Multilateral cooperation

In cooperation with UNODC, a port control unit was opened at the Farap dry port

In cooperation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, within the framework of the UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme, the opening of the Port Control Unit took place at Turkmenistan’s Farap customs post on the border with Uzbekistan. Global Container Control Programme helps to strengthen the security of the international supply chain by building the capacity of national customs/border agencies to detect the use of maritime, land and air cargo for illegal purposes...

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National Parliament adopted resolutions on Turkmenistan’s accession to the UNCITRAL conventions on foreign arbitral awards and on international sale of goods

On April 2, 2022, during the 17th meeting of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, the Parliament unanimously adopted resolutions on the accession of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958 (New York Convention), as well as to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 (Vienna Convention). Turkmenistan's participation in international conve...

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Turkmenistan joins the UNESCO Convention on the Prohibition of Illicit Traffic in Cultural Property

During the 17th meeting of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, a resolution was adopted on the accession of Turkmenistan to the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in Paris on November 14, 1970. The Convention stipulates the establishment of the national agency for the protection of cultural heritage, the improvement of the nati...

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Turkmenistan joins the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

On April 2, 2022, during the 17th meeting of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, a resolution was adopted on Turkmenistan's accession to the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, adopted in Bangkok in 2016. The framework agreement is administered by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and is aimed at introducing modern forms of trade, including through the adaptation...

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Turkmenistan and WHO held 41 events in the first quarter of 2022 within the Annual action plan

In January-March of this year, Turkmenistan and the World Health Organization held 41 events within the Annual Plan in priority areas of cooperation with the WHO Country Office. This Plan was signed on January 3, 2022, defining the development of health diplomacy and the digitalization of healthcare as priority areas for cooperation. The main health diplomacy focus is to promote the initiative and establish a regional center on epidemiology, virology and bacteriology fo...

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Membership of Turkmenistan in the specialized bodies of the UN

1 Vice-President of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2021-2023 2 Executive Committee of the Program of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Permanent member 3 Trade and Development Council United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Permanent member 4 United Nations Com...

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Turkmenistan continues cooperation with the European Union within rule of law projects

Annual Work Plan for Turkmenistan was agreed within the project entitled “Promoting transparency and action against economic crime” (CA TAEC) as a part of the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme. This project cofounded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Economic Crime and Cooperation Division of the Council of Europe. The main objective of the regional project is to strengthen the national capacity to combat economic crime and fight corru...

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