Activity of Uzbekistan in the field of child protection

Activity_of_UzbekistanAt the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the city of Minsk information material titled “The priority – protection of the interests and rights of children” has been distributed among the CIS member states.

It notes that for our country from the first years of independence the issues of children’s rights, their health and quality education have become a priority of public policy. In particular, it creates a legal framework of the national education system aimed at radical reform of education, formation and development of the national training system at the level of developed countries.

In addition, it is reported that 92% of children in the country by the development parameters correspond to World Health Organization standards. In the the ranking of countries compiled by International organization “Save the children”, which show the level of taking care of the health of the younger generation, Uzbekistan deservedly took the 9th place among 161 states.

In addition, the article also notes the measures taken for the effective implementation of ILO conventions, which is an important item on the agenda of collective bargaining between employers and trade unions. “General Agreement between the Government of the country, the Federation of Trade Unions and the Chamber of Commerce of the socio-economic issues in 2014-2016 contains a direct instruction about the parties’ commitment to full compliance with ILO Conventions. Similar obligations are included in collective bargaining at the industry acts, territorial and local levels. In particular, almost all collective agreements include regulations on compliance with the minimum age for admission to employment and to prevent the worst forms of child labor”, – the document stated.

The article focuses on the creation of the Coordination Council on Child Labour under the guidance of the Trade Union Federation of Uzbekistan. It is a public body and is formed on a permanent basis from representatives of relevant ministries and agencies, trade unions, employers’ associations and other civil society institutions.

“The Council in its work pays special attention to monitoring the exclusion of child labor in various sectors of the economy. For example, in autumn monitoring is carried out in the cotton fields, while at other times it is carried out in business structures”,- the article concludes.

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