Press Release

Turkmen youth presented their achievements in 2023

28 December 2023

December 27, Ashgabat - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan hosted a significant event - the Youth Conference and Exhibition, presenting the successful achievements of Turkmen youth in various fields.

The event brought together Ms. Narine Sahakyan, UNDP Resident Representative in Turkmenistan, and a.i. UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, representatives of ministries and government agencies of Turkmenistan, UN Agencies in Turkmenistan, the diplomatic corps in Turkmenistan, students and teachers of universities in the country.

The forum and multidisciplinary exhibition showcased the successes and achievements of Turkmen youth in 2023 in education, science, sports, culture, industry, agriculture, and other sectors of the economy. These achievements indicate the contribution of youth to the country's development, which is noticeable and significant for its authority. The event provided a platform for the exchange of experiences and ideas and encouraged collaboration between young leaders in different fields.

Ms. Narine Sahakyan, speaking at the event, underlined the importance of supporting youth and their contribution to sustainable development. Her participation in the event also highlighted the role of the UN Office in Turkmenistan in promoting and developing successful initiatives at the youth level.

Also, during the event, an official ceremony took place to present certificates awarded to Turkmenistan by specialized UN agencies for achievements in the field of youth policy, transport and health care. Ms. Narine Sahakyan presented the following awards to the Government of Turkmenistan:

  • Certificate of Apprecioation to the Children's Health and Rehabilitation Center named after Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov from the UNICEF Office in Turkmenistan;
  • Certificate for the significant efforts made by the Government of Turkmenistan to accelerate progress in health coverage by ensuring access to quality medicines, continuity and quality of medical services for all.
  • Three certificates from the WHO Supranational Reference Laboratory GAUTING in Munich, Germany, confirming the successful completion of an external assessment of the quality of molecular tests of the Centralized Laboratory of the Directorate of Infectious Disease Centers;
  • Certificate confirming the inclusion of the “Great Silk Road: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor” site to the UNESCO World Heritage List;
  • Certificate confirming the inclusion of the multilateral nomination “Turanian deserts of the temperate zone” to the UNESCO World Heritage List;

The youth conference and exhibition became a landmark event that revealed the potential and prospects of Turkmen youth and also emphasized the country’s desire to achieve high standards in various fields.

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Children’s Fund
World Health Organization

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