Press Release

The Regional Office for Central Asia of the UN Human Rights Office and UNDP launch the Ombudsperson`s Office Capacity Assessment

22 April 2022

  • The Regional Office for Central Asia of the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR ROCA) jointly with UNDP Turkmenistan held an introductory meeting in a hibrid mode to launch a five-stage exercise called the Capacity Assessment of the Ombudsperson’s Office in Turkmenistan.

The Capacity Assessment to be carried out within the framework of  the Tripartite Partnership with team of the UNDP Regional Office, OHCHR ROCA, the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, and the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF). Findings of the Capacity Assessment of the Ombudsperson`s Office in Turkmenistan will serve as a  base for the development of the Strategic Plan of the Ombudsperson`s Office in Turkmenistan.

At the introductory meeting participants discussed Action Plan, Methodology, and Concept Note of the Capacity Assessment by providing examples of the conducted Capacity Assessments of the National Human Rights Institutions in the region. It is planned that the special team will conduct the Capacity Assessment mission to Turkmenistan in October 2022 to meet with representatives of government agencies and public organizations in Ashgabat city and velayats of Turkmenistan.

The Capacity Assessment is designed to enable Ombudsperson`s Office in Turkmenistan to develop and implement capacity building strategies and actions that will strengthen its ability to promote and protect human rights in Turkmenistan in line with Paris Principles. In addition, conducting the Capacity Assessment of Ombudsperson`s Office in Turkmenistan and development of the Strategic Plan based on findings of the Capacity Assessment will have a positive impact on the process of considering the application of the Ombudsperson’s Office for accreditation in Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions in 2023.

Tripartite Partnership was signed among the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), UNDP, and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2011 to amplify the potential of National Human Right Institutions.

The Regional Office for Central Asia of the UN Human Rights Office and UNDP launch the Ombudsperson`s Office Capacity Assessment

Yelena Butova

OHCHR
National Programme Officer

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OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme

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