The United Nations (UN) has expressed its commitment to assist Uzbekistan in implementing changes in the field of social protection, reported the National Agency of Social Protection under the President. This announcement follows a crucial meeting held on December 2 between a delegation from Uzbekistan and the first deputy secretary-general of the UN, Amina Muhammad.
During the meeting, Amina Muhammad praised the role of women in the National Agency for Social Protection's work, acknowledging its positive impact on enhancing the quality of social services in Uzbekistan. The discussions also revolved around the upcoming world conference titled "Social Protection: The Path to Sustainable Development," scheduled for 2024. This conference is an initiative put forth by the President of Uzbekistan and is considered a significant preparatory platform for the 2025 UN Social Summit.
Amina Muhammad, expressing the UN's readiness to support Uzbekistan, noted,
"This event can be an important preparatory platform for the 2025 UN Social Summit."
The UN deputy secretary-general also commended the cooperation initiatives undertaken by the Government of Uzbekistan within the framework of the "Global Accelerator of Job Creation and Social Protection," an initiative initiated by the UN Secretary-General.
Concluding the negotiations, Amina Mohammad expressed satisfaction with the meeting's outcomes and conveyed the UN's interest in participating in the UN International Conference on Social Protection to be held in Uzbekistan.