Regional Meeting of Civil Society Organizations of Central Asia
10 December 2021
- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for Central Asia and the Delegations of the European Union (EU) in the Central Asian states held a Central Asian civil society regional meeting on December 10.
The event coincided with World Human Rights Day, celebrated annually on 10 December.
The event was held with direct connection from Ashgabat, Bishkek, Osh, Dushanbe, Tashkent, , and brought together representatives of the OHCHR in Central Asia, EU Delegations in Central Asia, civil society organizations and experts in the field of human rights.
This year, the Human Rights Day was dedicated to reducing inequality and was based on Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the core of human rights. In the face of the pandemic, these issues have become even more important around the world. The civil society meeting held on 10 December sought solutions to deep-rooted forms of discrimination that affect the most vulnerable segments of society.
Participants shared their experiences and developed a shared vision of how to address inequality and discrimination both in Central Asia and at the regional level.