Development of the Monitoring System for the National Human Rights Action Plans

Dec 6, 2017

Ashgabat, December 1, 2017: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), together with the Working Group of the Interdepartmental Commission on Human Rights, held a seminar on the development of a monitoring and evaluation system for the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plans of Turkmenistan (NHRAP). The seminar was carried out as part of a joint UNDP project with the National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan. The seminar was titled "Assisting in the implementation of the National Action Plan for Human Rights for 2016-2020".

Participants in the meeting discussed the process of monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the activities of the NHRAP, determined its advantages and disadvantages, and also considered how well the organization functions, which includes its procedures and the role of NHRHAP generally. As noted by the international expert of UNDP, Mr. Sinisa Milatovic: "The existence of an effective monitoring system enables the responsible ministries and departments to monitor progress in achieving the expected results in the field of human rights. The proposed human rights monitoring system will also contribute to the implementation and monitoring of relevant goals, targets and indicators for sustainable development adopted by Turkmenistan in 2016, in particular Objective 16 on rule of law and governance issues".

In the second half of the workshop, special attention was paid to the institutional structure of the monitoring system and the reporting format for collecting information on the implementation of the NHRAP. The issues of the Ombudsman's participation in conducting an independent evaluation of the implementation of the NHRAP were also discussed.

UNDP in Turkmenistan supports the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plans 2016-2020 through the improvement of mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights. 

Contact information

Yelena Butova

Project Manager

Email: yelena.butova@undp.org

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