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 RCS’s 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 Movement’s 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 Dunant’s 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
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 Organization’s 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 person’s 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.
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
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.
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.
April 18 2013
Scientific-Practical Conference named "The Role of OCP Uzbekistan in Building Civil Society in the Country"
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.
April 11, 2013
Meeting of the management of the RCS of Uzbekistan with General Director of the ICRC, Mr. Yves Daccord
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.