The Youth Advisory Council will be established in Turkmenistan

The Youth Advisory Council will be established in Turkmenistan

Participants of the forum devoted to the anniversary of adoption of the National Action Plan for the implementation of children’s rights in Turkmenistan for 2018-2022 discussed the establishment of the youth advisory council at public organizations of Turkmenistan.

Deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, representatives of ministries and departments as well as the youth and public organizations of the country took part in the discussion.

The establishment of the advisory council will facilitate the government with assistance of the UNICEF to create a mechanism for involvement of the growing generation in development, implementation and analysis of results of youth programs. The right to free expression of views on all issues connected with their interests and the right to an active participation in social, cultural, economic and public life are stipulated in the National action plan for the implementation of children’s rights and the Convention on the Child Rights.

Consequently, the advisory council will enable the youth to take an active part in implementation of the National action plan and make their proposals on each of its goals.

Young people can be a driving force in ensuring the development and promotion of peace and security. So, they can make their own contribution to the development of the new state program for the youth policy, “Youth 2030: The UN Youth Strategy” at the national level and take part in preparation of the national report of Turkmenistan for the Committee on the Rights of the Child by 2020.

The present agenda of the day paves wide opportunities for the youth to participate in the monitoring of activities to reach the SDGS. For this reason, in addition to young specialists of different public institutions and entrepreneurs, school children-activists, the advisory council will also include junior ambassadors for the SDGs, who already make their contribution to the work on the 2030 Agenda. Young people with disability will also become full-fledged members of the council.

Aýna Berdiyeva