Joint Program of the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN signed in Ashgabat

Today, on September 21, there was a ceremony of signing the Joint Program with the UN titled: “Raising awareness and engaging youth to mitigate the multidimensional risks and threats posed by the global pandemic”.

From Turkmen side the document was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov. From UN side the document was signed by the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko.

The given project is aimed at strengthening the capacity of government officials at the local level, as well as implementation in these communities of the Socio-economic response plan with a human security approach in an integrated and people-centered way.

Besides that, the Program is aimed at the youth in separate districts so that to increase their resilience and allow them to contribute to the development of local communities.

As is known, this project will be implemented within the framework of the joint activities of the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Organization directed to realization of the Sustainable Development Goals at national level.

Then, a meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko was held.

During the constructive talk the parties discussed the priority issues of collaboration of the Government of Turkmenistan with the United Nations Organization.