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May 29, 2013

 

Youth Forum in Namangan

 

On 29 May of this year a two-day Youth Forum with symbolic title Healthy Generation Healthy Future started. Namangan became a place where thousands of volunteers from Fergana Valley united with one noble mission met. It was attended by more than two hundred envoys from all the regions of Uzbekistan. The meeting was initiated by Namangan Regional Organization of RCS of Uzbekistan, Regional Department of the Independent Institute for Monitoring  the Formation of Civil Society, Regional Information Center, Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan UNDP Project, Kamolot  PYM, Kelazhak ovozi Center for Youth Initiatives, and Yoshlar markazi. 

As Organizers say, the Forum is aimed at demonstrating the importance of  volunteers, explaining the nature and significance of contribution made by youth organizations in developing comprehensive and educated generation, promoting the healthy lifestyle, as well as sharing the experience and knowledge in attracting and motivating volunteers, and appraising them. E.A.Amiraliyeva, Chief Executive Officer, Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan made a speech in the opening ceremony of the Forum.

 

As it was highlighted in participants speeches, one of the priority tasks of Uzbekistan RCSs activity is formation of a youth movement and of a primary volunteer teams, implementation of best practices used for international projects and development of partnership relationships in the humanitarian sector.  

 

Participants of the Forum also discussed the issues of developing and approving documents for volunteers for improving their professional skills and promoting them, for creating centralized training courses for volunteers from all the organizations and preparing joint training plan, creating special pages in social networks that will be dedicated to the activity of volunteers throughout the country.      

 

While giving a speech, representatives of international organizations elaborated on features of the Volunteers Institute, their social and economic importance in state development; appreciated the multidimensional volunteerism promotion activity implemented by Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan.    

 

Organizers presented an interesting and quite informative program complemented with lectures, presentations, interactive trainings in sectional groups. Shows performed by the Club of Smart and Merry People in participation of college students will also be remarkable with interesting ideas.  

 

Organizers promised that the Youth Forum will become a kind of tradition and will be held on a regular basis.

 

 

 

May 11, 2013  

The Youth of XXI Century about Good and Eternal

Karakalpakstan. On the threshold of celebrating the Movements anniversary the contest organized by Karakalpakstan Republican Organization, RCS of Uzbekistan determined the best connoisseurs of the history of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. More than 30 students from 7 secondary special educational institutions became the finalists of the essay contest on given topic.

 

As an assignment the participants were required to describe in writing (essay, poem, article) their impressions about the book written by the first volunteer - Henri Dunant and titled Memory of  Solferino Battle. Having examined the works presented by students, the Contest Committee determined 3 winners who were awarded incentive diplomas and valuable prizes.     

 

Janar Srazhatdinova, student of the Pedagogical College from the city of Nukus was determined as the winner of the contest. Zulkhumor Kamalova, student of Academic Lyceum No.1 received the 2nd class Diploma, while Nursulyu Abatbayeva, student of the Social and Economic College got the 3rd class Diploma. 

 

In her essay the winner of the contest and a future teacher Janar Srazhatdinova says: Henri Dunants deeds are continued every day throughout the world, where men and women, bending over a suffering person, ask him only one question: Do you need help?. They are not interested who he is, where he is from and whom he works for. Mercy and compassion should be in our souls, no one should pass by a person who needs help now. 

  

May 8, 2013

 

Unlimited Mercy

 

Karakalpakstan. Doing honor to a great humanist Henri Dunant in his birthday on the 8th of May, the Green Planet is celebrating International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. This year all the events are held under 150 Years of the Humanitarian Activity slogan.

 

Among all the event held as a part of celebrating remarkable dates for Karakalpakstan Republican Organization, RCS of Uzbekistan, this meeting will be memorable with its unique warmness. Specialists and volunteers from the regional organization visited inmates of the specialized boarding school for hearing-impaired and deaf-and-dumb children of the city of Nukus. A special entertaining program for children with limited abilities was developed. Inmates, in turn, performed various creative shows, demonstrating outstanding abilities; at the end of the meeting each participant received a keepsake provided by the organizers. The Regional Organizations working calendar is full of such meetings. Activity implemented in the Year of Wellbeing and Prosperity has become a targeted and specific one. Not without reason there is a wise saying that wellbeing and prosperity starts from within, from a persons good intentions.

