Hearing-impaired students excel in Turkmenistan’s first integrated curriculum

As a child, Nargul faced difficulties at her school. It had nothing to do with her abilities. She is hearing-impaired, and unfortunately, faced bullying at school. After a while, it was too challenging to study with other speaking kids, and she stopped going. Like Nargul, the almost 10,000 people living with disabilities in...

UN personnel raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goals

Ashgabat, 9-11 August 2017: A three-day seminar has taken place discussing in detail the progressive role Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have had in Turkmenistan. UN Country Team offered its staff an opportunity to increase their knowledge of the Agenda 2030, to learn about UNCT work on SDGs and...

Gender equality: The stories from life

Irina Imamkulieva is a winner of UNDP Essay Contest “My role in achieving SDGs”. She works as a journalist for the “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper.   As a journalist I write on various topics. But the special theme for me is women empowerment and gender equality. This topic excites me and as a woman who has two...

Turkmenistan aims at improving energy efficiency in construction

The Ministry of construction and architecture of Turkmenistan is consistently improving the designing of energy-efficient facilities for industrial and civil purposes, Turkmen media reported. The activity on improving the energy efficiency of buildings is carried out by the State Design Scientific and Production...

Turkmenistan Develops System of SDG Monitoring

Ashgabat, 20 June 2017: United Nations agencies and a number of ministries and government institutions of Turkmenistan have reached the final stage of establishing a mechanism for monitoring and assessment of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), approved in September 2016. To this end,...

UN, Development partners and Government share findings of the first phase of MAPS mission to Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 7 July 2017:  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hosted a round table on the results of the first phase of the UN MAPS mission with participation of the members of the National Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comprised of deputy heads of 47 national entities, UN Country Team and...

UN and Turkmenistan explore the country’s needs in mainstreaming, acceleration and policy support for implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Ashgabat, 5 July 2017: UN and the Government of Turkmenistan have held a Round table with participation of the technical experts from the key national entities to introduce the UN approach to Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) in implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development....

The UN and national partners are discussing the monitoring and evaluation system of the National Human Rights Action Plan

Ashgabat, 17 July 2017: The Working Group on Ensuring the Implementation of International Human Rights Obligations and International Humanitarian Law within the framework of a joint project with UNDP and the National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan held a working...

UNDP Raises Awareness on Climate Change and Adaptation in its New Project Regions

Lebap, Dashoguz, 1-25 June 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) scales up its programme on climate change and adaptation by expanding it work to the new regions of Turkmenistan to building resilience of the local population to effects of climate change. During the month of June 2017, UNDP held a...

Promoting Rights of Minorities in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 20-21 June 2017: National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, the Interdepartmental Commission for Ensuring the Implementation of Turkmenistan's International Human Rights Obligations and International Humanitarian Law, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)...

UNDP Presents on Central Asian International Environmental Forum in Ashgabat

Ashgabat, 5-7 June 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contributed to the Central Asian International Environmental Forum organized by the Regional Environment Centre for Central Asia (CAREC). The theme of the forum “Climate change and water cooperation in the context of Sustainable...

UNDP Presents Preliminary Report on Assessment of Vulnerability of Farming Regions to Climate Change

Ashgabat, 16 May 2017: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) conducted a series of three workshops with participation of more than 60 representatives of national agencies and local public associations to discuss preliminary results of vulnerability assessment and adaptation to climate change in local...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays visit to Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 13 June 2017: The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres arrived in Turkmenistan paying his first official visit to the country in this capacity. The Secretary-general met with the Government of Turkmenistan and participated at the High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the UN Global...

UN and Partners Hold Roundtable on Implementation of the Law on Ombudsman

Ashgabat, 11 May 2017: The Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held a...