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

The Living Legends of Nohur

13 Jan 2016 by Nazik Myradova

Local residents and project technical advisers / UNDP Turkmenistan
Project monitoring and evaluation process often focuses on outputs, numerical results and delivery in monetary value. Thus, through this blog, I would like to share what I see in terms of human impact of the project without precise numerical figures. I hope to tell the story of human beings behind the projects to demonstrate long-term effect and tell the story of the site. … Read more

Expert opinion on energy saving technologies and practices in Turkmenistan

08 Dec 2015 by Nazik Myradova

Irina Terekhova, International Consultant / UNDP Turkmenistan
The fossil fuels burned by people for various needs contribute to the environmental degradation of our planet. The housing sector consumes 30-40% of total number of energy resources. Moreover, this figure is almost unchanged in most developed countries. Therefore, the importance of reducing energy consumption in the residential sector is obvious. Energy-saving measures may vary depending on the degree of efficiency and cost. Many of them are implemented in the pilot projects of UNDP. … 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