up to 2030.
Michael Møller expressed full support of the Organization for the efforts of Uzbekistan to foster trust, good neighborly relations and constructive partnership in Central Asia, as well as promote sustainable development in the region.
The UN confirmed readiness to deepen the multi-faceted cooperation with Uzbekistan, including within the framework of the implementation of the results of the first Asian Forum on Human Rights, held in Uzbekistan to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Source : UzDaily