Press Release

UN to build strategic partnership with private sector in Turkmenistan

27 February 2023

  • Today UN entities in Turkmenistan have signed several strategic documents with their national counterparts to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development within the framework of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework between the UN and the Government of Turkmenistan.

The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and was attended by the heads and representatives of the UN agencies in Turkmenistan, Ministers and representatives of the line ministries and national entities, as well as public and civil society organizations of the country.

Among the signed 26 documents in such areas as economy, healthcare, education, mass media, climate change, environmental protection, there was a Memorandum of Understanding between the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and the United Nations in Turkmenistan on Cooperation in Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals in Turkmenistan, signed by the Chairman of the Union and the UN Resident Coordinator. 

Given the private sector’s 70% share in the “Non-carbon GDP” in Turkmenistan, as well as its 50.5% of jobs in the country’s labor market, private businesses play a key role in the country’s economy and the their potential can become a significant factor in realizing the ambition of the 2030 Agenda. While actively supporting the government, the UNCT sees the involvement of the business community and engagement with the private sector as a crucial component of success towards achieving the SDGs during the Decade of Action, proclaimed by the UN Secretary General in 2020.

Altynay Ishangulyyeva

Digital Communications Consultant

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