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Promotion and protection of youth rights: international, regional and national mechanisms

At the second plenary session of the forum, international, regional and national tools and mechanisms for promoting and protecting youth rights were considered. This session was moderated by Anas Fayyad, Deputy Permanent Representative of UNDP in Uzbekistan, and Abdulaziz Muminov, Deputy Chairman of the Central Council of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan.

On this topic, the coordinator of the Department for Children and Youth Rights of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Imma Guerras Delgado (Geneva), the special representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office for Youth Affairs, Memet Jaku, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Youth Affairs of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Muhammadjon Valiev, Ayzat Ruslanova, a representative of the Central Asian youth organization "PF IDEA" in Kyrgyzstan, and Zilola Imomova, a youth rights activist from Tajikistan, listened to the lectures.

The participants focused on the importance of existing international and regional documents and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of youth rights. Also, the established standards of protection of youth rights in international and regional documents were thoroughly discussed.

Lectures were followed by lively discussions and debates. According to the participants, a number of advanced tools and standards adopted in the field of the development of the youth rights protection system occupy important places in the world. Most of these tools and standards were adopted within the framework of the UN, and in the next 30 years, the number of international documents in the field of youth rights protection exceeded 10.

Forum participants conducted an impartial analysis of the application of international and regional instruments and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of youth rights. There was an exchange of views on improving the effectiveness of mechanisms for the protection of youth rights and opportunities.

It was also emphasized that it is necessary to increase awareness and understanding of the society about the importance of protecting the rights of young people, and to promote and support policies and legislation aimed at protecting the rights of young people. Particular attention was paid to the study of best practices and effective mechanisms for the protection of youth rights.

The Central Asian Youth Forum is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 30th anniversary of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights.


Press service of the National Human Rights

Center of the Republic of Uzbekistan