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Uzbekistan to host 14th summit of women parliament speakers


Attendees share views at the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in Vienna on Sept. 6, 2021. (Embassy of Uzbekistan in Seoul)

Attendees share views at the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in Vienna on Sept. 6, 2021. (Embassy of Uzbekistan in Seoul)

The 14th summit of women speakers of parliament of the Inter-Parliamentary Union member countries will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Sept. 8 and 9.

Established in 1889, the IPU is the oldest international parliamentary organization, with 178 member states.

The agreement to host the summit was concluded at the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in Vienna on Sept. 6, 2021.

Addressing last year’s summit, Uzbekistan Senate Chairwoman Tanzila Narbaeva invited women speakers to Uzbekistan to attend the 14th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament.

Narbaeva highlighted ongoing reforms of Uzbekistan on gender equality in her video message.

She said that Uzbekistan was supporting and encouraging women participation in the economic sphere and facilitating them with economic incentives, grants, credits and loans.

Education and training of girls and women is among Uzbekistan’s top priorities in the post-COVID-19 era, said Narbaeva noting the need to activate political participation of women.

Hosting the summit is seen as significant recognition of Uzbekistan’s parliamentary development, its progress in gender policy and an acknowledgment of its democratic reforms. At the 14th summit, the Tashkent Declaration is set to be adopted.

By Sanjay Kumar (sanjaykumar@heraldcorp.com)





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