United Nations and the Government of Uzbekistan Presented Situational Analysis on Children and Adults with Disabilities
This Situation Analysis on People with Disabilities in Uzbekistan was commissioned by the Government of Uzbekistan and UN agencies and it provides a “snap-shot” of the current situation in the country and a baseline for future work, elaborating on actions to be taken to successfully broaden the rights and inclusion of both children and adults with disabilities in Uzbekistan.
The report summarizes findings from five research streams: a legal review, an institutional review, a statistical capacity assessment, a KAP Survey and a needs-assessment study (3,049 households with a person with a disability 1,782 households with persons without disabilities).
The work carried out enabled the collection of a significant amount of data on issues related to living conditions and access to public services, legal norms and the institutional structure of public administration in order to meet the needs of people with disabilities, as well as the perception of society.
“The UN system reaffirms that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all persons with disabilities is an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms,” said Helena Fraser, UN Resident Coordinator.
As a result of the study, 20 recommendations were made to improve the policy regarding people with disabilities, including: a review of national legislation and the introduction of clear anti-discrimination rules; development of an innovative household data collection system; the development and implementation of ethical standards, as well as the conduct of appropriate training for all specialists of state social services, health care institutions and education.