“I had to adhere to sanitary norms. I didn’t see my grandchildren for about six months, I didn’t communicate with anyone except my wife and my son. I was determined to get better.”
The ongoing desertification and climate change affects parts of Turkmenistan and leads to extensive and often severe problems of land degradation. UNDP works with technology transfer, investment, and policy reform, towards providing sufficient and environmentally sustainable water supply to enhance social conditions and economic livelihood of the population of Turkmenistan, also reducing GHG emissions associated with water management, preventing and remediating salinization of lands.
In 2008, for the first time, the number of the urban population in the world has exceed the rural population. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of the humans on our planet. The same tendency is observed in Turkmenistan, where the number of urban population exceeded rural in 2014. And this trend is accelerating.
UNDP is a long-term, well-known and fully-trusted partner of the Government of Turkmenistan. Since 1995, we have supported the national development agenda with cutting-edge technology, global best practices and innovative solutions.
Our programme uses coherent and sustainable approaches to addressing the following priority areas, in line with the SDGs: a) resilience, climate change and energy; b) economic diversification; c) governance, rule of law and access to health services; and d) quality of statistics for the implementation of the global development agenda.