Ulugbek Lapasov (Geneva) addressed the journa […] of the Republic of Uzbekistan HE Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev

His Excellency Mr. Ulugbek Lapasov in Geneva addressed the journalist accredited to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva on the speech of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan HE Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Earlier today, His Excellency Mr. Ulugbek Lapasov in Geneva addressed the journalist accredited to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva on the speech of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan HE Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Uzbekistan has gone from being a passive partner in the international community to become an active partner His Excellency said. “We have made tremendous progress in many fields and it’s enough to mention our tremendous progress in the field of human rights. We have something to contribute to the Human Rights Council. This is the reason why Uzbekistan has put forward it’s candidacy to sit on the Council in the upcoming elections. The competition is strong but we hope that everybody will realize the progress that we have made, and to what extent we can contribute to the International society.

The aim of the press conferences was to present the speech of .President of Uzbekistan to the General Assembly in New York yesterday in this historical, completely digital assembly. The Uzbek President stressed that “In this context, all of us have deeply realized the need to consolidating the mutual efforts of governments, parliaments, civil society institutions; strengthening the principles of common responsibility; coordinating international partnership accordingly; increasing the status and capacity, as well as expanding the competences of the World Health Organization.

Our goal is to jointly create a fair global system that ensures basic rights, freedoms, health and well-being of every human being. In this regard, we propose to develop under the UN auspices an International Code of Voluntary Commitments of States during pandemics. “

During the statesmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoye, Uzbekistan has gone through tremendous changes. It’s a new Uzbekistan that he is presenting, having gone through large-scale modernization measures of both political, social and economic aspects of the society. Today, the process of democratic transformations in our country has become irreversible, the President said to the General Assembly.

He further stated that “Last year’s parliamentary elections demonstrated the growing political activism of the population and parties, the role of civil society institutions and the influence
of the media. The gender equality policy became a priority for us. The role of women in public administration is growing. In our new Parliament the number of women deputies has doubled.

The human rights situation has also completely changed. The forced and child labour were fully abolished. The National Human Rights Strategy was adopted. In response to a call from the United Nations to reduce the number of stateless persons, this year alone 50,000 of our compatriots were granted Uzbek citizenship. The situation with religious freedom in our country has also improved dramatically. Further strengthening the inter-ethnic harmony and inter-religious tolerance is a constant important task for us.

Comprehensive reforms to ensure true independence of the judiciary and the rule of law are being consistently implemented. The uncompromising fight against corruption has reached a new level.

In this regard, important legislation has been adopted and an independent Anti-Corruption Agency was established.

The economic reforms are being dynamically continued in our country.

For the first time, we have publicly declared our determination to reduce poverty.

We are achieving this through development of entrepreneurship and job creation; improving the investment climate and business environment; building a modern infrastructure and providing targeted social assistance to the population through training people to new professions.

In our country, where over half of the population is young, an extensive work is underway to ensure that every young person takes a worthy place in society and demonstrates their potential.

At the end of his speech, the President called upon the Support for the Uzbekistan’s initiative to adopt the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Youth, an initiative close to his heart. He also proposed to adopt a special resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on enhancing the role of parliaments in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and ensuring human rights.”

At the end of the presentation, the ambassador in his concluding remarks thanked the journalists and all the participants for having taken part in this press conference.