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...

Expert opinion on work of the public associations in Central Asia

Ms. Ubysheva Erkingul is an Executive Director of the Civic Participation Fund, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She has been working in the non-profit sector for over 18 years.   UNDP: What is civil society? What’s its role?    Ms. Ubysheva: Some people believe that civil society is a composition of the public organizations. In...

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...

Essay Competition “My role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals”

“My role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals” Language: Russian and Turkmen Deadline: 19 March 2017 UNDP invites journalists of the national and private print media, as well as news reporters and other representatives of the mass media working in Turkmenistan to participate in the essay contest. The...

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...

Statement of Elena Panova at the Round table on Improving the Work of Mass Media in Turkmenistan

24 January 2017 MFA Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to participate in the roundtable on behalf of UNDP together with colleagues from other agencies. UNDP supports initiatives aiming at promotion of the positive change and we are glad that Turkmenistan pays a lot of attention...

New UN Resident Coordinator accredited to Turkmenistan

Ashgabat. 11 January 2017.  Today, Ms. Elena Panova, new United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, has presented her credentials to His Excellency Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan. “For me this was a great honour to meet with H.E. Mr. Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov and present the letter...

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...

UNDP/GEF Launch New Project on Climate Change and Economic Activity

Avaza, 22-23 December 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  and the State Committee for Nature Protection of Turkmenistan launched a new project “Support to the economic climate resilient livelihoods in agricultural communities in arid regions of Turkmenistan” to be funded by Global Environment...

Would you Spend Extra USD 500 to Make your House Warmer?

Turkmenistan has always been rich in its energy resources. The untapped potential allowed making the price for water, gas and electricity close to free. The income received from the export of the energy resources also allowed creating a system of distribution of energy to every household throughout the country,...

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...

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...

How Building Codes help save energy?

Ashgabat, 30 November 2016: The United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Fund promote introduction of the energy efficiency in the residential buildings sector of Turkmenistan. UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan” held a workshop...

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...