The Youth and Child Friendly Local Governance Initiative launched in Uzbekistan

Youth and Child Friendly Local Governance Initiative

UNICEF
01 July 2021

On Uzbekistan’s  Youth Day, the Government of Uzbekistan, the Nationwide Movement ‘Yuksalish’ and UNICEF have launched Youth and  Child Friendly Local Governance  Initiative joining a global movement of cities  and  towns  across the world that  seek to ensure communities where the voices, needs, priorities and rights of children and young people are an integral part of public policies, programmes and decisions.

 

O'zbekistonda "Yoshlarga va bolalarga do'stona munosabatdagi mahalliy boshqaruv" tashabbusi boshlandi
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O'zbekistonda "Yoshlarga va bolalarga do'stona munosabatdagi mahalliy boshqaruv" tashabbusi boshlandi

Speaking at the launch, UNICEF Representative in Uzbekistan, Munir Mammadzade said:

“Every child and young person have the right to grow up and develop in an environment where they feel safe and secure, have access to basic services, can play and learn and where their voice is heard and matters.”

Under the initiative, UNICEF supports local governments in ensuring that the rights of children and young people are met, through engagement of young people in planning and programme implementation on vital municipal decisions.

“This initiative, implemented in partnership with UNICEF, covers an important issue. This is to increase the role of youth in governance and society, to expand their participation in important decisions, to hear the voice of young people”, said Chairman of the Nationwide Movement ‘Yuksalish’ Bobur Bekmurodov.

The initiative will start in the country’s five big cities from different regions. The total youth population covered will be around 2 million.

The initiative can also support and build  on a number of ongoing national youth initiatives at local level.

UNICEF in Uzbekistan works on youth programmes on participation, promotion of youth engagement in decision making, employability,  entrepreneurship and  life  skills.