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Initiatives of the President of Uzbekistan in the focus of high-level international conference in Spain

TASHKENT, May 13. /“Dunyo” IA/. A delegation of Uzbekistan led by Director of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan Eldor Aripov takes part in High-Level Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society, and Counter-Terrorism on 9-11 May in Malaga (Spain), reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.


The three-day international forum, which is being held with the participation of UN Secretary General António Guterres, heads of UN specialized agencies, including the Human Rights Council, UNICEF, UNESCO, the Alliance of Civilizations, as well as high representatives of the EU, ministers of UN member states, is organized by the Office of Counter-Terrorism United Nations and the Spanish government.

On 9 May, on the margins of the conference, ISRS together with the UN Counter-Terrorism Office and the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia organized a side event on the Launch of the e-learning Course on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in Central Asia.

The scientific and practical session was attended by high representatives of the UNOCT, UN specialized agencies, including UNICEF, UNESCO, UNODC, UNITAR, as well as experts, law enforcement specialists and representatives of civil society from Central Asian countries.

This event became the practical implementation of the initiatives of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, put forward in Tashkent on 3-4 March 2022 during the high-level international conference held under the auspices of the UN and the OSCE in honor of the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia.

In particular, in Malaga, UNOCT and ISRS specialists officially launched a comprehensive e-learning course on countering terrorism, ensuring human rights and the rule of law in the context of combating terrorism in Central Asia, developed by UNOCT and UNRCCA.

The curriculum, developed within the framework of the fourth direction of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, has incorporated the best international practices, takes into account the specifics of the region and the approaches of countries to counter terrorism.

Speaking at the event as a moderator, the director of ISRS presented the experience of Uzbekistan in countering extremism and terrorism, familiarized the participants with the achievements of the Central Asian states in the framework of the implementation of the Joint Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. It was emphasized that Central Asia actually became the first example of successful regionalization of the UN counter-terrorism strategy, which is recognized as a unique tool for combining national and international efforts in the fight against terrorism.

It was noted that organized in March 2022, in Tashkent, the international conference once again demonstrated the political will and desire of all countries in the region to continue cooperation in this direction.

According to the director of the ISRS, the adoption in the capital of Uzbekistan of the updated Joint Action Plan and the Tashkent Declaration, subsequently distributed as an official document of the UN General Assembly, opened a new stage in consolidating the efforts of the Central Asian states in the fight against terrorism.

Eldor Aripov drew the attention of the participants to the initiatives of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which were presented and received support within the framework of the Tashkent Conference on 3-4 March 2022. In particular, it was emphasized that the proposal of the President of Uzbekistan to open an office of the UNOCT in Central Asia will further strengthen the coordination of efforts to combat terrorism both at the regional and global levels.

In addition, according to the representative of Uzbekistan, the proposal of the head of our state to hold a conference “Enlightenment and Religious Tolerance” under the auspices of the UN in 2023 in Uzbekistan will make a significant contribution to advancing the agenda aimed at eradicating one of the key sources of terrorism - illiteracy and ignorance, religious and other intolerance.

On the sidelines of the conference, the delegation of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov, during which they discussed the prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation in implementing the initiatives of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of countering terrorism.

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