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The UN – Turkmenistan cooperation on national statistical capacity building and reporting on implementation of SDGs discussed

17 September 2021

  • The UN in Turkmenistan and the Government of Turkmenistan convened an online meeting to review the status of data availability and reporting on implementation of national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Socio-economic Response Plan to global pandemic and the Sustainable Cooperation Framework 2021-2025. 

The participants also discussed the prospects of further enhancing cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN in the area of statistical capacity building, including the launch of Global assessment of national statistical systems with technical support of a team of experts led by UNECE.

The launch of the Mid-term national SDG review in October 2021 and the preparation of the 2nd Voluntary National Review in 2022 have also been discussed with specific focus on coordination arrangements and timelines of both activities.

“We continue to strengthen our cooperation with the Government of Turkmenistan in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and specifically in the area of statistics and data availability for better planning of our joint programmes with the Government”, noted by Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan.

Closing the meeting, Mr. Vepa Hajiyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan noted the importance of the joint work and confirmed the readiness to continue and further enhance collaboration in this area.

The UN – Turkmenistan cooperation on national statistical capacity building and reporting on implementation of SDGs discussed

M.Eyeberdiyeva

Mahri Eyeberdiyeva

RCO
Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer

UN entities involved in this initiative

APDIM – UN ESCAP
Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management
IOM
International Organization for Migration
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
WHO
World Health Organization