Press Release

Call to Action for Human Rights presented in Turkmenistan

21 July 2022

  • The United Nations Team in Turkmenistan with technical support of the UN Office for Human Rights held a round table dedicated to the UN Secretary General’s Call to Action for Human Rights for national stakeholders in UN Building.

The participants from various sectors including the national human rights institutions, Ministry of justice, Ministry of education, lawyers, academia and civil society were introduced to seven key areas for human rights action such as sustainable development, times of crisis, gender equality, civic space, future generations, collective action and new frontiers.

“When we take a human rights-based approach to development, the outcomes are more sus­tainable, powerful and effective. This is why human rights permeate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, stressed Ryszard Komenda, Regional Representative of OHCHR for Central Asia.

The international experts from OHCHR presented strategic interventions to actions of all seven areas. The Call to Action supports governments and civil society in expanding and protecting civic space, protecting public freedoms, and strengthening participation by civil society in national and UN processes.

The meeting served as a good platform for constructive dialogue between the Government and the civil society organization. Participants exchanged their views on strengthening the partnership with the government agencies in social development of the country.


In 2020, UN Secretary-General António Guterres  launched the Call to Action for Human Rights, it was issued prior to the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations as a response to contemporary challenges in the area of human rights.

Call to Action for Human Rights presented in Turkmenistan

Yelena Butova

National Programme Officer

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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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