Delegation of Turkmenistan took part in regional seminar The Role of Woman and Youth in Prevention of Conflicts in the Central Asia. The meeting, where our country was represented by parliamentarians and members of Women Union, was held in Almaty on June 19 � 20.
The seminar was aimed at activation of woman and youth role in peace-making processes in the Central Asia. Subjects of preventative diplomacy as well as formats of cooperation with governmental structures and community were in the centre of the participants' attention.
Representatives of the UN Central Asia Regional Centre for Preventative Diplomacy, Regional Office of the UNFPA in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia, multi-country department of the UN Women in the Central Asia, the SCO as well as deputies of national parliaments, specialists of scientific and research centres, independent experts from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took part in the discussion. Multilateral format allowed reviewing different mechanisms of support of national initiatives by international and regional organizations related to prevention of crisis situations in the Central Asia and share the experience in the context of range of problems.
Turkmenistan delegation presented detailed information on the situation of women in the country, their participation in harmonization of social life, upbringing of growing generation in the spirit of peace-loving and good neighbourhood, in realization of the policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov The State for Human!
It was highlighted that active role of woman in modern Turkmen society is the result of dynamic development of democratic processes. Today, Turkmen women are wide represented in all spheres of economy, politics and culture. Active civic position and commitment allow them combining family issues, professional activity and participation in public life.
The Law of State Guarantees of Provision of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, National Action Plan on gender equality for 2015- 2020 were adopted to support women in Turkmenistan. Besides, versatile support of women is reflected in all programmes of social and economic development of the country.
The members of Turkmen delegation noted that appointment of Turkmenistan to the Executive Council of the UN structure on gender equality and expansion of rights and opportunities of women in 2016 � 2018 as well as to the Commission on Women Status in 2018 � 2022 is a proof of commitment of Turkmenistan to gender equality and close cooperation with the UN in this direction.
It was highlighted that social association carries out committed work for activation of women role in the processes of taking of political decisions. International cooperation is an important direction of work of Women Union of Turkmenistan.
The participants of the meeting were unanimous in the opinion that peace-making mission of women is an important tool of preventative diplomacy. In this regard, the confidence that having consolidated the efforts, the women will aim their creative potential to achievement of sustainable development in the region, was expressed.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper