Press releases
  • The United Nations Secretary General Visits TurkmenistanJul 24, 2015The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Turkmenistan on June 12-14, 2015 in the framework of his working tour around Central Asia. This is his second time to Visit Turkmensitan. His last visit was in 2010.

  • Creating new regulations on pastures: UNDP and AF provide recommendations for the new law Jul 23, 2015United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan (MNPT) held a seminar to discuss the draft law on the sustainable management of the pastoral lands and water resources in Turkmenistan (Law on Pastures).

  • National experts prepare Turkmenistan’s commitments on climate changeJul 7, 2015United National Development Program (UNDP) in Turkmenistan held national training on "Negotiations on climate change; preparation of national greenhouse inventories” on July 2, 2015 attended by the national experts who will prepare country’s commitments on reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC).

  • UNDP Resident Representative Jacinta Barrins pays working visit to Sakarchaga project areaJul 6, 2015UNDP Resident Representative Jacinta Barrins paid a working visit to Sakarchaga etrap as part of the UNDP/MNP/AF project “Addressing Climate Change Risks to farming systems in Turkmenistan at national and community level”.

  • UNDP and partners to hold National Forum on “Advancement of Social Inclusion and Integration of Persons with Disabilities” programJun 25, 2015UNDP Turkmenistan and its partner Blind and Deaf Society of Turkmenistan is holding a National Forum with participation of international experts to discuss the best practices of inclusion and promotion of the employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The event is taking place on June 30, 2015 with participation of representatives of the national authorities, executive and legislative powers, as well as local stakeholders and public organizations.

  • UNDP holds an inception workshop on new Climate resilient Livelihoods projectJun 25, 2015UNDP Turkmenistan held an inception workshop with participation of partners, international and local experts on launch of the new project “Climate resilient Livelihoods in Agricultural Communities in Drought-Prone Areas of Turkmenistan” on June 25, 2015.

  • Seminar on socio-economic assessment of the climate change impacts on agriculture and water management in TurkmenistanJun 23, 2015UNDP Turkmenistan held a seminar to acquaint ministries and government agencies about the results of the socio-economic assessment of the climate change impacts on agriculture and water management in Turkmenistan. The findings of the research were based on the currently ongoing preparations for the climate change forecasting and the needs of local communities in various pilot regions of Turkmenistan of joint project of AF/UNDP/MNP “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan at national and local levels”.

  • Dissemination of knowledge in the field of resource-saving technologies for the rational use of waterJun 23, 2015UNDP Turkmenistan and Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan held a series of two-day trainings within the framework of the project “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan at national and local levels” in the pilot regions of Nohur, Karakum and Sakarchaga.

  • UNDP assists in finalizing the National Action Plan on Human Rights.Jun 1, 2015During May 26-27, two international experts engaged by UNDP worked together with the group of national experts under the Interministerial Commission on Treaty Bodies to finalize the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) for 2015-2020. The plan is largely based on the recommendation of the Universal Periodic Review and concluding observations of the other international treaty bodies. It is expected that the Government of Turkmenistan will approve the NHRAP in 2015. It will serve as the roadmap for implementation of the treaty bodies’ recommendations, monitoring of the progress based on concrete indicators and deadlines, and national reporting for the next 5 years.

  • Energy audit – a tool for energy conservationMay 28, 2015Another seminar on the fundamentals of energy audit of residential buildings has taken place, this time in the city of Turkmenbashi over 12-15 May 2015. This concluded the series of training sessions on energy audit in all regions of the country. The events, organized by the UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan” jointly with the State Corporation “Turkmengaz” and the Ministry of Communal Services of Turkmenistan, gathered representatives of residential utility agencies, gas supply and energy oversight enterprises of the Balkan velayat, and others with an interest in energy conservation.

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