Press Release

Discussing the joint cooperation in the area of human rights with the Office of the Ombudsperson

20 July 2022

  • The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan jointly with the UN Country Team, held a round table meeting with the Ombudsperson of Turkmenistan at the UN building.

Within the framework of this meeting, UN agencies, including UNICEF, UNDP, OHCHR Regional Office for Central Asia, the UN Office on Drugs, UNFPA discussed issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation by the Office of the Ombudsperson in the promotion and protection of human rights in Turkmenistan.

The Country Team has been assisting the capacity building of the Ombudsperson and her Office since the establishment of this institute in 2017.

“The UN and the Government of Turkmenistan have a long history of cooperation in the field of human rights. I am pleased to note that the Office of Ombudsperson as a newly established human rights institution, receives great capacity building support from the UN system in Turkmenistan,” noted Mr. Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan.

Ms. Yazdursun Kurbannazarova, the Ombudsperson of Turkmenistan, highly appreciated the partnership with the UN agencies on human rights issues and assured of strengthening and expanding the cooperation in studying the process of accreditation of the Office in the Global Alliance of National Institutions for the Protection of Human Rights (GANRI), promotion and protection of the rights of children and youth and women, as well as preventive measures in the fight against corruption and raising awareness of the population about human rights in general.

UN agencies will continue supporting the Ombudsperson’s Office to ensure its compliance with the Paris Principles.

Yelena Butova

National Programme Officer

UN entities involved in this initiative

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Goals we are supporting through this initiative