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04 October, 2018

Turkmenistan, UN mull implementation of covenant on economic rights

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By Huseyn Hasanov

As part of the 46th Session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Geneva hosted discussions of Turkmenistan’s report on implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message, reports Trend.az.

The Turkmen delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Vepa Khajiyev.

As part of the dialogue, the participants touched upon issues of equal rights for men and women, protection of the family and children, including ensuring the rights to work, fair and favorable working conditions, to social security, physical and mental health, education, as well as cultural rights.

The committee gave positive assessment of the quality of the main and additional materials prepared by the Turkmen side and readiness to discuss the diverse issues raised by the international covenant.

The committee will prepare its concluding remarks with recommendations, which will be sent to the Turkmen side.

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