Meeting of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO
14 June 2023
Ashgabat, 6 June 2023 - The National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO convened for its annual meeting to discuss and evaluate the progress made in the fields of education, culture, science, and communication.
The meeting brought together key stakeholders from various line ministers to collaborate on advancing Turkmenistan's commitment to UNESCO's objectives, as well as the UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko and Ms. Golda El-Khoury, Director of the Cluster Office of UNESCO, based in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
During the meeting, the participants engaged in productive discussions on a range of important topics, including the preservation of cultural heritage, the promotion of inclusive education, the development of scientific research, and the advancement of communication technologies. Key achievements and ongoing projects were presented, highlighting the significant strides made by Turkmenistan in these areas.
Furthermore, the National Commission emphasized the importance of UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reiterated Turkmenistan's commitment to align its national policies and strategies with these global objectives. The meeting emphasized the need for concerted efforts to address challenges such as promoting quality education, achieving gender equality, ensuring environmental sustainability, and preserving cultural diversity.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes international collaboration in the fields of education, culture, science, and communication. UNESCO's objective is to contribute to peace and security by fostering intellectual dialogue, mutual understanding, and respect among nations.