Statement by Jacinta Barrins at the Secretary-General’s Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat 26 – 27 November 2016

Statement by Jacinta Barrins, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Turkmenistan on behalf of Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator at the Secretary-General’s Global Sustainable Transport Conference hosted by the Government of Turkmenistan Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 26 – 27 November 2016 Mr. Chairman,...

Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark World AIDS Day 2016 Statement December 1

This World AIDS Day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to come together as a global community and recommit ourselves to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030—one of the targets of the 2030  Agenda for Sustainable Development.   AIDS continues to be one of the leading causes of death worldwide....

SG Remarks to the Side Event on the Roll Out Process of the SDGs in Turkmenistan 26 November 2016

U N I T E D   N A T I O N S                              N A T I O N S   U N I E S     THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- REMARKS TO SIDE EVENT ON THE ROLL OUT PROCESS OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN TURKMENISTAN Ashgabat, 26 November 2016     (as prepared for delivery)     I am delighted to be here for...

UNDP Speaks at Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat

Ashgabat, 26-27 November 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) took part in the Secretary-General’s Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on sustainable transport hosted by the Government of Turkmenistan. The conference was opened by  H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon,...

Turkmenistan shares its experience on SDG roll out at the Global Sustainable Transport Conference

Ashgabat, 26 November 2016: During the Global Sustainable Transport Conference held on 26-27 November 2016, the UN Country Team jointly with the Government of Turkmenistan held a side event on the SDG roll out process in Turkmenistan. The Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign...

New UN House Opened in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 26 November 2016: H.E Mr Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov President of Turkmenistan and H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations took part in the opening ceremony of the new UN House in Ashgabat. The opening ceremony started with a flag-raising ceremony, performed by two UN guards and...

UNDP Promotes Civil Society in Turkmenistan

NGO Management Training Ashgabat, 18-21 October 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a four-day workshop on enhancing skills on project development and management the representatives of the public organizations of Turkmenistan.  The training is held under the work plan signed between the...

UNDP Supports Turkmenistan to Design a Monitoring System to measure progress in implementing Human Rights

Ashgabat, 8-10 November 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a consultation meeting with the Interdepartmental Commission on Treaty Bodies and International Humanitarian Law and a workshop for the members of the Working Group of the Commission to discuss Monitoring and Evaluation system...

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...

The Government of Turkmenistan Approves Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be Implemented over the next 15 years.

Ashgabat, September 20, 2016. The Government of Turkmenistan has formally adopted a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 148 targets and 198 indicators to be implemented over the next 15 years. The government’s decision, outlined in the diplomatic note, dated 20th September, was conveyed to Ms. Jacinta...

Wish to Come True: Full Integration of Hearing Impaired Students in Turkmenistan

In September 2016, Turkmenistan introduced a ground-breaking new measure to enable hearing impaired students to share classes with those who aren’t. The new curriculum kicked in at the Textiles College located in Ashgabat, supported by UNDP, the Ministry of Textiles and UNDP national partner the Blind and Deaf...

Raising Awareness : How much do you know about TB?

Svetlana Tomasova, UNDP Laboratory Specialist UNDP: Tuberculosis (TB) is something to be afraid of. Tell us, why is this disease so dangerous for a person? What are the consequences of TB? Ms Tomasova: Tuberculosis is known to people since ancient times. This disease was widespread throughout the world and was...

Turkmen energy experts visit Belarus to learn how they include energy efficiency measures in residential buildings

Ashgabat, 3 July 2016: A group of energy experts from Turkmenistan visited Belarus on June 25 – July 2 to learn their practices and experience in how they include energy efficiency measures in the construction of residential houses. The visit was organized as part of the UNDP Turkmenistan project "Improving...

A 100-year-old Turkmenistan reservoir gets new life

In the Konegummez village of the Ahal region in Turkmenistan lies the historical 100-year-old reservoir “Ata Eke”. Named after the first settler of the village, its significance is hard to underestimate. The reservoir collects water from the mountain spring and distributes it to the farming fields of the local...