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...

UNDP Statement on Turkmenistan Decision to Sign Paris Agreement

Ashgabat, 30 August 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) salutes the decision of the Government of Turkmenistan to sign Paris Agreement, which was adopted on 12 December 2015. The purpose of the Paris Agreement is to enhance implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

Why to engage in charity

As part of my work I meet people who are overcoming different challenges. Some do not have a diploma of secondary education, some cannot read and write, others lack money. Now, imagine that all of these happen under the condition that a person has disability. What shall he/she do? Where to go? How to work?...

Promoting sustainable cities as part of the global development agenda

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...

UNDP assists in preparations of national report on Economic, Social, Cultural, Rights

ASHGABAT, 18-19 August 2016 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a two-day workshop with the Working Group of Interministerial Committee on UN Treaty Body obligations of Turkmenistan on preparation of the second national periodic report on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR). The main...

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...

Ensuring Continuous Access to TB Treatment

UNDP and StopTB Partnership Training on QuanTB Ashgabat, 30-31 August 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the StopTB Partnership and in cooperation with Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceutical and Services (SIAPS) Program introduced a new tool for monitoring and...

Promoting Sustainable Development of the Cities of Turkmenistan

UNDP Turkmenistan prepares new project Ashgabat, 4 August 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Committee for Nature Protection and Land Management held a workshop to discuss the idea and collect recommendations for the new project on sustainable urban development....

UNDP Prepares 75 Energy Managers

Innovation for energy saving in buildings - energy management system Ashgabat, 28-29 July 2016: Energy management is a system of monitoring, assessment and supply of energy in the city. The core of the energy management is analysis and reduction of the thermal, electric and gas power consumption.  It includes...

Lessons Learned and Experience to Adapt: Study Visit to Belarus

UNDP disseminates information among the stakeholders Ashgabat, 27 July 2016: UNDP hosted a senior level meeting with deputy ministers of line agencies who took part in the study visit of the Turkmen energy experts to Belarus on June 25 – July 2 under UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the...

Setting the Stage for Implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan

ASHGABAT, 19 July 2016 – A one-day workshop was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss and agree on the lead agency who would coordinate the implementation of each of the actions of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP), 2016- 2020. The participants included the members of the...

UNDP Promotes the establishment of Water Users’ Groups in Turkmenistan to Ensure Sustainable Use of Water

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) strives to ensure effective water management in the drought-affected regions of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat, 14-18 July 2016: Thirty representatives of the three areas of the Adaptation Fund-funded project “Addressing Climate Change Risks to Farming Systems in...

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...