 

 

 

May 6 2013

Celebration in Turkiston Capital Palace

 

Gala night dedicated to the landmark day - the 150th anniversary of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement took place in "Turkiston" Palace. Within whole period of their work the organization has been a symbol of exceptional humanity. Joining more than 188 countries in performing their noble mission, the Company, up to this day, has embodied a goodwill of all those, who consider the altruism their meaning of life.

 

Guests were met at brightly decorated lobby lounge. More than 1 million volunteer members, about 38,000 volunteers and more than 2,500 primary organizations represent the potential of one of the oldest humanitarian organizations in the country. The Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan is a full member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement that celebrates the significant day this year - the 150th anniversary since its foundation day.

The gala night on occasion of the landmark day was attended by senators, heads of ministries and departments, representatives of NGOs and international organizations, scientists and experts of the country's educational institutions.

 

The Chairman of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan, Prof. Karimov Kh.Ya., the Chairman of the Trade Unions Federation Council, Narbaeva T.K., Deputy Minister of Health Ministry, Kamilov A.I. welcomed guests in their opening speech. In his speech, the Head of Representative Office of the ICRC in Uzbekistan, Mr. Yves Arnoldy stated: "Uzbekistan, being a member of 188 countries worldwide, celebrates the anniversary of the International Movement. It is very nice to be in such a large audience today. The Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan is our important and reliable partner and our cooperation will continue and deepen".

Humane ideas representing the basis of the charitable organization, as it was stated in presentations, join 188 countries of the world in one noble mission. Uzbekistan RCS Development Plan should be implemented until 2015. As a result, the activities of regional organizations have become more targeted and specific, particularly in relation to vulnerable groups of the population.

 

During the meeting there was a presentation of the "Ezgulik" movie, which has covered both the unique historical moments of foundation of the International Movement, and some facts of charity events. A lot of warm words about the mission of mercy were said during this celebration. This night gave an opportunity to talk with colleagues, to get acquainted with new projects and ideas. The night ended with a great evening concert of national pop stars, which gave everyone unforgettable time.
 

 

 

May 3 2013

 

Press Conference in National Press Centre

On May 3, 2013 the press conference was held at National Press Center. It was organized by the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan jointly with the International Red Cross in Central Asia.

The heads of all departments of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan were interviewed by journalists. Today the Society is a full member of the International Movement, which joined together more than 188 countries worldwide. The work of organization is based on seven principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. According to Presidential Decree "On the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan", in 1992 the National Society received the status of humanitarian public association. New phase of development was documented.
This was described in detail by the Chairman of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan, Prof. Karimov Kh.Ya. The head of the ICRC mission in Central Asia, Mr. Yves Arnoldy, said at the meeting: "The Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan is an integral part of the International Movement. We are implementing a number of joint projects related to the response to possible emergencies, dissemination of humanitarian law, restoring family links. We are joined by a longstanding cooperation, and we are proud that we have such a partner as Uzbekistan in Central Asia".
This year all events of the Movement will be held with a slogan "150 years of humanitarian work". As a part of celebration of the anniversary, the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan is organizing a number of events. For example, some current problems were discussed at the Scientific-Practical Conference named "The Role of OCP Uzbekistan in Building Civil Society in the Country". These days many charity events, conferences, training seminars of the same purpose were held in all regions of the country. The audience included students of higher and secondary special schools, Mahallas activists, volunteers. Gala night with the participation of representatives of the diplomatic corps, ministries and departments and the general public will take place in the "Turkiston" Palace on the eve of the holiday.
 

 

 

 

April 18  2013

 

Scientific-Practical Conference named "The Role of OCP Uzbekistan in Building Civil Society in the Country"

 

  This year the world community will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the oldest humanitarian world organization - the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. On this occasion the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan developed a comprehensive action plan. To implement the concept of the President some actual issues of the NGO have been discussed during Scientific and Practical Conference The Role of OCP Uzbekistan in Building Civil Society in the Country. It took place on April 18 in the office of the RCS Uzbekistan building. The forum was attended by deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Senators, experts of Women's Committee of the Republic and the Ministry of Justice, the staff of regional offices of the RCS Uzbekistan, teaching staff of institutes of higher education, representatives of the mass media. The conference was started by the opening speech of the Chairman of RCS Uzbekistan, Pr. Karimov Kh.Ya. Yves Arnoldy, the head of the Regional office of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent

During the Conference

Movement in Central Asia, expressed his wishes relating to the work of forum. In 1992 the President of Uzbekistan signed a decree "On the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan". And in 1995, the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan was admitted as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Today National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies work in 188 countries around the world. During the years of independence the financial and technical base of the National Society of Uzbekistan has been developed and strengthened.

