Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran inaugurate international railway

Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran inaugurate international railway

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of the Islamic...

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Turkmenistan reaffirms a commitment to safeguard its children

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Turkmenistan reaffirms a commitment to safeguard its children

“Wellbeing of children is a top priority for the Government of Turkmenistan. With signing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC),...

International conference in Turkmenistan calls for inclusion of every child in quality learning

International conference in Turkmenistan calls for inclusion of every child in quality learning

An estimated 1.1 million children with disabilities form a significant proportion of the out-of-school population in Central and Eastern Europe and...

Ashgabat holds Workshop on strategy planning for the UNDAF 2016-2020

Ashgabat holds Workshop on strategy planning for the UNDAF 2016-2020

Seminar on strategy planning for the UN Development Assistance Framework for Turkmenistan (UNDAF) 2016-2020 has been held in Ashgabat on...

Turkmenistan hosts international conference on the  role of transport and transit corridors Transport

Turkmenistan hosts international conference on the role of transport and transit corridors Transport

The role of transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation,  stability and sustainable development will be discussed at a...

"Human Development Report - 2014", published by UNDP shows the growth of the human development index of Turkmenistan

Human development progress in developing countries of Europe & Central Asia has slowed, and the region continues to face significant...

Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

H.E. Esen Aydogdyev, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN Office in Geneva today signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

The International Conference on Migration and Statelessness: Identifying Challenges and the Way Forward organized by the Government of...

Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Venezuela – with residence in New York – Aksoltan Ataeva presented her...

Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

Turkmen biologists and experts of the UK Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have made joint expeditions to Koytendag and Badkhyz...

  •  Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran inaugurate international railway

    Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran inaugurate international railway

    Thursday, 04 December 2014 15:04
  • On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Turkmenistan reaffirms a commitment to safeguard its children

    On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Turkmenistan reaffirms a...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 22:25
  • International conference in Turkmenistan calls for inclusion of every child in quality learning

    International conference in Turkmenistan calls for inclusion of every child in quality learning

    Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:04
  • Ashgabat holds Workshop on strategy planning for the UNDAF 2016-2020

    Ashgabat holds Workshop on strategy planning for the UNDAF 2016-2020

    Friday, 12 September 2014 15:34
  • Turkmenistan hosts international conference on the  role of transport and transit corridors Transport

    Turkmenistan hosts international conference on the role of transport and transit corridors...

    Wednesday, 03 September 2014 15:05
  • "Human Development Report - 2014", published by UNDP shows the growth of the human development...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:50
  • Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

    Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

    Tuesday, 01 July 2014 22:21
  • Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

    Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

    Monday, 23 June 2014 17:30
  • Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

    Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

    Thursday, 12 June 2014 22:02
  • Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

    Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of...

    Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:42

Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization has been appointed

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Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization has been appointed

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made new diplomatic appointments.

By the presidential decree, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Austria (city of Vienna) Mr. Silapberdi Nurberdiyev has been appointed Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. 

Turkmenistan continues to support UNODC regional efforts

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Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry officials discussed with the delegation led by Senior Program Coordinator of the UNODC Regional Program for Afghanistan Mr. Jeremy Milsom the issues on implementation of the Regional Program to support the efforts on fighting against the drug trafficking in Afghanistan and neighboring countries for 2011-2015.

Being the member of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs for 2012-2015, Turkmenistan conducts constructive foreign policy in active support of international dialogue on finding the solutions based on effective counteraction and fighting against drug trafficking.

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Mejlis elects leaders at first parliamentary session

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The Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan of the fifth convocation convened for its first session in Ashgabat. The members of the Mejlis elected new leaders of the national parliament and defined their priority tasks. The first session was led by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The parliamentary session was also attended by the Vice-Premiers of Turkmenistan, heads of ministries and departments, members of the Council of Elders, heads of regional and district administrations, representatives of political parties, public associations, the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan, Turkmen ambassadors to foreign countries, heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in Ashgabat, representatives of local and foreign media.

Land users learn adaptation approaches to climate change

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Land users learn adaptation approaches to climate changeWithin the framework of joint project of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) “Addressing climate change risks to farming system in Turkmenistan at national and community levels”, a seminar was held in Ashgabat on the topic on "Strengthening the capacity at national and local levels for sustainable management of water resources in climate change realities." 

