UNICEF and ISLD consult the Velayats in preparation of the new National Action Plan on Child Rights
06 December 2022
- UNICEF together with the Institute of State, Law and Democracy (ISLD) completed the round of consultations in all velayats to develop the next National Action Plan on Child Rights (NAPCR) for 2023-2028. ISLD played a leading role in the consultations given its mandate as Secretariat for the Inter-Ministerial Commission on Ensuring Turkmenistan’s Compliance with International Obligations on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.
The new NAPCR builds on a comprehensive evaluation of the current National Action Plan on Child Rights 2018-2022 and discussions with multiple partners and entities about its implementation including accomplishments, lessons learned and priorities.
After the completion of the first National Action Plan in 2022, the development of the second National Action Plan for 2023-2028 reconfirms the high commitment of the Government in ensuring the sustainability of the results achieved for children and their further expansion. The Plan is critical to achieving the SDGs, as children's rights and the SDGs mutually reinforce one another: children's rights cannot be realized without the successful implementation of the SDGs, and vice versa.
The draft of the new NAPCR was first presented to the members of the Inter-Ministerial Commission on Ensuring Turkmenistan’s Compliance with International Obligations on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, followed by consultations in all velayats with deputy-hakims, representatives of Rehabilitation centers, orphanages, Commissions on Minors, police, social workers, Women’s Union, and Youth Organization.
The new National Action Plan is expected to be approved by the Government in 2023 and will capture the emerging socio-economic context and relevant priorities that have a direct positive impact on the wellbeing of all children in Turkmenistan.