Press Release

Turkmenistan and UN reaffirm a strong partnership

13 April 2016

  • The membership period of Turkmenistan for the PDC is 2016-2020, for the CSTD is 2017-2020, and for the CSD is 2017-2021.

The United Nations agencies in Turkmenistan took part in the conference and exhibition entitled “Turkmenistan and International Organizations: Partnership for Global Peace and Development” organized by the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

Dedicated to Turkmenistan’s re-election to three UN Commissions of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on April 5, 2016, the conference participants discussed the key focus areas of the three committees: Commission on Population and Development (PDC)Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) and Commission on Social Development (CSD), and Turkmenistan’s potential to contribute to these fields.

The membership period of Turkmenistan for the PDC is 2016-2020, for the CSTD is 2017-2020, and for the CSD is 2017-2021.

In her speech, UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Jacinta Barrins congratulated the Government of Turkmenistan on election to these UN Commissions stating that Turkmenistan has made significant achievements on the national level, including SDG nationalization process, and has experience to share internationally.

Ms. Barrins noted the 48th session of the UN PDC convened this day in New York with the priority theme of the session, “Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda.”

She stressed the significance of improving data collection, its accuracy, and evidence based results, “It’s vital to have accurate data and to make sure it is used in policy making”, she said, advocating for moving into a research field too, as research results may serve as a basis for policy-making.

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central Asia, the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Petko Draganov and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Representative, Alena Sialchonak have also spoken on the UN-Turkmenistan cooperation. They called for increased investments into the early childhood development and stressed the importance of Turkmenistan’s role in peacekeeping.

Chary Nurmuhammedov

Chary Nurmuhammedov

Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
World Health Organization

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