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    President of Uzbekistan to address the United Nations Human Rights Council Session

    Uzbekistan 20 February 2021 3758

    President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on February 22 will participate in the work of the high-level segment of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    The Human Rights Council is one of the most high-profile intergovernmental bodies of the UN system, which is set to ensure the protection of human rights throughout the world.

    The Council includes 47 member-states. In October last year, Uzbekistan for the first time was elected a member of this structure for 2021-2023.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the current session of the Council will take place in Geneva via videoconferencing.

    The agenda includes the most outstanding issues related to observance and protection of human rights, including ensuring civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

    The event will be attended by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the heads of states, governments, foreign ministers and high representatives from about 150 countries of the world.

    The President of Uzbekistan will speak on the first day of the work of the forum – at its plenary session.

    In his address, the President of Uzbekistan will dwell in detail on the priorities of deepening democratic transformations in the country and major directions of the work within the framework of the Human Rights Council.

    The address by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will also be aired live through the central national television channels.