Press Release

The UN and Turkmenistan discussed issues of SDG financing

11 December 2023

December 8, Ashgabat – The 9th meeting of the Joint Expert Group of the UN and the Government of Turkmenistan on financing the SDGs took place at the UN building in a hybrid format.

The meeting brought together representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, the Ministry of Education, the State Committee on Statistics, the Central Bank and the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan as well as the UN Country Team experts.

During the meeting, participants discussed issues related to the joint UN Programme “Improving the Public Financial Management System in Turkmenistan” , the implementation of Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFF), UNICEF’s strategic approach to budgeting for children, and recommendations on financing the SDGs in Turkmenistan.

This meeting once again demonstrated that Turkmenistan and the UN are committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by working together to improve the financing of the SDGs in the country. The meeting participants discussed a wide range of issues related to financing the SDGs and identified further steps to address them.

In particular, the meeting participants agreed on the need to revise the draft concept of a joint programme with a focus on the comparative advantages of the UN in accelerating the implementation of the INFF and public financial management systems, as well as to consider mechanisms for combining public and private sources of financing to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. These measures will ensure the efficient use of public resources to finance the SDGs and accelerate their achievement by 2030.

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