UNICEF is the global leader promoting and protecting children’s rights in 190 countries, including Turkmenistan.
All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world
UNICEF helps build a world where the rights of every child are fully realized. It is our conviction that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.
UNICEF was created in 1946 to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. It has global authority to influence decision-makers, and a wide variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
Who we are
Since 1994, UNICEF’s Office in Turkmenistan has been working with the Government to fulfil its obligation in realization of child rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Under the UNICEF Country Programme for 2016–2020, UNICEF supports the Government of Turkmenistan to accelerate the universal realization of child rights by aligning legal frameworks, policies and practices for children with international standards. Central to this effort is protection of the rights of young children and children with disabilities to survive and develop.
UNICEF works across sectors of health, education and social protection. We work on cross sectoral issues of early childhood development, climate change, children with disabilities and child participation.