The first meeting of TURKPA Commission on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Issues was held on 24-25 November 2011 in Astana. The report and proposals on the Bilge Korkyt programme and the new stage of social, cultural and humanitarian relations of Turkic-speaking nations was disscussed at the meeting.
Members of the parliaments of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey and staff members of TURKPA Secretariat participated in the meeting headed by Dr. Garifolla Yessim, Chairman of the Commission, Senator of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The documents were presented to disscussion as basic documents serving for approximation of cultural, social and humanitarian legislation of Turkic-speaking countries. Proposals, after their approval by the Commission, was presented for adoption at the III plenary session of TURKPA held in Bishkek in 2012. Then these documents were sent to the parliaments of memberstates, as recommendations, with the view of drafting new legislation in this field.