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Conference participants: - The Chairman of the Women's Committee of the Republic, Basitkhanova E.E. (at the right) and the Deputy Governor of Tashkent city, Chairman of the Women's Committee, Abdurakhimova F.Yu

Today the RCS Uzbekistan has 15 regional and 191 district offices, 2.5 thous. primary organizations with more than 1 million 300 thousand members and 36 thousand volunteers. To implement the President proposed "Concept of further deepening the democratic reforms and establishing the civil society in the country , RCS Uzbekistan has planned a number of large-scale events focused on successful fulfillment of tasks that are important in transition from a strong state to a strong civil society. It is necessary to emphasize that the RCS Uzbekistan supports government agencies in dealing with programs aimed at social support, health promotion and donation, prevention of infectious diseases, and the dissemination of international humanitarian law. In addition, the RCS Uzbekistan does the work on searching missing in times of emergency close people and relatives of citizens.


Currently, the National Society is implementing humanitarian projects working in cooperation with the International Federation, the Red Cross International Committee, the Red Cross Societies in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Japan and National Societies of other countries. There is a close communication with Societies of the Commonwealth as well.

 

Mr. A.Kh.Saidov, the Chairman of the Committee of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis on issues of Democratic Institutions, NGOs and Civil Public Authorities made the report during this Scientific-Practical Conference. The Chairman of the Women's Committee of the Republic, Basitkhanova E.E., the Deputy Governor of Tashkent city, Chairman of the Women's Committee, Abdurakhimova F.Yu., Executive Director of the RCS Uzbekistan, Amiralieva E.A., the Chairman of the Red Crescent of Namangan region, Sayfitdinova D.F., Associate Professor of Tashkent State Pedagogical University, Norboev A.A., the employee of ICRC Regional Delegation in the Central Asia, Khukumov A.A., shares their opinions on this topic.

The participants of the event got the information on current topics, including "The role of NGOs in building the civil society", "Cooperation of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan with Women's Committee of Uzbekistan in social protection", "Activities of the Red Crescent Society for the Prevention of emergency situations when building the civil society in Uzbekistan".
 

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Mr. A.Kh.Saidov, the Chairman of the Committee of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis on issues of Democratic Institutions, NGOs and Civil Public Authorities;Executive Director of the RCS Uzbekistan, Amiralieva E.A
 

 

 

April 11, 2013

 

Meeting of the management of the RCS of Uzbekistan with General Director of the ICRC, Mr. Yves Daccord

 

Outstanding event in the life of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan was the meeting with the management of the RCS of Uzbekistan with General Director, Mr. Yves Daccord. Together with the distinguished guest the meeting was attended by Laurent Korba - ICRC's head of operations for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Yves Arnoldy - Head of the ICRC Regional Delegation in Central Asia, Kira Suleymanyan - Assistant of ICRC Cooperation Department, Professor Karimov Kh.Ya. the Chairman of RCS Uzbekistan, Amiralieva E.A. - Executive Director of the RCS of Uzbekistan.
At the beginning of the meeting Mr. Karimov Kh.Ya. spoke about activities of the Society at this stage of development, told about the multifaceted work to be held on occasion of the 150th anniversary of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The International Scientific-Practical Conference The Role of OCP Uzbekistan in Building Civil Society in the Country will be the important event in the social life of the country. A number of interesting reports on the work of the NGO in Uzbekistan will be presented during this conference.
 

ICRC Delegation

 The celebration program will include the press conference at the National Press Center on the 3 May and the festive event with a big concert in a stately building of the "Turkiston" Palace on the 6 May. In addition, with the support of the ICRC training courses will be organized for health workers on April 24-26 under control of the National Research Centre of Emergency First Aid and the Extension Course Institute for Medical Practitioners. In his turn, Yves Daccord praised the work of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan, and said that Uzbekistan is a very important partner for the ICRC in the Central Asian region and cooperation will continue and deepen.

 

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