Press Release

Turkmenistan initiates Comprehensive National Review Bejing+25

12 April 2019

12 April 2019

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – The achievements and challenges in realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls under the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) were the subjects discussed at the meeting of the Working Group of the Interagency Commission on implementation of Turkmenistan’s international obligations in the field of human rights and humanitarian law together with the UN agencies on 10 April 2019 in the UN Building.

As the global community marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and five years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, the moment is right to achieve irreversible and measurable progress towards this universal commitment to all women and girls, everywhere.  

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action all States were called upon to undertake comprehensive national-level reviews of the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Following up on the call, Turkmenistan has actively started the national process for developing the comprehensive review by involving all branches and levels of government, public organizations and the entities of the United Nations system.

The comprehensive national-level review will assess progress made in implementation and identify challenges encountered.  It will take stock of achievements, identify gaps and setbacks, and outline strategies for addressing those gaps and challenges. Also, the review will result in renewed commitment and clear sets of priority actions, with timelines, actors and resources for their implementation.  It is important to note, that the review is a great tool to align and build synergies with work on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and galvanize its gender-responsive implementation. 

As per the global calendar, the national comprehensive reviews will be submitted by the Governments to the United Nations in May 2019 followed by regional reviews and consultations, consultative meetings at national and regional levels and presentations at the high-profile global events - 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2020 and High-level meeting of the General Assembly on Beijing+25 in September 2020.

“There is a solid understanding about the importance of the comprehensive national review in supporting women empowerment and at the same time a great interest in informing the global community about the progress Turkmenistan has made towards attaining the targets under the Beijing Platform of Actions”, said Shemshat Atadjanova, Head of Democracy and International Relations Unit of the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan.




For additional information, please contact:

Dovran Yamatov, Population Dynamics and Gender Equality NPO


Tel: +993 12 488325