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National and international experts discuss implementation of reforms in social development sphere.
TASHKENT, 13 February 2018 - UNICEF welcomes the endorsement of an Inter-Agency Plan of Action by the Women’s Committee in collaboration with state agencies, NGOs and UNICEF in order to improve the education, upbringing and reintegration of children in specialized educational facilities for girls.
Digital technology has transformed the world. As more and more children go online, it is increasingly changing childhood. Globally, more than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – a new child every half a second.
Understanding the challenges and risks faced by children and youth in Uzbekistan is key to ensuring their well-being and plays a major role in helping enhance policies which will benefit them in the long term, UNICEF has said at a major conference of government officials and partners.
The Ministry of Interior of Uzbekistan and UNICEF have inaugurated the first ever child-friendly room for investigations to strengthen measures to protect children who have been victims or witnesses of crime.
“For better and for worse, digital technology is now an irreversible fact of our lives,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “In a digital world, our dual challenge is how to mitigate the harms while maximizing the benefits of the internet for every child.”
On 1 December 2017, the "#Activation" forum, organized by UNICEF on the eve of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, took place in Tashkent. Children and adults with disabilities, parents and professionals gathered to share their life experiences and encourage other parents with children with disabilities to overcome barriers to their full participation in the society.
Story of Abdulla (name changed to protect identity of the child), 15 year old, Samarkand region My parents are HIV-positive. My mother is alive, but my father died. I have been ill since birth and I spend a lot of time at the hospitals. Initially, I was told that I had some lung problems.
(Names changed to protect children’s identity)
“This is a gift from an angel,” says 13-year-old Feruza, showing a colorful origami flower in her hands. She then smiles and adds “well, actually one of my new friends made it, but I was very happy when I found out that it was for me”.