The Uzbek presidential candidate from the Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party, Dilorom Toshmuhammadova, met voters in Kashkadarya region on 3 December.
The UN agencies and local organizations in Uzbekistan partnered to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons in the country. “This year’s International Day of Disabled Persons focuses on the goal of decent work for persons with disabilities, and reminds us that every person deserves opportunities for productive employment in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignityâ€¦Persons with disabilities have the ability to make valuable contributions in the workforce as employees, entrepreneurs and employers. But they face numerous barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Early in life, they encounter difficulties gaining access to an education or acquisition of employable skills. Later on, fears and prejudices about their abilities deny them the work opportunities available to others. Inaccessible workplaces, explicit and implicit discriminatory legislation and practices, and unfavourable work conditions pose additional hurdles.” read the statement of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued to mark this day.
The presidential contender from the Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Dilorom Toshmuhammadova, was again the guest of Uzbek TV’s programme Saylov - 2007 (Election - 2007) on 2 December.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov praised Viet Nam ’s huge achievements in renovation and affirmed traditional friendly ties between the two countries, Vietnam News Agency Bulletin reported.
This year, 5,000 Uzbek people will make a pilgrimage to Muslim sacred places, press-uz.info reported quoting Committee on religious affairs of Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.
Incumbent Uzbek President Islam Karimov, a candidate for the Uzbek presidency from the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan [LDPU] - the movement of businessmen and entrepreneurs - presented his election programme to voters in Bukhara region.
The Senate [upper house] of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan [parliament] held its twelfth plenary session on 30 November and 1 December. The senators considered over 30 issues and 20 draft laws during the two-day meeting.
The Committee for Budget and Economic Reforms of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis (Lower house of parliament) held its meeting to discuss implementation of the Law "On insurance activity" by Uzagrosugurta state joint-stock insurance company.
The candidate from the People’s Democratic Party, Asliddin Rustamov, had met voters in central Sirdaryo Region, where he again stressed out stronger protection of socially vulnerable groups as the key focus of his election platform.
The Uzbek presidential candidate from the initiative group of voters, Akmal Saidov, has called for stronger human rights protection and said high level of legal and political awareness of each citizen will guarantee the success of the democratic reforms in Uzbekistan.