Press Release

UN-Habitat representative pays another visit to Turkmenistan

14 December 2023

On December 10-14, 2023, Ms. Katja Schaefer, Interregional Adviser for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the Program Development Division, Global Solutions Department of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) visited Turkmenistan to participate in the International Forum “Dialogue as a Guarantee of Peace" and celebrations of the International Day of Neutrality.

During the visit, Ms. Schaefer held several meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and participated in a Round Table meeting with relevant ministries and government agencies to discuss and detail the previously submitted Concept Note “Towards a better urban future: towards inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities in Turkmenistan”.

The parties agreed to continue cooperation next year and outlined a number of specific activities aimed at promoting sustainable practices in urban planning and opening a UN-Habitat office in Turkmenistan. UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Mr. Dmitry Shlapachenko accompanied Ms. Schaefer at the meetings.

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