Press Release

The Regional Office for Central Asia of the UN Human Rights Office jointly with UNDP supports in the Ombudsperson`s Office Capacity Assessment

26 July 2022

  • Preliminary Virtual Visit of a five-stage Capacity Assessment exercise of the Ombudsperson’s Office in Turkmenistan was delivered in a hybrid format. Findings of the Capacity Assessment in Turkmenistan will serveas a base for the development of the Strategic Plan of the Ombudsperson`s Office in Turkmenistan.

The Capacity Assessment is carried out by a special team formed of the experts from the UNDP Regional Office, the  Regional Office for Central Asia of the UN Human Rights Office, the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, and the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) within the Tripartite Partnership.

At the Preliminary virtual visit special team conducted briefing sessions on the Methodology, Concept Note and expected results to the representatives from  the Mejlis Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Adalat of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, State Migration Office of Turkmenistan, Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, local municipalities of Ashgabat city, Bar Associations of Ashgabat city and Akhal velayat, and civil society organizations of Turkmenistan.

It is planned that the special team for the Capacity Assessment of Ombudsperson`s Office in Turkmenistan will visit the country in October 2022 to meet with representatives from line ministries, agencies and civil society 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 to strengthen its capacity 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 jointly with UNDP supports in the Ombudsperson`s Office Capacity Assessment

Jahan Saparmamedova

Jahan Saparmamedova

UNDP
Communication Associate

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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