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67 million children

Were not attending primary school in 2011, 53 per cent girls.

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Ensuring Safety for a Child, Everywhere, Every time

A round table discussion on the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography of the Convention on the Rights of the Child took place in Tashkent. Representatives of UNICEF, the International Organization for Migration, state agencies and ministries responsible for child rights and human trafficking, as well as members of civil society organizations and Makhalla Foundation participated in the discussions. 

Justice for Children: in the Best Interest of the Child

“Justice for children means that irrespective of the outcome of the case, the child is always the winner. Everything is done in the best interest of the child.” With these remarks, Justice Renate Winter, Vice-President of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, described the objectives for those involved in the juvenile justice system and urged them to work together for a good future of the child. 

Reporting on Children’s Rights: An Important Opportunity to Improve

Uzbekistan ratified Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1994. Uzbekistan is now prepare the fifth Periodic Report to the UNCRC Committee.

For the preparation process, the National Center for Human Rights and UNICEF organized a workshop to draft periodic reports, in which Government organizations of Uzbekistan and civil society organizations participated. It was facilitated by Justice Renate Winter, Vice-President of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). She is visiting Uzbekistan to advocate for the implementation of children’s rights and provide guidelines for drafting the State and Alternative Periodic Reports to the UN CRC Committee.

Justice for Children: in the Best Interest of the Child

Justice Renate Winter, Vice-President of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, spoke to experts in the field of justice at the Lawyer’s Training Center under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Justice Renate Winter is visiting Uzbekistan to advocate for further implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. She addressed faculty members and civil judges and lawyers from all the regions of the country. 

Press Release: Round Table on International Standards on Justice for Children: improvement of the justice system needed to make it child-sensitive

TASHKENT, 4 May 2017 – Research Center under the Higher Judicial Council of Uzbekistan and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) jointly organized a round table discussion on reforms for ‘justice for children’ in Uzbekistan.  

Vice-President of the Committee of the Rights of the Child visits Uzbekistan to advocate for the well- being of most vulnerable children.

Renate Winter, Vice-President of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, is visiting Uzbekistan from May 1 to 5, 2017. She participates in a number of meetings to engage with the representatives of Government of Uzbekistan and non-government organizations. Justice Renate Winter advocates for implementation of the key observations and recommendations made by the UN CRC to Uzbekistan. 

World Immunization Week: Vaccines Work

Over the past two decades, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Uzbekistan has been helping the Government to achieve and maintain high rates of immunization against preventable diseases in the country.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.5 million children under five died worldwide from pneumonia, diarrhea and measles in 2015. These deaths could have been prevented through vaccination and ensuring children's access to proper medical care.

World Immunization Week: Lola on benefits of vaccination

In connection with the World Immunization Week, which is held annually from 24 to 30 April, we discussed vaccination with Lola Yuldasheva, singer, actress and National Champion of the Rights of the Child of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Uzbekistan.


Eminent people of Uzbekistan join the World Immunization Campaign on April 24-30, 2017

“I am a mother of two children. I care for their present and their future,” says Lola Yuldasheva, an eminent singer and UNICEF’s champion for children’s rights in Uzbekistan. “Our responsibility as parents is to protect our children. Personally, I am convinced that vaccination gives each child a chance for a healthy life.”

PRESS RELEASE: World Immunization Week 2017: Vaccines Work for Every Child

TASHKENT, 24 April 2017 – The last week of April is commemorated as the World Immunization Week to promote vaccines that save and protect children and families.  From 24-30 April 2017, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) will support the Ministry of Health to implement a campaign to promote immunization in the country.