UNDP project supports the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan in implementation of its obligations under the Constitution of Turkmenistan, National Human Rights Action plan for 2016-2020, and Sustainable Development Goals that Turkmenistan undertook upon itself in the area of rule of law and access to justice.
The project supports the Government in the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan 2016-2020 (NHRAP), approved by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on January 15, 2016.
UNDP and the Deaf and Blind Society of Turkmenistan are working together with the Government to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and, most importantly, to review the national legislation for compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and formulate a National Action Plan on people with disabilities.
The project aims at strengthening water management practices at both local and national levels in response to climate change-induced water scarcity risks that are increasingly affecting farming systems in Turkmenistan. It promotes enhancing local capacities for adapting water management to the changing climate and builds on successes and lessons learned of a previously implemented initiative on land management.
The project supports reducing greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy management and reducing energy consumption in the residential sector in Turkmenistan. In this project, UNDP partners with the State Corporation “Turkmengaz” with the financial support from the GEF to strengthen incentives and capacity to build highly energy-efficient buildings and mainstream energy efficient measures into state construction and housing policies and programmes so that these measures can be replicated in prototype buildings.
The project aims to provide for sufficient and environmentally sustainable water supply to support and enhance social conditions and economic livelihood of the population of Turkmenistan; reduce GHG emissions associated with water management; prevent and remediate salinization of lands.