AKIPRESS.COM - The Steering Committee for the Implementation of the Turkmenistan-UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025 (RPC) and the National Working Group for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Turkmenistan held a regular meeting on December 14, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports.
The event, chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov, was attended by UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan D. Shlapachenko, UN Permanent Representative in Turkmenistan N. Sahakyan, Head of the UNFPA Office in Turkmenistan A. Seyitliyeva, UNICEF Representative in Turkmenistan M. Fayazi, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Turkmenistan, Authorized Representative for Human Rights in Turkmenistan - Ombudsman, as well as representatives of relevant ministries and state agencies of the country.
The Foreign Minister focused on the need to systematize the mechanism of interaction and the instrument for implementing project and program activities of the ministries and state bodies of Turkmenistan with UN agencies in Ashgabat.
The expediency of resuming the work of the Turkmenistan-UN Strategic Advisory Council, reviewing and updating the composition of the council and holding joint meetings both on the CPF and on the SDGs and other spheres at the beginning of the year at the expert level and at the end of the year at the governing council was noted.
The speakers exchanged views on strengthening cooperation in legal and socio-economic areas. They focused on food security and climate change through the use of modern green technologies, digitalization and data management, further development of the education system with an emphasis on school and vocational education, strengthening health care capacity, and development of human rights institutions in Turkmenistan, in particular the formation of specialized areas within the structure of the Commissioner for Human Rights for the protection of children's rights, and ensuring women's rights.
The participants expressed confidence that the Turkmenistan-UN partnership has great prospects and will develop in a more dynamic manner.