ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN, 12 January 2016 – A Global campaign #EarlyMomentsMatter was launched at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. The new campaign, supported by the LEGO Foundation, drives increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain. During this critical window of opportunity, brain cells can make up to 1,000 new connections every second – a once-in-a-lifetime speed. These connections contribute to children’s brain function and learning, and lay the foundation for their future health and happiness. A lack of nurturing care – which includes adequate nutrition, stimulation, love and protection from stress and violence – can impede the development of these critical connections.
Ashgabat, 20 December, 2016 – The second round of joint meetings of Results Groups formed under Turkmenistan-United Nations Partnership Framework for Development 2016-2020 (PFD) was held from 11 November to 15 December 2016
Ashgabat. 11 January 2017. Today, Ms. Elena Panova, new United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, has presented her credentials to His Excellency Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan. “For me this was a great honour to meet with H.E. Mr. Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov and present the letter of credentials signed by the UN Secretary-General appointing me as UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan. This is my first assignment to Turkmenistan and to Central Asian region” said Ms. Elena Panova.