Constitutional reform in Uzbekistan highly valued by UNESCO

First Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov spoke about the priority areas of the constitutional reform being implemented in Uzbekistan to Deputy Director-General of UNESCO for information and communications Tawfik Jelassi during a meeting in Tashkent, UzA reported.

In his response speech Jelassi noted that over the past five or six years, the image of Uzbekistan in the international arena has changed dramatically, the country is showing itself as an example of socio-economic transformations and democratic reforms.

The international conference “Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Governance and Freedom of Information”, held in Tashkent on September 28-29 this year, will further strengthen Uzbekistan’s cooperation with UNESCO and other international organizations on the way of preventing and combating problems in the field of information, Jelassi said.

He noted with satisfaction that the participants of the international conference adopted the Tashkent Declaration. It reaffirms the commitment of member states to recognize and respect the fundamental right of access to information, including the principles of good governance and issues raised by the use of information by artificial intelligence and new technologies.

The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan is ready to assist in the implementation of the tasks arising from this declaration, Saidov said the position of the parliament.

The UNESCO representative expressed his readiness to assist in the scientific and practical examination of the code being developed by them.

It was emphasized that in order to protect young people from various harmful information on the Internet, to develop the skills of searching, downloading and disseminating information, UNESCO plans to develop and translate a visual aid into Uzbek.

Sept. 30, 2022