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  • 13 Dec 2013
    Turkmen journalists increased their capacity building in public awareness on electoral processes

    The training for local mass media and communications staff from public organizations and political parties on awareness of election process was conducted in November under the UNDP project of Enhancing Electoral System and Processes in Turkmenistan supporting the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Turkmenistan.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Turkmenistan students’ intellectual game celebrates the victory of Human Rights

    A sense of pride, joy and intellectual satisfaction prevailed in the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights of Turkmenistan where on 9 December students of major universities of the country competed for a winner’s cup by answering sophisticated questions on human rights. The intellectual game was devoted to the celebrations of the Human Rights Day in Turkmenistan under the motto “EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FOR EVERYBODY”. The event also brought together faculty members of the universities, National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights staff and representatives of the UN agencies in Turkmenistan, who together with students commemorated the day of adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    From employment to social inclusion

    Representatives of ministries and governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and international and local companies have discussed policy making and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the Consultation Meeting and Forum devoted to the International Day of People with Disabilities. The theme of this year’s observance is “Theme: “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Turkmen officials drafted the Human Rights Action Plan of Turkmenistan

    Members of the Working Group of the Interdepartmental Commission on ensuring Turkmenistan’s compliance with international obligations in the field of human rights and humanitarian law met on 26 – 29 November 2013 in the Turkmen National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan to finalize the drafting of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) of Turkmenistan. The meeting was the last in a series of several interactions that led to the final draft.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Domestic observers were trained on their functions during election processes

    In October in “Ak Altyn” hotel, a two-day training for domestic observers on applying international standards and national legislation in the election system was conducted under UNDP project of Enhancing Electoral System and Processes in Turkmenistan.

  • 26 Nov 2013
    Capacity building in water management

    A national workshop was held in Ashgabat focusing on improvement of water related legislation of Turkmenistan in the context of climate change. The workshop was held within the project “Addressing Climate Change Risks to Farming Systems in Turkmenistan at National and Community Level” jointly implemented by the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and financed by the Adaptation Fund (AF). Major issues related to improvement of the Water Code of Turkmenistan (adopted in 2004) were discussed at the workshop.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Management of water and land resources with participation of the local population

    Economic, environmental and social issues related to the rural development were discussed during the workshop. The phases and implementation schedule of the adaptation activities aimed at protection and efficient use of land and water resources in the climate change context were agreed with the local people.

  • 13 Nov 2013
    Turkmen MPs learned international practices in local economic development

    The newest trends in establishing framework for local economic development in Turkmenistan were discussed by members of the Turkmen Parliament at a round table.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Strengthening South-South cooperation

    A two-day workshop on introducing the technology of laser leveling of irrigated land was held within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate Risk Management in Turkmenistan. The main purpose of the workshop was to increase the capacity of local communities and develop South-South cooperation as a key mechanism in sharing expertise, experience and information.

  • 14 Oct 2013
    Learning international experience in the field of multi-party elections

    In the framework of 2013 Annual Work Plan of the Project "Enhancing Electoral System and Processes in Turkmenistan" signed between the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan and the Representative Office of the United Nations Development Programme in Turkmenistan, a series of trainings are conducted with participation of International Consultants.

  • 29 Aug 2013
    Local communities identify adaptation measures to address climate change risks

    Local communities living in different ecological and geographical regions of the country have identified priorities and plans for action to strengthen the resilience of the communities against the climate change.

  • 22 Aug 2013
    Expanding knowledge in teaching visually and hearing impaired children

    Teachers, who work in specialized schools for visually and hearing impaired children, and specialists in the area of special education for children with disabilities from the Departments of Education from Ashgabat and 5 velayats participated in two five-day workshops on basics of sign language, typhlo pedagogics and methods of teaching general subjects to visually, hearing, and speech impaired children.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Mobilizing local communities in response to climate change impact on farming systems

    Local communities living in three different agro-ecological regions of Turkmenistan of Karakum (desert), Nohur (mountain) and Sakarchaga (Mary province oasis) have recently got together to learn new knowledge and experience relating to climate change adaptation measures and discuss increasing climate change impact on water resources available to their agricultural and horticultural activities.

  • 24 Jul 2013
    New biodiversity planning project launched in Ashgabat

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Turkmenistan have launched a new joint project to support the development of a National Strategic Plan on Biodiversity.

  • 11 Jul 2013
    National stakeholders review international experience in promoting rights of persons with disabilities

    Experts and specialists of the national institutions and organizations responsible for implementation of Turkmenistan’s social policy and programmes, including members of the Blind and Deaf Society of Turkmenistan (BDST) came together at a three-day workshop (8-10 July) to review the international experience in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

  • 13 Jun 2013
    Turkmenistan delegation learns Croatian experience in the field of human rights

    A delegation of Turkmenistan has got acquainted with the experience of the Republic of Croatia in securing effective mechanisms for protection of human rights and freedoms in the course of a study visit to Zagreb from 26 May to 1 June 2013.

  • 12 Jun 2013
    Turkmen journalists learn more of mass media role in promoting rights of persons with disabilities

    The role of mass media in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities was the central topic of discussions at a recent two-day workshop for Turkmenistan’s journalists working for different national mass media.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Members of Mejlis join national consultations to define global post-2015 development agenda

    The Mejlis of Turkmenistan has joined the process of national consultations in which people from various walks of life are expressing their views on the future they want after 2015.

  • 18 Apr 2013
    Turkmenistan, UNDP to strengthen cooperation in environment, energy and climate change

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Turkmenistan have held consultations on prospects of expanding cooperation in the area of environmental protection, energy efficiency and climate change as well as the progress in implementing on-going projects, in this field.

  • 05 Apr 2013
    Turkmen delegation prepares for UPR dialogue at the Human Rights Council

    Members of Turkmenistan’s delegation for the dialogue under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the Human Rights Council (HRC) came together at a two-day workshop to finalize preparations for the UPR session on Turkmenistan, scheduled for 22 April 2013 in Geneva.

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