UN personnel raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goals

Aug 11, 2017

Ashgabat, 9-11 August 2017: A three-day seminar has taken place discussing in detail the progressive role Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have had in Turkmenistan.

UN Country Team offered its staff an opportunity to increase their knowledge of the Agenda 2030, to learn about UNCT work on SDGs and familiarize with the progress on Agenda 2030 in Turkmenistan. The staff was also encouraged to understand how to live more sustainably, by changing consumption patterns, using active transport and buying local foods.

The seminar included a comprehensive slide presentation, videos and some group work. Robust conversation and debate took place among the UN staff while discussing all seventeen SDGs at length. The workshop provided invaluable information on the role SDG’s are having in Turkmenistan and around the globe generally.

The United Nations agencies in Turkmenistan began in 2015 to advocate to the government about the significance of the emerging agenda on SDGs. At the UN Summit in 2015, the Government of Turkmenistan extended its full support to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and by so doing, gave life to the national SDG rollout process.

UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and UNICEF Representative Ms.Shaheen Nilofer reiterated that “the evolving reforms of Secretary-General António Guterres must be looked at” and that UN staff across the globe need to pull together their expertise to ensure the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is successful. She has also reaffirmed that adequate funding must be set aside to ensure the 2030 Agenda is effective.

Contact person

Ms.Sofiya Yuvshanova

UN Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

E-mail: sofiya.yuvshanova@undp.org

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