Strengthened alliances for child rights
UNICEF builds alliances with stakeholders to help realize the potential of every child in Turkmenistan
UNICEF is increasingly putting a stronger emphasis on partnership efforts in its work with the Government of Turkmenistan and beyond. We advocate to increase public investments in child well-being programmes in the areas of health and nutrition, education, including early childhood development, social protection of vulnerable families and climate change.
Turkmenistan was classified as an upper middle-income country by the World Bank in 2015.
Economic growth is fundamentally important for children and women rights’ realization, but it does not automatically result in equity for all.
UNICEF and other international partners identified the vulnerable groups of children and women experiencing inequality and being hidden behind the national averages, as well as the barriers and bottlenecks that prevent them from enjoying their rights and reaching their full potential. Moreover, regional disparities exist and may create additional barriers to children and women to realize their rights. It shows that it is critically important to identify and adequately support vulnerable groups by building strong partnerships. Equity and inclusion of all should be the main guiding principles of all national policies and programmes advancing the rights of children and women.
UNICEF supports the Government to mobilize catalytic funds for critical programme areas. Thus, we work together to reinforce national capacities in public finance management for children and strategic planning to support implementation of the recommendation of the Committee on Rights of the Child related to budget analysis and allocations for children and support the capacities of the Ministry of Finance and Economy and sector ministries in public finance management and outcome-based budget formulation.
UNICEF will continue its advocacy and building alliances for creating inclusive environment for children with disabilities and their families through strengthening services, policies, legislation and promoting non-discriminatory and stigma-free spaces.
To reduce urban-rural and geographic disparities, UNICEF will actively streamline its efforts to ‘leaving no one behind principle' of the 2030 agenda targeting the most vulnerable children across the country.