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 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...

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...

UNDP expands its work to Lebap and Dashoguz

Turkmenistan, 10 March 2017: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) extends its cooperation to another 2 regions of Turkmenistan. The meetings with representatives of the local administration of Dashoguz and Lebap velayats, Gorogly and Galkynysh etraps, local farmers, specialists and local communities were...

UN in Turkmenistan open doors to partners to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its membership

Ashgabat, 3 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 have commenced on 27 February and continue...

UNDP holds a workshop for public associations on strategic planning

Ashgabat, 6-10 February 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkmenistan jointly with the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan and the Embassy of Germany held a workshop on strategic planning and development for representatives of public...

Psychological Help to Bring MDR-TB Patients back to Treatment

TB treatment is a very long and complicated process. Often, patients are left alone to face the disease because their community does not often understand how the disease is transmitted and what the patient is going through. A person living with TB has suppressed immune system and must very carefully follow all...

UNDP to Launch Cooperation on Access to Justice in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 11 January 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and representatives the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan and the National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan met to discuss cooperation in implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan...

Interview with Nico Schrijver on Turkmenistan reporting on International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Nico Schrijver, Chair of Public International Law, Leiden Law School and Campus The Hague, Academic Director of Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies   Author of the two books “Evolution of the concept of sustainable development in international law” and “Development Without Destruction”, Pr. Schrijver...

How to Make Cities Safe and Sustainable?

Mark Chao, UNDP International Expert on Energy, Environment and Climate Change UNDP: Why was the topic of sustainable cities included into the list of the Sustainable Development Goals?  What’s its relevance? Mr. Chao:  In 2008, for the first time, the number of the urban population in the world has exceed the...