On the International Children’s Day, results of the second year of the four-year campaign “The first 1000 days of a child’s life is the basis of a happy future” launched by UNICEF and the Government of Turkmenistan in 2017 were summed up in Ashgabat.
This campaign aims to promote positive parenting skills in raising children and the importance of early child development. Indeed, according to research, in the first few years of life, a child’s brain works twice as actively as an adult’s brain, forming its skills and abilities.
– We need to devote time to our children – time to take care of, joint activities. That is why the UN calls on governments and organizations to invest in policies that allow working parents to find time for families. In this regard, UNICEF, together with partners, launched a new global campaign to promote parental “upbringing”.
In Turkmenistan, maternal and child health is the priority of the state. In this area, the country has achieved great results. The health and well-being of children and adolescents are essential for achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals.
The campaign “The first 1000 days of a child’s life is the basis of a happy future” is among exemplary ones, which, in addition to other things, is also aimed at developing the rights of a child. In this regard, it should be noted that Turkmenistan is committed to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The National Action Plan for the implementation of the rights of the child, adopted last June, is also being actively implemented.
Brain-ring that was held among students of higher educational students of Turkmenistan was devoted to this international legal document, as well as to the rights of the child in various countries. Participants were asked on issues related to law, history and social policy.
Students of the Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan won the intellectual battle.