Press Release

UN, Government reviews the progress of joint collaboration to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the global pandemic

26 October 2021

  • The UN - Government of Turkmenistan joint working group (JWG) on socio-economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Turkmenistan has held its sixth meeting to review the progress achieved in the implementation of the national Immediate Socio-Economic Response Plan to the acute infectious disease pandemic (SERP) in the 9 months of 2021. 

The participants also exchanged views on priority activities in the remaining part of 2021 as well as potential options of collaboration in this area beyond the completion of the SERP in December 2021.

The co-chairs of the five pillars of the Plan from the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN jointly reported on the main results achieved in 2021 as part of the implementation of the Socio-Economic Response Plan of Turkmenistan, as well as the proposed changes and adjustments to its table of activities.

“Let me reiterate that the UN in Turkmenistan will continue to support Turkmenistan in promoting sustainable recovery from the impact of the global pandemic, as well as in the implementation of the SDGs, both within the framework of the Plan and within the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025 years”, noted Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in his welcoming remarks.

Concluding the meeting, the participants agreed to further discuss the collaboration and the next steps beyond the SERP’s approved timeline and finalize the agreement through the official correspondence.  It was also agreed to prepare a comprehensive report along with the analysis of lessons learned on the results of implementation of the Plan by the end of 2021.

UN, Government reviews the progress of joint collaboration to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the global pandemic

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Mahri Eyeberdiyeva

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