The Government of Uzbekistan and United Nations system hold a press briefing
A joint press briefing was dedicated to discussions of the recently signed Action Plan (Roadmap) on the development of cooperation with the UN and its specialized institutions.
This year, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary year of the founding of the United Nations and the launch of the Decade of Action for Agenda 2030. As a mark of its profound commitment to multilateralism in this UN jubilee year, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has adopted an Action Plan committing the Government to deepening and strengthening its partnership with the United Nations system at national, regional and global levels, with the aim of advancing human development for all, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, and working together to build a more peaceful, prosperous, resilient and sustainable world.
Key panel speakers of the press briefing, included Sodyk Safoev, First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan, Akmal Saidov, First Deputy Speaker of Legislative Chamber of Parliament of Uzbekistan, Sherzod Asadov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and Helena Fraser, UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan.
“This Action Plan is an important demonstration of Uzbekistan’s commitment to multilateralism at a time when global solidarity is needed more than ever. I believe that this Roadmap will help to take the partnership between Uzbekistan and the United Nations system to a new level. Its adoption on the eve of UN Charter Day has symbolic significance. Seventy-five years ago, on June 26, the Charter of the United Nations was signed, committing countries around the world to cooperative efforts for peace, sustainable development and human rights” said Helena Fraser.
The signed Action Plan will be complemented by the corresponding United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Cooperation Framework will guide the priorities of the UN system in supporting the achievement of national sustainable development priorities in the period 2021-2025. The Cooperation Framework will draw on the full range of knowledge and resources of the United Nations system (at national level, regional and global levels) to deliver development results in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Government’s national development priorities.