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25 February 2015 - PANEL DISCUSSION ON “TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT CORRIDORS: TIME FOR ACTION”

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The Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) have the honour to invite you to take part in the Panel Discussion “Transport and Transit Corridors: Time for Action” to be held at 

Conference Room 6 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

25 February 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Panel discussion would focus on steps towards implementing the UN GA Resolution of 19 December 2014 entitled “Role of transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation for sustainable development”. The Resolution initiated by the Government of Turkmenistan was supported by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and co-sponsored by 66 countries. The Resolution became the first document which brings transportation issues to the highest political level and establishes guidelines for the development of the global transport system, its contribution for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. 

The Resolution invites Member States, relevant regional and international organizations and entities of the United Nations system, including the regional commissions, to express their views on issues relating to the development of transport and transit corridors by preparing reports, which will be later analyzed and presented in a summary report of the UN Secretary General to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. 

The purpose of this Panel Discussion is to inform UN Member States, international organizations and business community about the most important issues raised in the Resolution, the tasks which are faced by the international community. It will also focus on potential areas for actions, which will turn transport and transit corridors into instruments for achieving sustainable development goals. The Mission of Turkmenistan and the IRU look forward to welcoming you at this event.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

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Taking action to promote gender equality in Turkmenistan

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Taking action to promote gender equality in Turkmenistan12 February 2015. Traditional views of their role in society have often kept women in Turkmenistan from experiencing the equal rights promised by the country’s laws. A significant move towards closing the gap between laws and reality was made in late January with the government’s adoption of the first National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan. The plan, which covers the period 2015-2020, was supported by UNFPA through technical assistance, including the organizing of seminars, workshops, and study tours to expose local officials to international best practices.

‘The National Action Plan will help define more concrete and clear direction for work on gender issues in Turkmenistan,’ said Shemshat Atajanova, head of the Department of Human Rights, National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan. ‘Implementation of the goals and objectives of the National Action Plan will make positive changes in women’s enjoyment of their rights and will help the state fulfil its international obligations to ensure equal rights between men and women.’

The action plan includes steps to create more gender-responsive legislation, raise awareness among women of their rights, assess the effectiveness of current mechanisms for gender equality, transform and eliminate gender stereotypes, address all forms of gender-based violence, increase the number of women in top management positions, promote women’s participation in non-traditional educational fields, increase the competitiveness of women in the job market, and promote better access to healthcare and reproductive health services, as well as ensuring the fulfillment of international treaty obligations.

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Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan launched the Children´s Paintings Online Competition entitled "Year of Neutrality and Peace"

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Dear compatriots!

Please be invited to participate in the Children´s Paintings Competition entitled "Year of Neutrality and Peace". All children in the age  from 4 to 16 can take part in the competition by sending paintings to our email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

10 winners will be defined during ceremony on the International Children's Day 1 June 2015 at the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations.  

Please read the Competition's Concept Note.

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