The Office runs a variety of activities that serve as effective platforms for an open political discussion among government officials, civil society, religious communities and media representatives. These efforts are aimed at engaging Tajikistan’s society to work together and find solutions for pressing social issues. As part of this, the Office supports the Social Partnership Club under the Public Council of Tajikistan, a regular meeting point to discuss issues such as the ageing of society and social security; religious extremism; economic development in times of globalization; information security; and human rights. Other topics include the role of civil society; election reform; the switchover to digital broadcasting; and strategies to improve opportunities for the political participation of women.
This dialogue takes place in the capital Dushanbe as well as in more remote locations, such as Tursunzade, Vakhdat, Kurgan-Tyube, Garm, Kulyab, Khorog and Khujand. The Office’s regional offices also regularly organize meetings of all local political parties to promote political debate at the district and lower levels. In Dushanbe, the Office works closely with all eight registered political parties and regularly conducts consultations at working- and senior officials level.
On the international level, the Office aims at strengthening Tajikistan’s engagement with the wider OSCE community by facilitating the participation of Tajik parliamentarians in meetings of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, seminars and election observation missions.