The role of international cooperation in building a better future
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – On 29 May 2020, as part of the UN-75 global campaign, announced around the world on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis together with the Yuksalish National Movement, the Youth Union of Uzbekistan and the UN Office in Uzbekistan organized an online dialogue on the topic "Global cooperation and volunteer movement in Uzbekistan in a pandemic: solidarity and humanity."
It was attended by deputies, representatives of relevant ministries and departments, civil society institutions and international organizations, as well as youth.
The UN-75 Campaign is a global dialogue in the digital space on how we can build a better world, despite numerous challenges and facilitate the adoption of appropriate measures.
Participants familiarized themselves with the presentation of a global survey conducted by the UN these days around the world.
During the online dialogue, the importance of adopting the Law on Volunteering, signed by the President of the country on 2 December 2019, as well as initiatives of volunteer groups implemented in a difficult situation in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, as well as charitable activities of active citizens and the experience of young volunteers, were discussed.
It was noted that the Law "On Volunteering" was adopted by the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis on 6 November 2019 in order to ensure the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to radically increase the role of civil society institutions in the process of democratic renewal of the country."
In accordance with the document, volunteer activity is a voluntary socially oriented, carried out by free will, socially useful activity carried out free of charge in the interests of individuals and (or) legal entities. It can be carried out in the form of individual volunteer activities or as part of a group of volunteers, as well as through a volunteer organization.
The event provided information on the experience gained and the work done to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection during quarantine restrictions in Uzbekistan due to the threat of COVID-19, raising public awareness about the disease, providing charitable assistance to the population in need of social protection, and the role of volunteers in implementation of these tasks.