World Children’s Day: Time to reflect on our achievements for children
On November 25, 2022, UNICEF and the Office of Ombudsperson of Turkmenistan organized a joint conference on “International Cooperation on Protection of Children’s Rights in Turkmenistan”. The event was dedicated to the World Children’s Day and provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress and highlight achievements of Turkmenistan in protection and implementation of children’s rights.
The conference was attended by members of the Parliament of Turkmenistan, representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, ministries and departments, public organizations, and the mass media.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the main achievements in child rights, as well as to share the Progress on SDGs for every child and seek partners’ ideas for joint collaboration in this important area.
“Children need our support in all the areas of their development, from actions in climate change, education and mental health, to ending discrimination and inequality”, UNICEF Representative in Turkmenistan, Mohammad Fayyazi said in his opening speech, adding that, “we need to create a space, where children and young people could speak up on the issues that matter to their generation and could freely share their ideas to create a better future.”
The Conference served as a platform for partners of UNICEF and the Government of Turkmenistan, to share their views and generate ideas on the ways of joining the forces towards further enhancement of child rights observance in the country.
On this World Children’s Day, UNICEF calls for strengthening cooperation, establishing new partnerships, and amplifying joint efforts in achieving the common goal of creating a more equal, inclusive and enabling environment for the children of Turkmenistan to learn, thrive and develop.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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