Press releases

  • New Regulations in Turkmenistan: Empowering Water Users’ Groups Oct 19, 2016

    The Mejlis of Turkmenistan has approved the law on the adoption and enforcement of the Water Code of Turkmenistan. The newly adopted code includes articles that enable community-based management of water resources by expanding the authority over management of the water resources to the water users’ groups and associations.

  • Regional Cooperation: Trade and Statistics Sep 30, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) promotes access to high quality reliable data. Together with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan, UNDP held a four-day regional training on international trade statistics for representatives of the statistics committees of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, India and Iran.

  • The Government of Turkmenistan Approves Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) to be Implemented over the next 15 years. Sep 21, 2016

    Ashgabat, September 20, 2016. The Government of Turkmenistan has formally adopted a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 148 targets and 198 indicators to be implemented over the next 15 years. The government’s decision, outlined in the diplomatic note, dated 20th September, was conveyed to Ms. Jacinta Barrins, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, at her meeting with Mr. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

  • Ensuring Continuous Access to TB Treatment Sep 7, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the StopTB Partnership introduced a new tool for monitoring and management of the medicines to treat tuberculosis (TB) throughout Turkmenistan. During the two-day practical training, UNDP has taught 16 TB doctors from regional and central facilities about the benefits and use of the “QuanTB”.

  • UNDP assists in preparations of national report on Economic, Social, Cultural, Rights Aug 19, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a two-day workshop with the Working Group of Interministerial Committee on UN Treaty Body obligations of Turkmenistan on preparation of the second national periodic report on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR).

  • Promoting Sustainable Development of the Cities of Turkmenistan Aug 5, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Committee for Nature Protection and Land Management held a workshop to discuss the idea and collect recommendations for the new project on sustainable urban development.

  • Lessons Learned and Experience to Adapt: Study Visit to Belarus Aug 3, 2016

    UNDP hosted a senior level meeting with deputy ministers of line agencies who took part in the study visit of the Turkmen energy experts to Belarus on June 25 – July 2 under UNDP/GEF project “Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Building Sector of Turkmenistan”.

  • Setting the Stage for Implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan Jul 20, 2016

    A one-day workshop was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss and agree on the lead agency who would coordinate the implementation of each of the actions of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP), 2016- 2020.

  • UNDP Promotes the establishment of Water Users’ Groups in Turkmenistan to Ensure Sustainable Use of Water Jul 19, 2016

    Thirty representatives of the three areas of the GEF-funded project “Addressing Climate Change Risks to Farming Systems in Turkmenistan at National and Community Level” came together for a four-day training to share and discuss their current water use practices and to learn how to establish water users’ groups (WUGs).

  • Turkmen energy experts visit Belarus to learn how they include energy efficiency measures in residential buildings Jul 15, 2016

    A group of energy experts from Turkmenistan visited Belarus on June 25 – July 2 to learn their practices and experience in how they include energy efficiency measures in the construction of residential houses.