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NEWS AND EVENTS
December 10, 2006
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED 2007 AS THE YEAR OF SOCIAL PROTECTION
Meeting, dedicated to 14th anniversary of Constitution of Uzbekistan, was held in Turkistan Palace. Representatives of science, culture and art, public members, as well as representatives of foreign embassies and organizations participated in the meeting.

Speaking at the meeting President Islam Karimov pointed out that Constitution includes avowed principles of democracy and freedom, it considers historical and national features of our nation.

2006 was the Year of Year of Charity and Medical workers, it provided an opportunity to implement consequent measures promote charity work, increase the reputation and status of those who donate money to charity, create legal basis for this process so that these unselfish and noble actions find their deserved place in our society.

Uzbek leader proposed to declare 2007 as the Year of Social Protection.

The suggestion of the head of the state was greeted with support at the grand celebrations of the 14th anniversary of the country?s constitution on the eve of the Constitution Day.

Earlier years in Uzbekistan were named as follows: Year of Charity and Medical workers (2006), Year of Health (2005), Year of Kindness and Mercy (2004), Year of Mahalla (2003), Year of interests of the elderly (2002), Year of mother and child (2001), Year of healthy generation (2000), Year of women (1999), Year of family (1998), Year of human interests (1997).


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