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About cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the OSCE

Uzbekistan has been one of the state parties of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) since 26 February 1992.

Cooperation of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the OSCE and its institutions is conducted at different levels and it covers a wide range of questions and issues.

In 1994, Permanent mission of Uzbekistan to the OSCE in Vienna has been operating.

In 1995, on initiative of Uzbekistan the Liaison Bureau in Central Asia was opened, which carried out activities on adjusting contacts at different levels and cooperation in areas presenting mutual interests.

In 1999, the Bureau was renamed to the OSCE Center in Tashkent, due to opening other OSCE offices in the Central Asian countries.

In June 2006, on initiative of Uzbekistan the Permanent Council has decided to establish the office of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan.

In July 2006 the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the OSCE signed the Memorandum of Understanding that pledging to establish the post of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan. This kind of cooperation enabled the OSCE to concentrate its activity on implementation of projects, which is priority for Uzbekistan, and strengthening the cooperation between Uzbekistan and OSCE.

Within the framework of the signed Memorandum together with the ministries and agencies of Uzbekistan 18 projects was implemented since 2007, likewise in 2008 – 15, in 2009 – 14, in 2010 – 12, in 2011 – 12, in 2012 – 11, in 2013 - 11. In 2014 fourteen projects are approved. Currently, more than 20 projects are being realized in Uzbekistan.

The main focus of the cooperation is implementing principles and accepted responsibilities in the framework of the Organization on all three dimensions considering new challenges and threats of the security, international agenda and the national interests of Uzbekistan.

The institutes of civil society are actively involved in the implementation of projects, including the governmental agency of protection of human rights, the Authorized person of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for human rights (Ombudsman), the National Center for Human Rights, the National Association of Non-governmental and Non-profit Organizations of Uzbekistan (NANNOUz) and other national NNOs.

Every year chairmen-in-office of the OSCE officially visited Uzbekistan: in 1998 – Mr. Bronisław Geremek (Poland), in 1999 – Mr. Knut Vollebaek (Norway), in 2000 – Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner (Austria), in 2001 – Mr. Mircea Geoană (Romania), in 2002 – Mr. Martins da Cruz (Portugal), in 2003 – Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (the Netherlands), in 2004 – Mr. Solomon Passy (Bulgaria), in 2005 – Mr. Karel De Gucht (Belgium), in 2007 – Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos (Spain), in 2008 – Mr. Alexander Stubb (Finland), in 2011 – Mr. Audrunas Ajubalis, in 2013 – Mr. Leonid Kozhara (Ukraine).

The OSCE Secretary General Ambassador Lamberto Zannier visited Uzbekistan in 2013.

During 2008-2013 the official representatives of the OSCE many times visited Uzbekistan: Representative on Freedom of the Media Miklos Harasti (in 2008 and 2009), Director of the Conflict Prevention Center Herbert Salber (2009 and 2011), High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Janes Lenarcic (2009), Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović (2011), Special Representative and Coordinator for Trafficking in Human Beings Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (2013).

Initiatives of Uzbekistan on agenda of the OSCE have been reflected in documents of the organization.

Uzbekistan is continuing to hold balanced and constructive position in interaction with the OSCE.

Representatives of the ministries and governmental agencies regularly participate in conferences, forums, seminars and trainings of the OSCE which are held abroad on all three dimensions of the organizations.

Uzbekistan participates in annual meetings of the OSCE Ministerial Council. Delegation of Uzbekistan took part at the 20th meeting of the Ministerial Council on 5-6 December 2013 in Kyiv (Ukraine). 

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