Press Release

UNSDCF Steering Committee endorses joint results for 2022 and sets priorities for 2023

15 December 2022

  • UN and the Government of Turkmenistan have convened the final meeting of the joint UN-Turkmenistan Steering Committee (SC) for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2021- 2025 this year.


The meeting chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan brought together the UN Agencies and line ministries at the level of the Deputy Ministers to review the results of the joint work achieved within 2022.

The Co-chairs of five Results Groups presented the major achievements and discussed the challenges in implementation of the Cooperation Framework. It was also noted that more than half of programmes and projects’ budget were co-financed by the Government of Turkmenistan.

During the meeting, the participants reviewed a set of factsheets for each Outcome of the Cooperation Framework that showcased the progress, data deficiencies in relation to the baselines and targets of adopted SDG indicators for the CF Outcomes, as well as opportunities for the SDG acceleration. The Steering Committee agreed that the relevant line ministries will revert with sharing missing data to close data gaps in the factsheets. 

The participants also reviewed the 2022 Roadmap for the UNSDCF implementation across its five pillars: the coordination of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including SDG policy framework, financing for SDGs, monitoring and evaluation of SDGs’ implementation; improving the statistical capacity; accessibility and availability of data, the coordination in the area of human rights, as well as the coordination in the area of response to global pandemic.

Concluding the meeting, the participants agreed the timeline for developing the Annual Results Report and Joint workplans for 2023, to develop a Roadmap for the next year and to continue the joint cooperation along the strategic areas of the Cooperation Framework.

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