Multilateral cooperation

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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Turkmenistan is considering the possibility of joining the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

On March 30, 2022, an online meeting of representatives of Turkmenistan with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was held. At the meeting, the Fund was represented by the Vice-President Ms.Satu Santala. During the meeting, issues of developing cooperation between Turkmenistan and IFAD were discussed, including the possibility of joining the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Turkmenistan jointly with the OSCE held a seminar on the role of non-profit organizations in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism

On March 29, 2022, together with the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, an online seminar was organized on the tasks and functions of non-profit organizations in the implementation of the National Risk Management Action Plan for 2021-2022 in preparation for the Eurasian Group evaluation process on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism . The seminar was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and the Financial Monitoring Servic...

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