Fast facts

Participation of children with disabilities

In preschool education was promoted in one-third of countries in the CEECIS in 2011.

Quote of the month

The inclusion of children with disabilities in society requires first a change of perception, a recognition that children with disabilities hold the same rights as others, that they can be agents of change and self-determination, not merely the beneficiaries of charity, that their voices must be heard and heeded in our policymaking and programmes.

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director

Get involved

If you would like to help young people like yourselves enjoy better lives, then there are lots of projects run by UNICEF in Uzbekistan that you can get involved in. You could make a presentation about the ‘Rights of the Child’ in your class, you could attend one of the many UNICEF-supported events held throughout Uzbekistan, or you could learn some healthy hygiene practices (like the right way to wash your hands) and teach your younger brother or sister to do the same.

If you are older you could also become a youth volunteer in your community, educating peers and adults about the rights of the child, and the support children need. You could also apply to take part in the national Youth Generation Council, and make sure that your thoughts and opinions about important national topics are heard.

At UNICEF in Uzbekistan we work to ensure that children and teenagers can participate in our projects and initiatives, by contributing ideas during planning, by helping us to make vital decisions, and by giving feedback and suggestions about how we can do a better job. Because the work we do is designed to help improve the lives of children and teenagers, it is important that we understand their needs and requirements.