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Turkmenistan celebrates the International Child Protection Day

Young advocates for child rights - students of the International University for Humanities and Development in Turkmenistan - were in the spotlight on the first day of summer as they celebrated the International Child Protection Day together with UNICEF.  

Throughout various activities, around five hundred university students and professors highlighted the critical importance of promoting and protecting child rights and upholding to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In a large gathering on 1 June at the premises of the University, students shared their knowledge of child rights through the stories, posters, videos, sketch, quiz and exhibition. Prior to the big event, students organized a bake sale, the proceeds of which would go to children with disabilities.  

Students also shared their feedback on how to better promote child rights in Turkmenistan through a special feedback poster displayed at the University exhibition. The exhibition hosted the artistic and academic works of young talented students that reflected their aspirations on promoting rights of children, such as right to education, healthcare, and protection from violence and other rights.      

In addressing the students and professors with a dedicated speech on child brain development, UNICEF Representative in Turkmenistan Oyunsaikhan Dendevnorov as well as the Rector of the University called students to be active in promoting child rights and early childhood development.

“Young people have the power to educate themselves, their peers, parents and other caregivers on critical points of child’s development that has a lifelong impact. As future parents and responsible citizens and leaders, I call for your active promotion of early childhood development in Turkmenistan,” said Oyunsaikhan Dendevnorov.


For more information, please contact:

Ms. Gulyalek Soltanova

UNICEF Communication Officer

Tel: +99312 425682 (ext.318)

Fax: +99312 420830







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