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Turkmenistan proceeds with the development of a National Plan of Action for children

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 14 May 2014 –Members of the working group of Turkmenistan’s Interministerial Commission on Implementation of the International Obligations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law had a two-day meeting to develop a draft National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) to fulfil and protect the rights and secure the wellbeing of Turkmenistan’s children.

Preparation, adoption and implementation of the NPAC is one of the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child made to Turkmenistan under concluding observations in 2006. By developing and implementing the NPAC, Turkmenistan will make another stride in fulfilling the commitments under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the “World Fit for Children” Declaration.

During the meeting organized by the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights and UNICEF and facilitated by an expert from the British Coram Children’s Legal Centre, the participants discussed general measures of the CRC implementation and child rights governance with focus on vulnerable children, child rights monitoring, ways to strengthen national systems in child rights realisation and building awareness and capacity.

Policy makers envision the NPAC to complement the National Human Rights Plan of Action, which is being developed in line with major human rights conventions and treaties that Turkmenistan has ratified. The draft NPAC will be further discussed in a participatory way involving various stakeholders, children, civil society, academia, media and general public.


For more information please contact:

Mr. Shohrat Orazov

UNICEF Social Protection Specialist  


Ms. Gulyalek Soltanova

UNICEF Communication Officer

Tel: 99312 425682, Fax: 99312 420830





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