The First Ombudsperson of Turkmenistan Takes Part in the Workshop on newly-established NHRIs in Central Asia

Astana, 20 April 2017: Exploring how national human rights institutions (NHRIs) can use their unique role and functions to drive long-term change was the focus of a two-day training workshop for newly-established NHRIs in Central Asia. The workshop is held by the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights...

Energy-efficient single-family homes: Twofold energy savings

Development of single-family housing is one of the high-priority areas for providing the citizens of Turkmenistan with affordable, comfortable housing. Large-scale programs are being implemented in the country, with the goal of modernization and development of the Turkmen village, including the National Program of...

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General...

UNDP supports development of the national adaptation plan for Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 18 April 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a roundtable discussion on preparation of the national adaptation plan to climate change. The event is held as a process of preparation of the plan of action for events aimed at increasing country’s potential to adopt to the climate...

UNDP and National Partners Discuss Project on Disaster Risk Reduction

Ashgabat, 20 April 2016: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan Civil Defense Department presented a new project proposal on disaster risk reduction 2017-2020 during the working meeting with line ministries. The project will help align Turkmenistan's efforts with the...

Support to Innovation in Agriculture to Combat Climate Change

Ashgabat, 28 March - 4 April 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a study visit to Israel for seven experts of the national agencies of Turkmenistan. The study tour took place under the project “Supporting climate resilient livelihoods in agricultural communities in drought-prone areas of...

UNDP, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources Discuss Scientific Research Projects

Ashgabat, 10 April 2017: About 20 representatives of the national agencies and scientific research institutions discussed current state and gradual implementation of the project by UNDP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources to create a pilot research site in Geokdepe. Participants of the roundtable...

UNDP launches trainings for bar association to implement National Human Rights Action Plan

Ashgabat, 1-5 March 2017: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights under the president of Turkmenistan held first training in promotion and protection of human rights for Ashgabat and Ahal bar associations. The training is held with financial support of...

Safety nets vital to counter rise of exclusion in Europe and Central Asia

Tackling discrimination, joblessness, and unequal political participation key to region’s continued progress, UNDP’s latest global Human Development Report finds.   Stockholm, 21 March 2017 – Having enjoyed relatively high levels of well-being, the developing  countries in the Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent...

UNDP and Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan are ready to sign a cooperation agreement

Ashgabat, 15 March 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiated a coordination meeting with the partner agencies to discuss the upcoming projects with the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan. The working meeting was held as part of the discussion of the new UNDP...

The Global Fund expert shares experience on GF work in Turkmenistan

Valeria Grishechkina, Fund Portfolio Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria   UNDP: What is GF? Why was it established? Ms. Grishechkina: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) is an international financing institution...

UNDP and the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan take action for implementation of human rights action plan

Ashgabat, 14 March 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan hold trainings in five regions of the country to raise the knowledge and understanding of the judges in the field of protection and promotion of human rights. The trainings are held with the support...

ENERGY AUDIT: A TOOL FOR DECISION MAKING

A reliable energy supply is one of the most important tasks of the Government of Turkmenistan on its way to achieving economic growth and providing the population with comfortable living conditions. In this regard, it is vital to ensure energy saving and energy efficiency in the residential buildings sector, which...

UNDP exhibits achievements to celebrate the 25th anniversary of partnership with the Government of Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 2 March 2017: The Turkmen Government and the United Nations of Turkmenistan have started a week of celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s membership in the United Nations. The activities to mark the 25 years of Turkmenistan-UN cooperation commenced on 27 February and will continue...