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International cooperation on youth issues

International conference on “The role of youth in preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism” is being held in Tashkent. Delegation led by UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake, who arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in this conference, visited the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Guests were informed about the State Youth Policy implemented in Uzbekistan in accordance with the Action Strategy on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021. Members of the delegation got acquainted with activities of the Lower House of Parliament.

Guests particularly noted the Joint Appeal of the Heads of Member States to Youth, adopted at the meeting of the Council of Heads of States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao, at the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. This is a clear evidence of serious approach of Uzbekistan to youth issues.

Legislative basis formed in Uzbekistan to ensure young people’s rights and interests, opportunities created for them were discussed at the meeting. Participants were provided with information on the established Commission on youth issues for enhancing the role of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis in implementation of reforms carried out in the field of state youth policy, on current activities of the commission.

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On June 12, international conference on “The role of youth in preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism” continued its work in the city of Samarkand.

The conference, organized by the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and the United Nations, was attended by delegations of Afghanistan, China, Germany, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, foreign experts, as well as senators, deputies, activists of the Union of Youth of Uzbekistan, scientists, representatives of the mass media.

Participants of the international conference first talked with representatives of the national cultural centers of the region, various religious confessions, got acquainted with their activities.

Then the conference continued its work on “The experience of Uzbekistan in interethnic and interreligious relations”.

It was noted that today people all over the world should act together in opposition to religious extremism and radicalism. It was emphasized that in preventing the entry of youth into the ranks of religious extremist movements, it is necessary to explain them the true significance of religion, raise their knowledge in this sphere. Particular attention was paid to activities carried out in Uzbekistan in this direction. In particular, views were exchanged on political and legal bases for countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism, partnership of the state and civil society in this process, the experience of Uzbekistan in the sphere of interethnic and inter-confessional relations.

Participants of the international conference visited the Roman Catholic and Armenian Apostolic churches in the city of Samarkand. They also visited historical monuments, sacred places of the city.

Within the framework of the event in Mirzo Ulugbek madrasah in Registan complex, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake met with Samarkand youth.

(Source: UzA)

 
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