Today, on the 24th of March 2021, the meeting of the Inter-departmental Commission on the Implementation of International Obligations of Turkmenistan in the area of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in hybrid format.  The representatives of international organizations participated to the event. 

The heads and representatives of relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, country and regional representatives of the UN structures, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) and UNICEF participated to the session and gave speeches.  The representatives of the OSCE and ICRC also made statements at the event.   

During the session, the review of the work of the Inter-departmental Commission in light of further enhancement of the humanitarian policy of Turkmenistan was done.  It was stated that the leadership of Turkmenistan highly appraises the collaboration with the international organizations and aims to expand partnership in this direction.  

The drafts of the National Action Plan in the area of Human Rights in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 and the Plan of Events on the Implementation of the International Humanitarian Law for 2021-2023 were considered during the session.  The issues of strengthening international legal basis of Turkmenistan with the UNESCO and OSCE were discussed, as well as the enhancement of the legal foundation of the juvenile justice in Turkmenistan.