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March 12, 2015

Uzbekistan’s experience in demand by international community

Posted on March 12, 2015

Uzbekistan_experienceSteady advancement of Uzbekistan on the path of democratization and liberalization of society and the economy, progress in creating a high quality of living conditions for its citizens and improving their well-being are highly appreciated in the world. This is evidenced by the ratings of numerous international institutions and research organizations, in accordance with which our country goes out to all the higher positions, which evoke a sense of pride and belonging.

Today, Uzbekistan – dynamically developing state and a full member of the world community, which plays an important role in the system of international relations. His wide-ranging experience in implementing democratic and socioeconomic reforms is growing interest in the international community as a successful model of steady progress, experts and political scientists studied in many countries.

This is largely due to the active cooperation of Uzbekistan in the framework of international and regional organizations that are considering our country as an important and time-tested reliable partner in addressing pressing issues on the international agenda.

Along with this, the authoritative international organizations are showing increased interest in the political and economic processes taking place in our country, its successes in sequential reforming the state and the society, ensuring the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, improving their well-being.

In recent years, modern development and achievements of Uzbekistan is increasingly regarded with great interest and are discussed in the framework of multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and other organizations.

For example, in the UN headquarters in New York on a regular basis as official documents of the General Assembly adopted the information on the results of large-scale reforms in our country. These documents reveal the results achieved in areas such as maintenance of high rates of economic growth, improving the welfare of the population, reform of the judicial system, education and health, the environment, youth policy, food safety, building and strengthening of civil society and NGOs.

Successful experience in the modernization of the state and society in Uzbekistan is also the subject of increased attention of international institutions within the framework of the UN. Among them – the United Nations Office at Geneva, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations HIV / AIDS, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and others.

Since the beginning of 2015 among the member countries of the United Nations as official documents of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly were distributed informational materials about the development of civil society in Uzbekistan, about the experience of our country in improving the institutional framework of the activities of NGOs, as well as on the results of socio-economic development of Uzbekistan in 2014 and key priorities of economic program for 2015.

In addition, these materials have been distributed to 57 participating countries, 11 cooperation partners of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the institutions and the OSCE field missions, as well as the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the countries of the CIS.

The growing attention and interest of the international community is manifested in a variety of activities – briefings, presentations and meetings, which are held in the UN headquarters in New York and Geneva, the OSCE in Vienna and the CIS in Minsk. This is evidenced by the numerous responses of leaders and representatives of competent intergovernmental bodies, positively assesses the achievements of our country in the field of human rights and interests, the process of democratization of state power and control, liberalization, modernization and diversification of the economy.

In particular, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Andrey Vasilyev stressed that ECE attaches great importance to cooperation with Uzbekistan. “Uzbekistan – is a key country in the Central Asian region, with a dynamic and diversified economy, – he said. – I have more than ten years regularly visit the republic and each time I witness how it is developing intensively. Much attention is paid to supporting small business and private entrepreneurship, service sector, infrastructure development, not only in the capital, but also in remote regions. Uzbekistan is an important partner for the ECE environmental, housing development, innovation development, entrepreneurship and other areas We also actively cooperate in the field of housing and land, and we are very interesting and necessary experience of Uzbekistan in this matter. We hope that cooperation in these areas will continue successfully. ”

According to the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, the Republic of Uzbekistan is an important member of this organization. According to his confession, our country plays a significant role in promoting peace, security and friendship on a global scale, makes a contribution to the activities of the OSCE.

In turn, the WHO Regional Director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab notes that against the background of global and regional financial crises in Uzbekistan has been significant progress in ensuring long-term sustainable development.

It appreciated the efforts made by the country to improve the health and education systems, which play an important role in the formation of harmoniously developed young generation. In particular, according to J.Yakab, Uzbekistan has made good progress in reducing maternal and child mortality, ensuring gender balance, improving the quality of education. Thus, the republic has made a contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Deputy Director of the Regional Office for Europe, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Sylvie Motard the high level of cooperation with our country in the field of ecology and promote issues such as the “green economy”, protecting the environment and biodiversity. However, she stressed that UNEP adequately appreciate not only bilateral relations, but also a significant contribution of Uzbekistan in regional platforms such as the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) and the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).

“I am aware of the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan, which will be held on March 29 of this year, – she said. – This is a very important historical moment in the life of the state. The fact that four candidates are presented as candidates for the top job, says that policy reforms that are being implemented in the country. We, as part of the UN system, very pleased with this circumstance. Taking this opportunity, I want to wish success of upcoming elections”.

Head of the Department of International Relations Inter-Parliamentary Union Anda Filip appreciates the active participation of Uzbek women in public life, particularly in the parliamentary activities. In this regard, it also welcomes the implementation of reforms in the country to improve the institute of parliamentarism, expanding and strengthening the powers of the legislature, as well as ensuring parliamentary control over the activities of state bodies. At the same time, as an important factor in achieving sustained progress and Uzbekistan A.Filip notes prevailing in our country an atmosphere of peace, harmony and tolerance between people of different nations and nationalities who are working together for the benefit of their common homeland.

Like a lot of attention and positive evaluation of the international community once again confirm the correctness and effectiveness of deep thoughtfulness elected leadership of the development of Uzbekistan, indicate a wide recognition in the world successes of our country, the full support of its domestic and foreign policies.