Press Release

UN and the Government of Turkmenistan held the seventh meeting of the Joint Expert Group

08 May 2023

The United Nations and the Government of Turkmenistan held the seventh meeting of the Joint Expert Group (JEG) on SDGs financing in accordance with the Group's Work Plan for 2023-2024.

The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress achieved in the implementation of the Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) for SDGs financing in Turkmenistan, as well as to discuss the INFF roadmap itemization, considering the recommendations from the Development Finance Assessment report (DFA).

The meeting also reviewed a step-by-step guidance on the development of INFF financial strategies, possible SDG accelerators for which financial strategy development would trigger changes in other development areas with some  experiences of other countries, and discussed elements of a strategy for Turkmenistan. In addition, the meeting provided an overview of the insurance market in Turkmenistan, which is an important component of the country’s financial landscape.

Finally, participants discussed the major elements of the Group's Biennial Work Plan for 2023-2024 and agreed to prepopulate it by the next meeting of the group.

Experts proposed to invite the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, as well as the State Development Bank to join the group, underlining the importance of involvement of a wider range of stakeholders in support of the SDG financing agenda in the country.

The United Nations and the Government of Turkmenistan remain committed to work together to achieve the SDGs and build a more sustainable future for all.

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

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