NEWS AND EVENTS
September 13, 2010
Parliament hears implementation of UN MDGs
The Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a parliamentary hearing on 9 September on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in Uzbekistan.
Members of the Senate and the government, heads of ministries and agencies, academic analysts, representatives of various organizations, institutions of civil society and media were invited for dialogue to the Legislative Chamber.
After hearing the reports of members of the government on the implementation of the UN MDGs, the chamber noted the high efficiency and correctness of the chosen model of democratic reforms aimed at modernizing the country.
All reforms in economic, political and legal spheres are aimed at steady improvement of the people’s welfare, creating opportunities for the implementation of professional, intellectual and spiritual potential of every citizen of the country, the chamber said.
All the large-scale work carried out by the state in the past 10 years provided for a comprehensive implementation of the UN Millennium Development Goals, it was noted.
In education, a unique National Program for Personnel Training has been successfully implemented, in accordance with which the transition to 12-year continuous education was made. Special measures aimed at radically improving the quality of the educational system and process have been taken.
The general education is guaranteed by the state. The coverage of children aged 7-15 with primary and general education and literacy rates in the country correspond to absolute values, which confirms Uzbekistan’s implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.
In the recent years, the country’s health care system has been almost completely modernized, with the most important and concrete result being the creation of a specialized network of hospitals and departments that meet high standards of free and qualified emergency medical care.
The institute of public control is becoming a significant element in ensuring effective liaison of the society with the state, social support of the ongoing democratic reforms, objectives and priorities of political and legal development, as well as ensuring the welfare of the people and formation of a strong civil society.
A deliberate legislative work undertaken by the parliament plays a key and crucial role in the process of further democratization and liberalization of the social life, economic modernization and social change. Since proclaiming independence, Uzbekistan has adopted more than 500 laws, ratified more than 100 international documents, including six major UN documents that are relevant to human rights and harmonious development.