The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly expands Cooperation with Public Organizations of Uzbekistan

26/10/2023 10:44

Large-scale interaction and development of partnerships in the scientific, educational and cultural spheres, increasing the role of public diplomacy in ensuring trust and mutual understanding between states, developing international relations, supporting public and state peacekeeping initiatives, preserving the cultural heritage of the peoples of Eurasia, promoting multilateral relations in public life. All these positions formed the basis of Cooperation Agreements that were signed by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly with two public organizations of Uzbekistan - the International Women’s Public Foundation “Sharq Ayoli” and the National Movement “Yuksalish”.

The signing of the documents took place on October 23, 2023 in Tashkent at the site of an international scientific and practical seminar dedicated to intercultural dialogue in education, enlightenment and public diplomacy.

On behalf of the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Andrei Belaninov, the documents were signed by his First Deputy - Head of the General Secretariat Svetlana Smirnova.

International Women's Public Foundation "Sharq Ayoli" ("Woman of East") - was established in 1999 and entered the history of the CIS countries as the first women's self-initiative organization with the status of the International Women's Foundation. The Foundation unites women regardless of nationality and religion, its mission is to support civil initiatives in the field of innovation, culture, education, public diplomacy and international relations.

The Foundation is headed by Saodat Tursunbaeva. For more than 20 years, she has been involved in the development of international women's diplomacy, gender policy issues, startups in the field of information and communication technologies, education and innovation under the motto “Peace, harmony and prosperity for every family.” In 2007, Saodat Tursunbaeva was included by the International Organization UNESCO in the list of “Famous Women of Central Asia”.

The nationwide movement “Yuksalish” was established  in 2019 with the mission of uniting Uzbek citizens and non-governmental organizations in order to assist in the implementation of reforms in Uzbekistan. This is a non-governmental non-profit organization with territorial divisions in Karakalpakstan, regions and Tashkent.

The proposal to create a new movement was made by the chambers of the Oliy Majlis, the Youth Union, the Development Strategy Center, the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society, the National Association of Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organizations, the National Association of Electronic Media and the general public, it follows from the decree.

The main mission of the Yuksalish movement is a voluntary association of citizens, compatriots living abroad, and non-governmental non-profit organizations united to assist in the implementation of reforms in the country, including those provided for by the State Program 2019.

The national movement “Yuksalish” is headed by an Uzbek public and political figure, deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bobur Bekmurodov.

The parties defined the main areas of joint implementation of socially significant programs, projects, educational, cultural and business activities in the sphere of international cooperation.