Expert opinion to support the preparation of the Common Core Document of Turkmenistan

10 Dec 2015 by Nazik Myradova

Francesca Del Mese / UNDP Turkmenistan
Francesca Del Mese is the consultant for UNDP’s project of support “Development of legal capacity and institutional mechanisms” implemented since 2015. Ms. Del Mese is an international barrister with 17 years of post qualification experience, specializing in capacity building national human rights institutions and ensuring compliance with the UN treaty monitoring mechanisms. UNDP: What is the Common Core Document and why is it important for Turkmenistan? Ms. Del Mese: At the international level, there are a number of UN Committees that monitor implementation of UN human rights treaties. Each UN Convention / treaty has a Committee attached to it, for example, the Committee for the Convention on the Prevention of Torture, which is made up of experts who specialize in the subject matter of the treaty. Each country that is a signatory to that Convention should report to that Committee periodically, normally every four years. This is known as the ‘reporting cycle’. Countries are obliged to write individual reports for each of the Committees, which go into depth about how the Country is implementing the specific articles of the treaty. The Common Core Document is a general report that Turkmenistan will submit to all the Committees, as it talks about the geographical, political, … Read more

Expert opinion on energy saving technologies and practices in Turkmenistan

08 Dec 2015 by Nazik Myradova

Irina Terekhova, International Consultant / UNDP Turkmenistan
The fossil fuels burned by people for various needs contribute to the environmental degradation of our planet. The housing sector consumes 30-40% of total number of energy resources. Moreover, this figure is almost unchanged in most developed countries. Therefore, the importance of reducing energy consumption in the residential sector is obvious. Energy-saving measures may vary depending on the degree of efficiency and cost. Many of them are implemented in the pilot projects of UNDP. … Read more

Expert opinion on UNDP’s “Social Inclusion through Leadership Skills for Disabled Women in Turkmenistan”

07 Dec 2015 by Nazik Myradova

Photo: UNDP/Turkmenistan
On average, 10% of the population of the world has some form of disability. But how many persons with disabilities do you see on the streets? Social exclusion, low educational attainment, unemployment, low self-esteem and limited opportunities to participate in political and social life are frequent parts of persons with disabilities’ daily experience. A very low number of persons with disabilities are employed or attend universities. The stereotyping of and prejudice against them are still widespread and their families experience social stigma so that many persons with disabilities have to stay at home. In society, there is a genuine and widespread lack of understanding that most persons with disabilities could in fact function effectively at work, school, and with society, if given adequate support. … Read more

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