Happy Childhood – the Wealth of the Country

9 September 2022
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In his Address to the children and people of independent neutral Turkmenistan on International Children’s Day, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasised, “To achieve the objectives of the Programme ‘The Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State: The National Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of Turkmenistan for 2022–2052’, the activities of educational institutions will be improved with the aim of raising healthy, diligent and patriotic generations, bringing up and training them, strengthening their physical and spiritual health and promoting early childhood development. Kindergartens and schools equipped in compliance with international standards will continue to be built.”

In this context, the protection of the rights of the child is the priority and crucial task of the state. The Basic Law, the provisions of which underlie all other legal acts, ensures the protection of the rights and interests of the child in our country. The Constitution proclaims the principles of the legal status of an individual and a citizen, that is, the fundamentals that ensure that the child enjoy all the rights. These principles determine the features of the status of the child and are applied to all, without exception, the rights of the child as an individual and citizen, not only set forth in the Constitution, but also enshrined in national laws. The constitutional provisions on the legal status of the child determine the main areas of the state policy for children.

Arslan MAMMEDOV,
a chief consultant at the Office of the Ombudsman of Turkmenistan. Photo: Sagit BATALOV
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