Press Release

Building capacities of young diplomats in Turkmenistan

10 November 2022

  • Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) jointly with the Office of the Resident Coordinator with the support of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and UNCT organized the 8-days training for young diplomats and civil servants of Turkmenistan.

The training aimed to enable the learners to gain a better insight into UN structures as well as to understand how UN approaches various issues  primarily  to  negotiations and mediation, analysis,  human rights, development, public information, drafting UN documents among others.

The participants learnt the main concepts of preventive diplomacy, conflict management and peacemaking in the international context; the situation analysis and conflict assessment, multilateral negotiations in the UN context, mediation, diplomatic etiquette, protocol and other. The thematic sessions on the Sustainable Development Goals, Economic analysis lens: synergies and trade-offs between SDGs, Public affairs, human rights and other were delivered by UN Agencies in Turkmenistan.  

The training was designed to provide an opportunity to learners from different ministries and Government agencies to ask questions, interact in a learning setting, while simultaneously nurturing better understanding how the UN works and what is behind many of its key concepts and way of working.

“This initiative directly responds to the growing need to increase the capacity of young people in meaningfully contribute to peace and security processes on the national and regional levels as the young diplomats would be expected to play increasingly prominent roles, noted Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan.


Mahri Eyeberdiyeva

Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia
World Health Organization

Goals we are supporting through this initiative