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Uzbekistan Representative elected to UN Human Rights Committee

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New York, 3 June 2024 (TDI): During the 40th ICCPR session on May 29 at the UN, nine HRC members were elected for 2025-2028. Uzbekistan’s Akmal Saidov, Director of the National Center for Human Rights, and an academician from Uzbekistan, secured the highest number of votes from ICCPR member countries.

Representatives from 16 states, including Burundi, Georgia, Egypt, India, Spain, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Lithuania, Morocco, Paraguay, the Republic of Korea, North Macedonia, Togo, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Ethiopia, and South Africa, competed for the nine seats in the HRC.

In a historic achievement Akmal Saidov, Uzbekistan’s National Center for Human Rights Director, secured the highest votes among ICCPR member nations, marking Uzbekistan’s inaugural representation in this vital UN entity, a first for any Central Asian nation.

The United Nations has acknowledged the significant progress made by Uzbekistan on the international stage. This progress is attributed to specific measures implemented under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

These measures include eradicating child and forced labor, combating domestic violence, empowering women and girls, ensuring gender equality, improving conditions for vulnerable populations, and maintaining an open dialogue on all issues within the UN human rights agenda.

Uzbekistan’s election to the UN Human Rights Committee demonstrates the country’s commitment to ensuring and protecting human rights through constructive interaction with international human rights structures. It will enable Uzbekistan to actively participate in decision-making processes and exchange best practices in this field.

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It is worth noting that the Human Rights Committee is a UN body consisting of independent experts who monitor the implementation of the ICCPR by state parties. 173 states are participating in the pact. Uzbekistan acceded to this international document in 1995. The Committee’s activities aim to ensure full respect for all civil and political human rights.

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