Press Release

The UN and the Government of Turkmenistan set to start the implementation of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025

16 December 2020

  • UN and the Government of Turkmenistan convened the meeting of the Cooperation Framework Steering Committee to agree on the governance, implementation, funding and monitoring mechanisms of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025 (UNSDCF).

The meeting also summarized the key achievements under the UN Partnership Framework for development with Turkmenistan (UNPFD) in 2016-2020.

In their opening remarks, the Co-chairs of the Steering Committee, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan highlighted the successful implementation of the UNPFD 2016-2020 in Turkmenistan, having achieved tangible results across its all five results areas: Quality data and monitoring progress, Quality and inclusive social services, Environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, Employment, economic diversification and trade, and Governance and rule of law.

In the course of the meeting, a brief overview of the UNSDCF, as well as the its governance and implementation mechanisms, Funding Framework and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan were presented for the consideration of the Steering Committee members.

“I would like to note that the new Cooperation Framework between the UN and Turkmenistan has been highly appreciated within the UN system globally as one of the high quality documents, thus generating great interest from other UN offices”, noted Ms. Elena Panova, the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan.

The members of the Steering Committee reaffirmed their commitment and readiness to continuing close collaboration under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025 and approved the proposed Governance and implementation mechanisms, which among other things includes annual reviews of the progress of implementation of the Cooperation Framework by the Steering Committee.

As the next step, the Steering Committee has agreed to develop a Roadmap for the implementation of the UNSDCF 2021-2025, joint annual work plans across its five outcomes as well as financing strategy to support the implementation of the Cooperation Framework and the Agenda 2030 in Turkmenistan. 

The UN and the Government of Turkmenistan set to start the implementation of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025

Chary Nurmuhammedov

Chary Nurmuhammedov

RCO
Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader

UN entities involved in this initiative

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ILO
International Labour Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
ITC
International Trade Centre
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN ESCAP
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
UN-Habitat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNDRR
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
WHO
World Health Organization