The Sustainable Development Goals in Turkmenistan
The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Turkmenistan:
14 May 2021
The United Nations Office in Turkmenistan launches the World Environment Day Campaign
The theme for the World Environment Day 2021 is “Ecosystem Restoration” and focus on resetting our relation with nature. It will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, which is intended to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems to fight the climate crisis and prevent the loss of a million species. The World Environment Day is an opportunity for driving the momentum, to realize our responsibility to care for the nature and to renew our commitment to save the environment and promote 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Public Campaign Outline The UN Agencies will jointly implement the following activities in the framework of the public campaign devoted to the World Environment Day 2021: The online video contest themed “What will YOU do to stop plastic pollution?” that will result in the development of a final Video “Say No to Plastic” compiled from best videos received within the video contest. This final video will be released on the UN platforms; Educational session on environmental issues for children in a summer camp in “Gokdere”; Tree planting activity in Ashgabat by the UN staff. Objectives The campaign will raise environmental health awareness among youth and children and broaden their ecological knowledge in the areas of plastic pollution, recycling, waste management and promote change in attitudes and behavior of public in favor of our nature and own health. Timeframe: 14 May- 5 June 2021. THE VIDEO-CONTEST DESCRIPTION The United Nations Office in Turkmenistan, on the occasion of the upcoming World Environment Day 5 June, announces the “What will YOU do to stop plastic pollution?” video contest. Objective The video contest aims to draw the attention of public to the harmful effects of plastic on our environment and to promote the development of good environmental habits among both adults and children. Video contest assignment: Make a short video with yourself or your friends 1) demonstrating how you would replace some plastic product with an eco-friendly alternative and/or 2) suggest and demonstrate how YOU give a second life to a plastic product and reuse it to protect nature and your own health. Here are the technical requirements to follow: Entrants must be citizens of Turkmenistan; The video must be maximum 15 seconds long; The video needs to be posted on individual accounts via Facebook, Instagram tagging@UN_Turkmenistan, @undp_turkmenistan, @unicef_turkmenistan, @unfpa_turkmenistan, @who_turkmenistan using the hashtag #PlasticFree or #PlastikÝok or sent to UN Turkmenistan IMO account (+99365 054009). The best videos will be selected based on the following criteria: 1) the concept is clear and relevant to the topic; 2) the message is delivered within 15 seconds; 3) the scenario is original and creative. All winners of the video contest will be awarded with gifts from the UN Office in Turkmenistan. The UN Office in Turkmenistan will develop a final video entitled “Say NO to Plastic!” with the winners’ entries. It will be released on the social media platforms of UN Agencies, and will be posted on the UN website on the World Environment Day 5 June 2021. The deadline for the video submission: 31 May 2021 at 18.00. Language: The video demonstration can be accompanied by words in any of the following languages: Turkmen, English and Russian.
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