Distance Not a Problem
With the help of a webinar, a new and exciting internet-based system, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein met with the gifted youth of Uzbekistan, congratulated them on the forthcoming Youth Day (celebrated in Uzbekistan on June 30) and wished to become qualified specialists in their field of choosing.
A meeting in real time between Tashkent and Geneva was organized by the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Students of higher educational institutions of our country took part in it. The representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan observed the event online.
This year, the world community widely celebrates the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, special attention is paid to informing the general public with efforts to protect human rights and interests, focus the attention of the state, society and citizens to the values and principles set forth in the Declaration.
As a rule, our youth is always involved in all walks of society’s life. Each young person has certain rights, whether social, spiritual, economic or political. But you will agree, after all the youth until recently did not aspire to learn about their rights. Today in Uzbekistan, active work is carried out to report to the younger generation that their rights need not only to know, but also to defend. We need to use our rights, to be interested in what programs the state is carrying out at any given time, because this is done for the benefit of society. In addition, it must be remembered that, in addition to rights, every young man also has responsibilities. Thus, where there is freedom, there is also a restriction on the rights of another person; none can exist without the other.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of Uzbekistan “On the program of events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” work in this direction is being improved.
Today, in the process of implementing reforms in the educational, cultural and educational spheres, priority is given to the creation of even broader opportunities for the future of young people.
The purpose of this online meeting, according to the director of the National Center for Human Rights Akmal Saidov, is to educate young people about the universal and regional mechanisms for protecting the rights of young people and the current problems in the sphere. Therefore, they were given an excellent opportunity to share their experience and knowledge on this issue. Young men and girls received answers to all questions that interested them. The master of the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies Nilufar Mansurova said: “At the event we received information about the regional activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. This meeting is an expression of international recognition of Uzbekistan’s experience in this field.”