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  • Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees,  Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

    Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

    On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those communities and people around the world who receive refugees and the internally displaced in their midst, offering them a safe place, and welcoming them in their schools, their workplaces and their societies.

  • The Government launches national campaign on early childhood development

    Ashgabat, 1 June 2017 – Today on the International Children’s Day, the Government of Turkmenistan under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry together with UNICEF launched the national public communication campaign on early childhood development (ECD) “First 1000 days of child’s life – the foundation for a happy future”.

  • Turkmenistan Develops System of SDG Monitoring

    Turkmenistan Develops System of SDG Monitoring

    Ashgabat, 20 June 2017: United Nations agencies and a number of ministries and government institutions of Turkmenistan have reached the final stage of establishing a mechanism for monitoring and assessment of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), approved in September 2016.

  • United Nations Turkmenistan supporting local NGOs to participate in global summits

    United Nations Turkmenistan supporting local NGOs to participate in global summits

    Ashgabat, 27 May 2016 -- “If we want disability to be a part of the post-2015 development agenda, then the grassroots leaders will have to be empowered as the role of people with disabilities and their organizations assume paramount importance. The aim is to create a platform for exchange

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays visit to Turkmenistan

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays visit to Turkmenistan

    June 13, 2017, Ashgabat. The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres arrived in Turkmenistan paying his first official visit to the country in this capacity. The Secretary-general met with the Government of Turkmenistan and participated at the High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia. The event was attended by the officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and representatives of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office and UN Counter-Terrorism Centre.

  • United Nations and the Government of Turkmenistan launch Tobacco Free environment initiative

    United Nations and the Government of Turkmenistan launch Tobacco Free environment initiative

    Ashgabat. May 31, 2017. The United Nations has partnered with the Government to conduct a series of Tobacco free activities in Turkmenistan within month of May. The activities dedicated to “No Tobacco May” included a public information campaign in City Park, an action «Tobacco-free car» in the framework of UN Global Road Safety week, a training for the Olympic Village volunteers and hospitality sector representatives. The joint initiative has culminated by the launch of the Tobacco-free UN Building on the last day of May. The UN staff and their partners came together to discuss benefits of tobacco-free working environment and agree on the steps to establish a Tobacco-free UN building. Young volunteers performed a flesh mob and a designated smoking place was introduced at the UN campus.

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July-December 2016