Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 12 – International Youth Day
in the framework of the UN-75 Initiative
 

 

 

Samarkand Human Rights Web-Forum on Youth 2020:

Global Solidarity, Sustainable Development and Human Rights

AGENDA

 

Date and Time:  August 12-13, 2020, 13:00-17.30 Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent

Format of the event: Zoom video-conference

Register in advance for this meeting:

 

https://undp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldOuuqjIiGNIAslVM1lIUlU2U6Okn03HA

 

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Organizers: NHRC, MFA, UN Country Team in Uzbekistan, OSCE, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

 

 

Day 1: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    

 THE OPENING CEREMONY

14.00– 14.30

 

WELCOME AND OPENING SPEECH

  • Address of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan E. Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV delivered by Ms. Tanzila NARBAYEVA, the Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Video message from UN Secretary General E. ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
  • Video message from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights   Michelle BACHELET
  • Video message from UNESCO Director General Ms. Audrey AZOULAY
  • Martin CHUNGONG, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • George TSERETELI, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President
  • Mohammad Reza MAJIDI, Asian Parliamentary Assembly Secretary General
  • Video message from Chairman of the Executive Committee - Executive Secretary of the CIS Sergey LEBEDEV
  • Vladimir NOROV, Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  • Amb. Tuula YRJÖLÄ Officer-in-Charge/Secretary General, Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre
  • Video message from First Deputy Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Ms. Katarzyna GARDAPKHADZE
  • Ms. Alanna ARMITAGE, Director of UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Ms. Agi VERES, Deputy Director, UNDP Europe and the CIS
  • Video message from President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe) Mr. Gianni BUQUICCHIO
  • Video message from Ms. Jayathma WICKRAMANAYAKE, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Moderators:

Akmal SAIDOV, First Vice-Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majllis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Director of the National Center for Human Rights

Ashita MITTAL, UNODC Regional Representative/UN Resident Coordinator a.i.

Plenary session 1:

Development of International Standards for Youth Rights

Objective: : Discussion of existing international legal instruments and mechanisms in the field of youth rights in the world, as well as the main provisions of the draft International Convention on the Rights of Youth

14.30- 16.00

 

Keynote speakers (up to 10 min)

  • Tatyana MOSKALKOVA, Chairperson of Eurasian Ombudsman Alliance (EOA), High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation
  • Marghoob BUTT, Executive Director, the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
  • Akmal SAIDOV, Director of the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Speakers (up to 5 min)

  • Sabina ALIYEVA, Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Mario J. COBO, International Youth Organization for Iberoamerica (OIJ)
  • Adish AGARVALA, President of International Council of Jurists
  • Jamila NURJANOVA, U-Report manager in Uzbekistan, UNICEF, Results of sociological research among youth of Uzbekistan on the draft International Convention of Youth Rights

 Discussion, questions and answers

Moderators:

 Ambassador John MACGREGOR, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan

 Sherzod ASADOV, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Plenary Session 2:

Youth Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

Objective: Discussion of the role of youth in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as identification of key problems in the implementation of youth rights

16.00  -   17.30

Keynote speakers (up to 10 min)

  • Ahmed SHAHEED, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief of the UN Human Rights Council
  • Melvin BOUVA, President of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Speakers (up to 5 min)

  • Bruce ADAMSON, the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
  • Aytən MUSTAFAZADE, Director of the Institute of Human Rights in the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • Elvira AZIMOVA, National Human Rights Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Nigina SODIKOVA, member of the UN Youth Advisory Board in Uzbekistan
  • Zhipeng HE, Council member of China Society for Human Rights Studies, Dean of Law School, Executive Director of Human Rights Center, Director on International Law Center at Jilin University
  • Carlos URIARTE, Secretary General of Paneuropa Spain and a member of the Presidency Council of the International Pan-European Union, “The European Union: Human rights with a youth perspective”
  • Muhammadumar MUQIMJONOV, member of U-Report Youth Committee of Fergana 
 

Discussion, questions and answers

Moderators:

Matilda DIMOVSKA, UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan

Bobur BEKMURODOV, Chairman of the Nationwide Movement "YUKSALISH"