Young people of Uzbekistan actively participate in decision making at the state level
Young people and representatives of the Government and international organizations discussed issues on youth participation
TASHKENT, 29 June 2020 – Nationwide movement ‘Yuksalish’, Youth Union of Uzbekistan and partners of the U-Report project in Uzbekistan held a dialogue “Involving young people in the processes of ongoing reforms and decision-making”, dedicated to the Youth Day of Uzbekistan.
The online event was attended by parliamentarians of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan, heads of UN agencies, senior managers of governmental and public organizations, and young people from all regions of the country.
Participants of the dialogue discussed a number of issues related to the process of interaction between the State and youth. In particular, they discussed the results of youth consolations organized between governmental bodies and young people of Uzbekistan through the U-Report platform and the practical measures taken by governmental bodies based on the voices of young people. They mentioned that U-Report contributes to finding the solutions on youth issues through the interaction between the Government and young people.
Speakers noted the importance of the voice of young people in making decisions on current reforms. Thus, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Innovative Development, “Oila” Center, nationwide movement ‘Yuksalish’ and other state and public organizations expressed their views and shared the results of the work undertaken on the basis of youth opinions obtained over the course of the U-Report polls.
Notes to Editors
The U-Report project was launched in Uzbekistan in October 2018. The platform brings together more than 81,000 young people who express their views on issues related to their lives.
By now, U-Report is the only and unique platform of youth in Uzbekistan, which allows quickly obtain information about views of young people from around the country.
U-Report’s survey results are used by about 20 State and public organizations, including the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the Ministry of Public Education, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Innovative Development, “Oila” Center, and UN agencies.
The project is initiated by the Youth Union of Uzbekistan and UNICEF, in cooperation with the Senate of the Oliy Majlis and the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the support of mobile operators.
The U-Report project can be joined through the Telegram bot @UReportUzbBot (or via SMS: START to the short number 1122 if no Internet connection is available).
For further information, please contact:
Nargiza Egamberdieva, Communication Officer
Phone: +99871 2339512
Jamilya Nurjanova, U-Report Manager
Phone: + 99890 315 58 51
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