On October 11, UNICEF, together with the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, began three-day consultations on the development of a new National Action Plan (NAP) on the rights of the child for 2023-2028.
The new plan is being prepared based on the national priorities established in the Program of the President of Turkmenistan for the socio-economic development of the country for 2022-2028, as well as on the basis of key recommendations and best practices learned from the evaluation of the previous National Action Plan.
As UNICEF Deputy Representative in Turkmenistan Alexandru Nartea noted, «This is the second Turkmenistan Plan for the Rights of the Child, which demonstrates the highest level of government commitment to children, and will expand and deepen intersectoral and multilateral cooperation on the child-related Sustainable Development Goals and commitments arising from the Convention on rights of the child».
The consultations are intended to contribute to the development of the goals and objectives of the new National Action Plan, the implementation of which will require the efforts and contributions of all partners. The structure and content of the new plan are being discussed by members of the Interdepartmental Commission on Ensuring Turkmenistan’s Compliance with International Obligations in the Field of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, which includes representatives of 22 ministries and government agencies. This is in line with the longstanding practice of UNICEF, which has partnered with numerous government ministries and agencies, as well as many civil society and civil society organizations to support the well-being of children in Turkmenistan.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper