The Interdepartmental Commission is an effective mechanism for monitoring of observance of human rights in Turkmenistan

On April 16, 2022, a regular meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on the implementation of Turkmenistan's international obligations in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

At the outset Chairman of the Interdepartmental Commission, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Mr. Rashid Meredov highlighted the important steps taken recently by the Government of Turkmenistan in human dimension.

Commission also considered reports on the activities implemented in 2021 and set the priority areas for 2022. The participants provided detailed information on the work done, including the results of cooperation with international organizations to strengthen the legal framework for cooperation.

The Work Plan of the Commission for 2022 was considered and the main tasks of its further implementation were discussed. It was noted that the events planned for the current year are aimed at promoting the humane principles embedded in the activities of the state to strengthen the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

In addition, the participants also considered priority areas for cooperation between state structures and public organizations of the country with international partners.

During the speeches, it was emphasized that the Interdepartmental Commission pays special attention to raising the level of legal knowledge of the population, expanding citizens' access to relevant information, in particular through thematic publications in the media.