Europe & the CIS

The Modern Landmark to Fight Climate Change Effects in Turkmenistan

18 Sep 2017 by Nazik Avlyakulova

Anyone visiting Turkmenistan remembers it for its culture, brightness of colors, welcoming people and the heat. Steadily increasing of air temperature and reduced rainfall are caused by climate change. However, you won’t feel it unless you are engaged into the agriculture. Agriculture is the main consumer of water within Turkmenistan and it is a critical sector of the economy accounting for almost one-fifth of GDP and some 50% of the population employed in it.[i] Every year, the Government of Turkmenistan invests millions of dollars and puts enormous efforts to ensure that the agriculture strives and that the national security is not jeopardized by the lack of food stock for local production. … Read more

Turkmenistan aims at improving energy efficiency in construction

31 Jul 2017 by Elvira Kadyrova (nCA)

The Ministry of construction and architecture of Turkmenistan is consistently improving the designing of energy-efficient facilities for industrial and civil purposes, Turkmen media reported. The activity on improving the energy efficiency of buildings is carried out by the State Design Scientific and Production Association "TurkmenDovlettaslama", structural subdivision of the ministry, and the National Committee for Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers. In recent years, the Association have revised such building norms as "Housetops and roofs", "Residential buildings", "Construction climatology" and "Construction heat engineering". … Read more

Expert Opinion on Financial Reporting Methodologies

12 Jun 2017 by Valeria Getman

Valeria Getman, UNDP Consultant on improving the national financial reporting methodologies
There are global standards which are called International standards of financial reporting. It is a long and complicated document and unfortunately, not all of the standards are applicable in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. National standards of financial reporting are based on international and represent a version adopted to the local conditions of the countries. … Read more

Here is why fair trial and the rule of law matter

28 Mar 2017 by Nazik Myradova

Dr. Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou / UNDP Turkmenistan
The right to fair trial is in the core of the human rights protection system because only courts can restore violated rights. UNDP expert explains the importance of fair trial and the rule of law. … Read more

The Global Fund expert shares experience on GF work in Turkmenistan

22 Mar 2017 by Nazik Myradova

Valeria Grishechkina / UNDP Turkmenistan
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) is an international financing institution created in 2002 to raise and invest the money to respond to these three of the deadliest infectious diseases. It raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs in countries most in need. The Global Fund is a platform for cooperation amongst governments, international development institutions (including UN agencies and the World Bank), civil society, the private sector and communities affected by the diseases. … Read more

Expert opinion on work of the public associations in Central Asia

14 Feb 2017

Ms. Ubysheva Erkingul / UNDP Turkmenistan
Some people believe that civil society is a composition of the public organizations. In my opinion, civil society is a characteristic of the level of tolerance, transparency, importance of the public opinion and engagement of the citizens into the decision making process in the country. Civil society is considered a platform outside of the state, family and market, where people are revealing their civil activism – their civil position through the ability to use their rights in private and public interests. In its actions, be it provision of the social services or promotion of the business interests, civil society develop civil values, skills and knowledge necessary for consolidation of democracy. … Read more

Psychological Help to Bring MDR-TB Patients back to Treatment

31 Jan 2017 by Bahar Bayramova

Consultation of the Red Crescent psychologist with the TB doctor at the Centralized Lab for Infectious Diseases / UNDP Turkmenistan
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 instructions of the assigned treatment, adhere to the dietary prescription and regularly visit his doctor. The treatment usually takes around 6-8 months. However, there is a multi-drug resistant form of TB (MDR-TB) with the treatment period of 2 years. During those 2 years, MDR-TB patient shall take medications under the supervision of the TB doctor and regularly undergo medical checkup. “Every year around 6 to 10 million people are diagnosed with TB. However, modern medical care allows full cure of TB under the condition that the diagnosis is made and the treatment has started on time. Nevertheless, there is another very important condition - a moral and psychological state of the patient, his will, persistence and optimism,” explains Bahar Bayramova, psychologist of the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan (NRCS) – a Sub-recipient of the TB grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (Global Fund). … Read more

On the Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2016

03 Dec 2016 by Nazik Myradova

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports and promotes the rights of the persons with disabilities striving to create inclusive societies with equal economic opportunities and accessible infrastructure. … Read more

How to Make Cities Safe and Sustainable?

19 Sep 2016 by Nazik Myradova

Ashgabat / UNDP Turkmenistan
In 2008, for the first time, the number of the urban population in the world has exceed the rural population. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of the humans on our planet. The same tendency is observed in Turkmenistan, where the number of urban population exceeded rural in 2014. And this trend is accelerating. … Read more

Why to engage in charity

16 Sep 2016 by Nazik Myradova

In the classroom / UNDP Turkmenistan
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. … Read more

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