Ashgabat, 4 July 2011 – UNDP Turkmenistan has recently translated from English into Russian and released a reference guide for parliamentarians titled “Parliamentary Institutions: Basic Concepts”. This publication features basic information on parliamentary models, relations between the executive and legislative powers, parliaments’ law-making, oversight and representative functions, parliamentary rules and procedures, the work of parliamentary committees as well as recent trends and developments in legislative research.
“In many countries of the world, parliaments are important representative bodies, playing a key role in socio-economic development and public and political life of the country. Recognition of the role of parliaments in countries’ political systems grew gradually and at the moment parliaments in most of the countries have an important role in democratic development and in ensuring the supremacy of law,” said Lenni Montiel, UNDP Resident Representative in Turkmenistan, in the foreword of the publication.
“Parliamentary Institutions: Basic Concepts” will serve as a reference material for the members of Turkmenistan’s Mejlis (Parliament) as well as wider group of readers interested in the work and daily functions of the parliaments.
This document was published within the framework of the “Parliamentary Development Support Programme” implemented by the Mejlis of Turkmenistan jointly with the UNDP Country Office in Turkmenistan.
[UNDP Turkmenistan press release]