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IV Samarkand Forum on Human Rights to Address Environmental Challenges and Human Rights

Tashkent, June 11, 2024, The Europe Today: The IV Samarkand Forum on Human Rights will convene on June 13-14, focusing on “Environmental problems: the future of human rights in a changing world and finding sustainable solutions,” as reported by Uzbek media.

According to the press service of the National Human Rights Center of Uzbekistan, the forum will feature three plenary sessions conducted both offline and online. This year’s forum aims to address the wide-ranging impact of climate change on human rights through comprehensive information analysis. Participants will gain crucial insights into this field, share experiences, and learn about best practices from the international community.

The forum will emphasize the development of practical recommendations and solutions to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on human rights. It aims to serve as a platform for experts from diverse fields to formulate effective strategies and approaches that support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and safeguard human rights amid a changing climate.

The event is organized by the National Human Rights Center of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan, and the “Strategy of Development” center. Key international partners include the UN team in Uzbekistan, the Office of the Permanent Coordinator of the UN in Uzbekistan, the regional office for Central Asia of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Development Program in Uzbekistan, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) projects in Uzbekistan, and the Friedrich Ebert and Konrad Adenauer foundations.

The forum is set to host 200 experts, including national and international specialists, climate experts, government officials, civil society representatives, media personnel, researchers, business leaders, and members of international organizations.

The IV Samarkand Forum on Human Rights represents a significant step in addressing the intersection of environmental challenges and human rights, fostering dialogue and collaboration to find sustainable and inclusive solutions for the future.