Quote of the month

Children with disabilities are the most vulnerable in society. While this region has developed good global practices and has undertaken significant child welfare reforms, we now need to accelerate the process of inclusion of children with disability in society.

Marie- Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for CEECIS

Fast facts

An additional 52 million children

Were enrolled in primary school globally from 1999 to 2008.

NGOs

The National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan

NAESMI is a professional association of non-governmental broadcasters, bringing together fifty regional radio and televisions stations and cable television networks. The main goal of the association is to establish a civilised market of electronic media, equal and favourable conditions for the development of electronic media, and equal opportunities for the development of all broadcasters and their active involvement in building civil society. NAESMI cooperates with UNICEF in the promotion of child rights and issues through its nationwide network of TV and radio stations.

Website: http://naesmi.uz

The International In-Service Training Centre for Journalists

The International In-Service Training Centre for Journalists is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation established to improve the skills of journalists, and to assist in the further education of journalism students. The training centre works with UNICEF in media capacity building.

The Association for Support of Children and Families

The Association for Support of Children and Families is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that provides assistance for the implementation of government programs within the field of social protection and support for children and families. It serves to strengthen the educational potential of parents, and to improve their understanding of a child’s needs, rights and interests. The association is a UNICEF partner in child and adolescent participation promotion initiatives.

Special Olympics Uzbekistan

The Special Olympics is a public sporting organisation which works around the world, including in Uzbekistan, in order to give children and adults with intellectual disabilities opportunities to develop physical fitness, to demonstrate courage, to participate and compete in sport, and to build relationships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and their broader communities. Special Olympics Uzbekistan works with UNICEF to address the rights of children with disabilities, and to promote their full inclusion into society.

The National Association of NGOs of Uzbekistan

NANNOUz provides comprehensive support to various NGOs in Uzbekistan, promotes activities aimed to further liberalise and democratise public life, and consolidates and builds cooperation between NGOs. It provides necessary technical and informational support to NGOs, while establishing a sense of understanding, tolerance and patriotism within the population, and a respect for national and cultural values and the traditions of the people of Uzbekistan. NANNOUz is a UNICEF partner in building the capacity of NGOs to actively participate in and contribute to the implementation and monitoring of child rights.

Website: http://www.ngo.uz

The National Centre for Human Rights

The National Centre for Human Rights of Uzbekistan is an advisory, coordinating body for the implementation of both universally-recognised principles and norms of international law, and the provisions of the constitution and laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and state policy within the field of the protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms. The centre works with UNICEF in the field of child rights implementation and monitoring.

The Public Fund for Support and Development of Independent Print Media and News Agencies

The Public Fund for Support and Development of Independent Print Media and News Agencies of Uzbekistan has supported the process of ensuring that print media organisations in Uzbekistan are independent and self-sufficient, thereby meeting democratic requirements and standards, while strengthening their material-technical bases and human resources. The fund cooperates with UNICEF in media capacity building.

Website: http://www.mmf.uz

The Republican Centre for Social Adaptation of Children

The Republican Centre for Social Adaptation of Children coordinates the activities of national institutions to provide comprehensive support to children with developmental delay and impairment, children from vulnerable groups and underprivileged families, and children in special need who are deprived of parental care. The centre works with UNICEF on a number of child protection issues, including childcare reform and social work development.

Website: http://www.rcsad.uz

The ‘SOS Children’s Villages of Uzbekistan’ National Association

‘SOS Children’s Villages of Uzbekistan’ is a non-governmental, non-profit charitable organisation that works in the field of the social protection of orphans and children deprived of parental care, or those at risk of losing their parents. The centre partners with UNICEF in the field of child protection, focusing on the capacity building of child protection professionals and other frontline workers in the sector.

Website: http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org