Kyrgyz government officials, the Kyrgyz Ombudsman's Office, and human rights organizations took part in the conference's work.
Kyrgyz Ombudsman Tursunbek Akun told RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service that while there have been some improvements in Kyrgyzstan regarding respect for human rights, problems still remain.
He noted the current issue with Kyrgyz authorities halting RFE/RL radio and television broadcasts and BBC radio broadcasts. Akun said those broadcasts should be returned to the air as soon as possible.
NGOs and various media outlets -- including RFE/RL -- received awards from the Kyrgyz Ombudsman's Office for their contributions to the protection of human rights in Kyrgyzstan.