Turkmenistan, UN to jointly promote rule of law
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 16 / Trend H. Hasanov /
According to a cooperation programme, Turkmenistan and the UN will jointly promote democracy and the rule of law, UN resident coordinator in Ashgabat Lenni Montiel's letter addressed to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at the end of the Mr Montiel's diplomatic mission.
"A relatively short period of my stay in the country was full of important events," Mr Montiel said. "First of all I remember the Framework Cooperation Programme covering the period till 2015 and signed between Turkmenistan and the UN agencies represented in your country.
"In this programme we made commitments to strengthen democracy and the rule of law, human development and to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, sustainable development and multi-faceted growth, as well as peace and security."
Mr Montiel said that he managed to promote the protection of human rights, including women, children and those with disabilities within international conventions of which Turkmenistan is a participant.
A prime example is the Information Centre for Human Rights opened under the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights in cooperation with the EU, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR).
"Your country's experience to provide stateless persons with Turkmen citizenship, in cooperation with the UNHCR is significant," the letter said.
Mr Montiel also welcomes Turkmenistan's decision to participate in the UN global summit in Rio de Janeiro in June this year. This is the evidence of the country's leadership to effectively participate in resolving the global problems that affect the sustainable development of countries.