UNDP and the Working Group of the Interdepartmental Commission discussed the updates to the National Human Rights Action Plan in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025
July 5, 2022
Ashgabat, July 1, 2022: UNDP and the Government of Turkmenistan conducted the roundtable – Updates to the National Human Rights Action Plan in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025.
The roundtable is organized in the framework of the three-year UNDP project: "Assistance in the Implementation of the National Action Plan of Turkmenistan in the area of human rights for 2021-2025" implemented jointly with the Institute of State, Law, and Democracy of Turkmenistan.
The roundtable gathered all members of the Working Group of the Interdepartmental Commission on the implementation of international obligations of Turkmenistan in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law (Interdepartmental Commission). The Working Group discussed suggestions and recommendations of the members of the Interdepartmental Commission for the new National Human Rights Action Plan in Turkmenistan for 2022-2028. As a result of the roundtable, participants prepared the draft of the National Human Rights Action Plan in Turkmenistan for 2022-2028 for the review of the Secretariat of the Interdepartmental Commission.
UNDP has been a long-term partner of the Government of Turkmenistan in development of National Human Rights Action Plans of Turkmenistan, the preparation of national reports to the UN human rights treaty bodies to contribute to the efforts of the country to comply with its international human rights obligations, as well as catalyze the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the country.
The NHRAP 2021-2025 adopted by the Government in April 2021 aims at strengthening the national system of provision and protection of human rights and liberties in Turkmenistan, implementation of the international obligations of the country in the given area, and the expansion of cooperation with the international organizations in the humanitarian sphere.
UNDP Turkmenistan provides support to the implementation of the NHRAP 2021-2025 in the framework of the project “Assistance in the realization National Action Plan of Turkmenistan in the Area of Human Rights for 2021-2025” jointly implemented with the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan. The project focuses on strengthening the national system of protection, promotion, and realization of human rights in Turkmenistan by harmonizing laws and practices in accordance with the country's international human rights obligations.
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