A Civ­i­lized Ap­proach

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - WORLD -

The mount­ing ter­ror­ist threats in the world tes­tify to the fact that the use of mostly force­ful meth­ods of coun­ter­ac­tion with them does not jus­tify it­self. This state­ment was made by the Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Ab­du­laziz Kamilov at a meet­ing of for­eign min­is­ters of the Group of Friends of the UN Al­liance of Civ­i­liza­tions in New York.

In 2005, the then UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Kofi An­nan launched an ini­tia­tive to cre­ate an Al­liance of Civ­i­liza­tions, in­volv­ing a broad con­sen­sus of states, cul­tures and re­li­gions. The aim of the Al­liance of Civ­i­liza­tions was to strengthen mu­tual un­der­stand­ing and co­op­er­a­tion re­la­tions among coun­tries and peo­ples of dif­fer­ent cul­tures and re­li­gions and in the process of this - to help com­bat the forces that ag­gra­vate the po­lar­iza­tion of so­ci­ety and in­cite ex­trem­ist sen­ti­ments.

This time around the meet­ing had a motto as its theme “Youth par­tic­i­pa­tion in the cre­ation of the best so­ci­eties and main­te­nance of peace”.

The strug­gle for the minds of young peo­ple is one of the most im­por­tant tasks today. In this con­text, the ini­tia­tive voiced by the Pres­i­dent of Uzbek­istan on the devel­op­ment of the UN In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion on the Rights of Youth, a uni­fied in­ter­na­tional le­gal in­stru­ment aimed at the for­ma­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of youth pol­icy in the con­text of glob­al­iza­tion, ac­quires par­tic­u­lar ur­gency.

The par­tic­i­pants of the meet­ing noted the im­por­tance at­tached by the Uzbek side to bring­ing to the world com­mu­nity the truly hu­man­is­tic essence of Is­lam. In or­der to pre­serve and study its rich­est her­itage, a se­ri­ous step was taken to es­tab­lish Imam Bukhari In­ter­na­tional Re­search Cen­ter in Sa­markand, which will also con­trib­ute to the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Cen­ter for Is­lamic Civ­i­liza­tion be­ing es­tab­lished in Tashkent. And the ini­tia­tive of the head of Uzbek­istan on the adop­tion of a spe­cial res­o­lu­tion of the Gen­eral Assem­bly “Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­li­gious Tol­er­ance” will make this process of great moral and po­lit­i­cal im­por­tance.

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