Press Release

Meeting of Development Partners Coordination Group in Turkmenistan

06 December 2023

On December 5, the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan hosted a productive meeting of the Development Partners Coordination Group. The purpose of this significant gathering was to engage in discussions about potential activities and development programs geared towards supporting the national priorities for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as to find complementarities and avoid duplications among development partners' country-level interventions.

The meeting witnessed the participation of key stakeholders in the development landscape, including Ms. Mahri BASHIMOVA, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Mr. Atajan Atayev, Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan, Ambassadors of EU Delegation to Turkmenistan, Great Britain, Italy, and Georgia, alongside representatives of other foreign embassies, such as Japan, France, Russian Federation,  and international organizations, such as GIZ, as well as heads of USAID and UN Agencies in Turkmenistan.

During the session, the national delegation presented the priority development areas set for 2024, aligning strategies with the global agenda for sustainable development. Representatives from various embassies and international organizations actively participated, underscoring their commitment to supporting projects aimed at realizing the SDGs.

This successful meeting reflects the ongoing collaboration between Turkmenistan and its international partners in pursuit of sustainable development. The shared insights and commitments made during this event will undoubtedly contribute to the realization of the SDGs on both a national and global scale.


Development Partners Coordination Group typically refers to a collaborative platform or forum where various stakeholders, including government representatives, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other relevant entities, come together to coordinate and align their efforts in support of development goals. The group aims to enhance collaboration, share information, and avoid duplication of efforts among different actors involved in development initiatives.

The Development Partners Coordination Group in Turkmenistan works together to support the country's development and improvement in various areas, aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN entities involved in this initiative

International Organization for Migration
International Trade Centre
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
United Nations Office for Project Services
World Health Organization

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