Sustainable Development Goals

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

Expert opinion on UNDP’s “Social Inclusion through Leadership Skills for Disabled Women in Turkmenistan”

07 Dec 2015 by Nazik Myradova

Photo: UNDP/Turkmenistan
On average, 10% of the population of the world has some form of disability. But how many persons with disabilities do you see on the streets? Social exclusion, low educational attainment, unemployment, low self-esteem and limited opportunities to participate in political and social life are frequent parts of persons with disabilities’ daily experience. A very low number of persons with disabilities are employed or attend universities. The stereotyping of and prejudice against them are still widespread and their families experience social stigma so that many persons with disabilities have to stay at home. In society, there is a genuine and widespread lack of understanding that most persons with disabilities could in fact function effectively at work, school, and with society, if given adequate support. … Read more

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