The UNICEF Executive Board has endorsed Turkmenistan’s Country Programme Document for 2021-2025 in its second regular session this year taking place virtually from 8 to 11 September 2020.
UNICEF’s sixth programme of cooperation with Turkmenistan will aim at supporting the Government in meeting its commitments to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of children, as stipulated by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and further reaffirmed in the National Plan of Action on the Realization of the Rights of the Child. With an indicative five-year budget of about 7,5 million USD, the new country programme aims to achieve outcomes in four areas, namely governance for children; child health, nutrition and early development; social and child protection; and quality inclusive education.
Ms. Aksoltan Atayeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations in New York expressed Turkmenistan’s support for the new country programme of cooperation. In her statement Ms. Atayeva briefed Executive Board members on the country’s commitment to child rights and the fruitful partnership of the Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF in achieving results for children in the areas of health, education and early childhood development, protection and climate change.