The National Association of Non-Governmental Non-Commercial Organizations of Uzbekistan (NANNOUz) is one of the largest public organizations in the country. The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly delegation, who are on a visit to Uzbekistan, met with the leadership of the Association.
The NANNOUz Association, established in 2005 on the initiative of 150 public organizations of the country, consolidates the organizational and intellectual resources of non-governmental non-profit organizations for the implementation of the priority tasks of State and social construction, democratic reforms to form a free and open, strong civil society in the country.
As the Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Non-Governmental Non-Commercial Organizations of Uzbekistan Kamoliddin Ishankhojaev noted at the meeting, today more than 1100 non-governmental non-profit organizations are members of the Association.
The National Association of NANNOUz on a systematic basis organizes international, republican and regional conferences, seminars and forums to discuss the development of democratic institutions, legislation and civil society, develop proposals and recommendations for further improvement of the organizational and legal field of NGO activities.
Speaking about the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, the First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat Svetlana Smirnova emphasized that the establishment of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly also aims to form a wide communication platform for interaction between civil society institutions and government bodies, to unite people regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion for strengthening the harmony and unity of the peoples of Eurasia. Today, members of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly are representatives of non-governmental organizations from more than 50 countries.
The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is open for a broad dialogue with everyone who shares the ideas of strengthening friendship between peoples. Among the projects implemented by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, one of the leading projects is the “Days of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly” project, implemented in different countries.
The holding of the Days of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly contributes to the unification of the efforts of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the development of Eurasian integration processes, the approval of peacekeeping ideas, the expansion of international cultural, humanitarian and economic cooperation, the development of business partnerships, the establishment of new business contacts, the signing of agreements and the exchange of experience between representatives of the countries participating in the Days of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, expansion of the organization's peacekeeping mission. The Days of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly were successfully held in France, India, the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Serbia, Mongolia, and Azerbaijan.
Svetlana Smirnova shared the initiative to hold the Days of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in Uzbekistan, which are scheduled for this autumn, noting that Uzbekistan is of particular interest as a country where interethnic harmony is maintained, economic reforms are actively promoted and the historical and cultural traditions of the people are revered.
Following the working meeting, the parties expressed their intention to develop cooperation on a long-term basis, being convinced that it will create the widest opportunities for the development of both the National Association of Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organizations of Uzbekistan and the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.