Press Release

Joint Results Groups under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework discuss progress for 2021

30 November 2021

  • UN jointly with the Government of Turkmenistan completed a series of meetings to review the progress in the first year of implementation of the of UN-Turkmenistan Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2021-2025. 

The meetings were held between 24-30 November 2021 across five Joint UN-Government Results Groups (RGs):

  • RG 1. People-centered Governance and Rule of Law
  • RG 2. Sustainable economic diversification, competitive private and financial sectors, enhanced trade and promotion
  • RG 3. Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate change adaptation and increased resilience   
  • RG 4. Quality, inclusive affordable health and social protection services
  • RG 5. Quality, inclusive and affordable education and skilling systems

The members of each Joint Results Group representing the UN Agencies and line ministries that are part of the UNSDCF reported on the progress made in implementation of the Joint Work Plans (JWPs) for 2021. The challenges faced in the implementation of JWPs and issues to be considered for the future were also discussed.

During the meetings, the Joint Results Groups were introduced to the main findings of the Common Country Analysis of Turkmenistan prepared by the UN Country Team. The analysis assessed the country’s progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the potential risks that may hamper such progress in economic, social, environmental dimensions as well as in light of the principle of leaving no one behind

With regard to monitoring the implementation of the Cooperation Framework, the meetings revealed that some of the results indicators needed further clarifications in terms of formulation, definition and measurement methodologies.

The Results Groups agreed to finalize reporting on 2021 JWPs and develop Joint Work Plans for 2022.

Joint Results Groups under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework discuss progress for 2021

M.Eyeberdiyeva

Mahri Eyeberdiyeva

RCO
Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer

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
UNDSS
United Nations Department of Safety and Security
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
WHO
World Health Organization