A seminar on the study of international experience for the integration of educational courses on human rights in the curriculum of higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan was held in Ashgabat by UNDP and the Working Group on the development of educational programs on human rights.
Representatives of the Supreme Court, the Ministries of Adalat, Education, Internal Affairs, Prosecutor's Offices, the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan, the Magtymguly Turkmen State University, the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the International University for Humanities and Development, the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Institute of Education and the Ashgabat Bar Association were invited as participants in the seminar.
The seminar was moderated by Aygul Kulnazarova, an international expert on human rights education, who, following the event, will provide recommendations for the introduction of human rights courses in undergraduate and graduate programs in Turkmenistan.
Participants also discussed the feasibility of introducing gender equality courses into new human rights education programs.
The introduction of new courses will contribute to the professional development of students on human rights issues, contributing to the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan for 2021-2025.
The seminar was organized within the framework of the UNDP project “Providing assistance in the implementation of the National Action Plan of Turkmenistan in the field of human rights for 2021-2025”, implemented jointly with the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan.
Let us remind that the National Human Rights Action Plan for 2021-2025 was adopted by the Government of the country in April 2021 and is aimed at strengthening the national system for ensuring and protecting human rights and freedoms in Turkmenistan, fulfilling the country's international obligations in this area, as well as expanding the humanitarian cooperation with international organizations.