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)...

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,...

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...

Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by...

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...

Expert Opinion on Financial Reporting Methodologies

Valeria Getman, Executive Director of the public association “The Union of accountants and auditors”, auditor, CIPA   UNDP: What is your background and what is your mission to Turkmenistan aims to achieve? Ms Getman:  I am a specialist in the field of accounting and audit. For the last 17 years, I work in the...

International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 3-4 May 2017: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Government of Turkmenistan held an international conference on the topic “Improving energy efficiency in residential building sector of Turkmenistan”. The conference took place on the occasion of...

New Tasks to Stop Climate Change

Dashoguz is the region in the north of Turkmenistan. It borders with Uzbekistan and people are traditionally involved into agriculture and cattle breeding. Local produce diary and meat products, pastry and bread; grow vegetables and fruit, cotton and wheat. However, Dashoguz receives only 4-5 billion cubic meters...

UNDP Transfers Knowledge on Automatically Controlled Heating

Ashgabat, 1 May 2017: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held an on-site training on installation and maintenance of automated heat controls in 5 pilot multi-unit residential buildings for 8 experts of Ashgabat residential communal services maintaining the pilot buildings. The training included demonstration...

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...

Building Codes Help Make Buildings Energy Efficient

With every passing year the dynamically developing residential building stock of Turkmenistan consumes more and more heat and electricity, which requires expenditure of the main strategic export resource of the country – natural gas. The United Nations Development Programme in Turkmenistan, together with with...

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...