The seminar was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Water Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Nature Protection, representatives of local communities - land users from the pilot regions, as well as national experts of the project and UNDP staff.
In the course of the seminar, the participants discussed the important issues related to climate change and increasing water scarcity. Participants were presented with information about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol of the UNFCCC, the first and second National Communication on Climate Change and on the preparation of third Communication of Turkmenistan under the UNFCCC. The workshop participants and project experts discussed in more details the contribution of the project to implementation of the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change and adaptation measures included in the investment plan developed for each pilot region.

Turkmenistan sums up parliamentary elections

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В Туркменистане подведены итоги парламентских выборов

The Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of Turkmenistan (CEC) has summed up the results of elections of deputies of the Mejlis of the fifth convocation. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the CEC announced that out of 283 candidates 125 were elected as deputies of the Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan of the fifth convocation.

The pool of elected deputies accounts for 47 representatives of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, 14 representatives of the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, 33 representatives of the Trade Unions, 16 representatives of the Women's Union, 8 representatives of the Magtumguly Youth Organization and 7 representatives of the groups of citizens of Turkmenistan.

The newly elected deputies of the national parliament include representatives of the public organizations, leading specialists from various branches of the national economy, education and science, culture and art, agricultural workers. It should also be noted that the newly elected deputies belong to different nationalities, including Russian, Kazakh and Uzbek nationalities.

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Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Georgia appointed

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In accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Azerbaijan (Baku) Toily Komekov is also appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Georgia.

Turkmenistan, UNDP discuss aspects of cooperation in renewable energy sphere

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Turkmenistan, UNDP discuss aspects of cooperation in renewable energy sphere

UNDP’s international expert on energy efficiency Mark Chao had a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The meeting was attended by heads of relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan. The sides discussed prospects of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNDP.

According to the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the sides also discussed joint work for development of the project document “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources for Sustainable Water Management in Turkmenistan.”

Ashgabat hosted a two-day seminar on Renewable energy technology and intelligent networks

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Ashgabat hosted a two-day seminar on Renewable energy technology and intelligent networks

Ashgabat hosted a two-day seminar entitled "Renewable energy technology and intelligent networks", which completed long-term program of the U.S. Agency for Development (USAID) on regional energy security, efficiency and trade in electricity «RESET».

The program has been implemented since 2010. The next event was dedicated to the sphere of renewable energy and technology of intelligent networks "Smart Grid".

The role of renewable sources in the overall electricity generation process, technology for generation and storage of electricity, features and limitations of the use of renewable energy sources and their integration into the power supply system were discussed.

Anti-tobacco law takes effect in Turkmenistan

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Anti-tobacco law takes effect in Turkmenistan

The law “On protection of public health from exposure to tobacco smoke and consequences of tobacco consumption” has been put into force in Turkmenistan.

As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the law defines the principles of state policy in the field of public health protection from exposure to tobacco smoke and consequences of tobacco consumption, and regulates relations arising from import, sale and consumption of tobacco products in Turkmenistan.

The law prohibits smoking in certain areas in the premises of enterprises, organizations and institutions and imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising in all forms and all types in the mass media and places of trade.

Turkmenistan and UNDP to strengthen partnership in national capacity development and institutional building

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Turkmenistan and UNDP to strengthen partnership in national capacity development and institutional buildingThe Government of Turkmenistan and UNDP have agreed to increase government cost-sharing for UNDP activities in the country. Such statement was made during the visit of Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS.
During her 3 day visit on 18-21 December 2013, Ms. Sultanoglu had meetings with the President of Turkmenistan H.E. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Rashid Meredov and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Mr. Annamuhammet Gochiev. The UNDP Regional Director discussed at the highest level increasing government cost-sharing for UNDP projects commensurate with Turkmenistan’s status of upper middle income country, strengthening national ownership and creating an interaction mechanism whereby the Government will communicate in what areas of national priority the support from UNDP will be needed.

Turkmen officials drafted the Human Rights Action Plan of Turkmenistan

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Turkmen officials drafted the Human Rights Action Plan of TurkmenistanMembers 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.
The NHRAP is a consolidated programme, foreseeing on specific steps towards improving national legislation, mechanisms and its implementation on national systems of protection and promotion of human rights, to be made by the Government in order to set the country’s priorities in promotion and protection of human rights as well as to meet state’s international human rights obligation. The draft NHRAP of Turkmenistan is based on the national standards of law, strategies and programmes, as well as on the recommendations, made for the country by the Universal Periodic Review and UN Treaty Bodies, to which Turkmenistan is a party.

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