Press Release

UN, Government mark 27th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s Neutrality proclaiming 2023 as the International year of Dialogue as a guarantee of Peace

13 December 2022

  • Within the margins of 27th anniversary of its Neutrality the Government of Turkmenistan with the support of UN in Turkmenistan has convened series of high-level events under the slogan “Dialogue as guarantee of Peace”.


Over 70 high-level participants representing UN Agencies and programmes, international organizations, foreign diplomatic delegations took part in various events.

The high-level international conference "Dialogue is a guarantee of peace” has wrapped up the weeklong celebrations. The initiative “Dialogue is a Guarantee of Peace” is aimed at uniting the efforts of the international community in strengthening the traditions of peace and trust among the peoples of the world. It was also informed that by the initiative of the Government of Turkmenistan at the UN General Assembly which proclaimed the 2023 as the International Year of Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace.

“Peace and trust are the fundamental principles and goals enshrined in the UN Charter and subsequent agreements adopted over many decades, and these ideas are necessary conditions for the development of a multilateralism based on mutual understanding, respect for international law and a sincere desire to maintain peace and security, respect for the human rights and promoting sustainable development”, noted Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan.

The high-level conference concluded with the adoption of the Outcome document. The participating UN entities reconfirmed their commitment to continuing their support to Turkmenistan in the promotion and protection of human rights, in ensuring social justice and equality through dialogue as means of peace.

UN entities involved in this initiative

International Organization for Migration
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Department of Safety and Security
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
World Health Organization

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