Press Release

UN, Development Partners discuss joining forces in support of Turkmenistan’s development priorities

03 December 2021

  • UN and development partners held their regular meeting to share achievements and agree on joint steps in supporting the Government of Turkmenistan.

Opening the meeting, Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, expressed his gratitude to representatives of the Development Partners in providing coherent support in strengthening the national systems to respond to and address the ongoing socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He noted: “I would like to stress that most of the UN and Development Partners’ programs of support to the country pursue similar goals for a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient Turkmenistan”.

The Co-Chairs of five Results Groups formed under UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 from the UN presented the main achievements of 2021 in the following five domains:

1. People-centered Governance and Rule of Law

2. Sustainable economic diversification, competitive private and financial sectors, enhanced trade and investment promotion

3. Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate change adaptation and increased resilience  

4. Quality, inclusive affordable health and social protection services

5. Quality, inclusive and affordable education and skilling systems

The Development partners reviewed the potential areas of partnerships and agreed on the mechanisms of coordination of the partnership. All participants confirmed that the coordination platform proved to be efficient for sharing information, experiences, and views to ensure coherence in joint approaches to address the development challenges of Turkmenistan.

UN, Development Partners discuss joining forces in support of Turkmenistan’s development priorities

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
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
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
WHO
World Health Organization