The Human Rights Development Forum “China-Central Asia 2024”, organized by the China Foundation for Human Rights Development, with the support of China Studies Centre (Kazakhstan), was held on May 29, 2024 in Astana.


The main theme of this forum is “Building a united Chinese-Central Asian community of destiny: a new vision for the development of human rights,” government officials, representatives of think tanks and scientists, youth representatives from China and Central Asian countries, as well as leaders of human rights institutions, public organizations, enterprises and the media discussed issues of general development and protection of human rights, mutual understanding of civilizations and progress in the field of human rights, active participation of youth in the development of human rights.


The Forum was opened by Zuo Feng, Vice President and Secretary General of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development; Zhang Xiao, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kazakhstan; Tillabaev Mirzatillo , First Deputy Director of the National Center of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights and Gulnar Shaimergenova, Director of China Studies Centre (Kazakhstan).



The Forum was attended by representatives of the Institute of International Law of the Academy of Social Sciences of the People’s Republic of China, the Research Institute of Geopolitics and Strategy of Kyrgyzstan, experts in the field of human rights protection of Tajikistan, representatives of the Institute of State and Law at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, experts from the Institute of Human Rights Research of the Chinese University of Politics and rights, representatives of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan and many other participants.


Founded in August 1994, the China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CHRDF) today promotes human rights, it is a member of the Joint Mechanism for Meetings on China’s National Human Rights Action Plans, and has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).



The Foundation is engaged in the dissemination of human rights knowledge, education and training, and research aimed at raising awareness of the public at large about the respect and protection of human rights; plans and implements human rights projects aimed at strengthening the protection of the rights of the population; Conducts dialogues and exchanges with civil society in various countries, participates in the work of the UN and other multilateral human rights mechanisms to present the situation of human rights development in China to the world and promote the improvement of global human rights governance.


During the Forum, each participant made a significant contribution to insightful discussions regarding the overall development and protection of human rights. Under the guidance of experts and opinion leaders present at the event, complex aspects of the problems were explored, and cooperation strategies between China and Central Asian countries in this area were developed.



Participants delved deeply into the analysis of the most pressing issues and held constructive dialogue, contributing to the formation of new paths of development and strengthening partnerships on the important issue of protecting human rights.