Press Release

Turkmenistan's Environmental Conference: Uniting for a Sustainable Future

05 June 2024

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - June 5, 2024 - The highly anticipated conference, "Turkmenistan - a Place of Ecological Well-being," was held on June 5th, 2024, at the premises of the Agricultural Complex of Turkmenistan in honor of World Environment Day. The conference began with an exhibition aimed at providing attendees with a deeper appreciation for the diverse ecosystems within the region.

The event officially commenced with an opening ceremony, featuring congratulatory and welcoming addresses from international and regional organizations, all emphasizing their commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability.

Throughout the conference, participants engaged in discussions and presentations focused on the pressing environmental issues facing Turkmenistan and the wider global community. Topics ranged from biodiversity loss to plastic pollution, air and water quality degradation, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Uladzimir Valetka, Economist of the UN Resident Coordinator's office, emphasized the urgency of addressing these challenges and highlighted the crucial role of international cooperation in achieving environmental sustainability. He stressed the need for transformative changes in economies and societies to ensure inclusivity, fairness, and harmony with nature.

Furthermore, Mr. Valetka praised Turkmenistan's efforts in environmental conservation and climate action, applauding the country's active participation in international dialogues and collaborations with the UN system.

The conference concluded with a call to action, urging all participants to contribute to the promotion of ecological well-being in Turkmenistan and beyond.

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