Press Release

UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan attends International Youth Forum “Dialogue-Guarantee of Peace”

04 October 2023

Arkadag, October 2, 2023 - UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko has attended the International Youth Forum “Dialogue-Guarantee of Peace”. The event, which took place at the International Academy of Horse Breeding named after Aba Annaev, was aimed at exploring the role of youth in preventing and resolving conflicts, and promoting sustainable peace.

The event also gained from the participation of Minister of Education of Turkmenistan Mrs. Gurbangul Atayeva, Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Mr. Kaha Imnadze, Chairman of the Central Council of the Magtymguly Youth Organization of Turkmenistan Mr. Yazpolat Keriev, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN Ms. Aksoltan Atayeva (video message), as well as representatives of government agencies and Universities of Turkmenistan, UN agencies in Turkmenistan, representatives of the private sector and SDG ambassadors.

UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko moderated the session, during which the participants spoke on the “Climate Change: Addressing the Relationship between Environmental Sustainability and Peacebuilding” topic. The forum also covered topics related to youth initiatives for peace, the role of digital diplomacy in building peace, the use of technology and social networks for positive peace efforts, and promoting peace through culture and art.

Also, a founding meeting and signing of the Memorandum of the “Dialogue of Youth of the Countries of Central Asia”, an acquaintance with the exhibition of decorative and applied arts of Turkmenistan, a tour of the city of Arkadag and a presentation of Akhal-Teke horses by the State Circus of Turkmenistan took place within the framework of the forum.

Mr. Shlapachenko's participation in the forum underlined the UN's commitment to supporting initiatives and efforts that promote cooperation for peace and sustainable development both in the region and around the world. This event also demonstrated the importance of the participation of young people and the use of their potential in dialogues to strengthen peace and improve the life of society and the world as a whole.

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United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia

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