Mock session helps Turkmenistan delegation prepare for the CEDAW constructive dialogue

28 June 2018

CEDAW Mock session was organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund to prepare the Turkmenistan delegation for the Constructive Dialogue with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.  The Constructive Dialogue on implementation of the recommendations on implementation of the CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, will be held on 10 July 2018.


The Mock session was organized in the form of a real time dry-run to help the delegation to present its report, and successfully engage in the Constructive Dialogue with the Committee. The Mock session aimed at preparing the delegation to optimise this unique opportunity to revisit the gains and gaps in the implementation of the CEDAW, while analysing the achievements and the future objectives through a multi-sectoral consultation.  The session also served to contribute to closing the gender gaps in Turkmenistan, while implementing the CEDAW highest standards, the existing Sustainable Development Goals on gender and the National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan for 2015-2020.


“I feel that the mock session went very well,” said Ms. Christina Zampas, UNFPA Gender Consultant.  “It followed the procedures that CEDAW follows for their interactive dialogue with States Parties and the process by which they pose questions and respond to answers by the State.   It was very interactive and hope it served well to prepare the delegation for the interactive dialogue with the CEDAW Committee at the UN in Geneva”.



For additional information, please contact:

Bayramgul Garabayeva, UNFPA Assistant Representative

Dovran Yamatov, UNFPA Programme Associate on Gender equality

Tel: 488325