Cooperation with UNESCO - one of priorities of Turkmenistan's foreign policy

Business Materials 6 January 2021 15:33 (UTC +04:00)
Cooperation with UNESCO - one of priorities of Turkmenistan's foreign policy

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 6

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Cooperation with the UN in general and with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in particular is one of the priorities of Turkmenistan's foreign policy, UNESCO told Trend.

The main goal of Turkmenistan's accession to UNESCO was the task of establishing international cooperation, among other things, in the field of humanities.

"Currently, cooperation between UNESCO and Turkmenistan covers almost all priority areas within the sphere of interests of both sides, which are aimed at achieving the goals and objectives of universal development, including within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals until 2030," the message reads.

Having become a full-fledged subject of the system of international relations in connection with its accession to the UN in March 1992, Turkmenistan has embarked on an active foreign policy, including the comprehensive development of cooperation in the field of education, science, culture and communication. This policy fully fits into the context of the country's entry into the global processes of educational, scientific and cultural integration.

In education there is active collaboration with relevant departments of Turkmenistan and the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office (UTCO) (Iran) in implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals in Turkmenistan, in particular the fourth goal of Sustainable Development – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote learning opportunities throughout life for everyone.

Turkmenistan became a full member of UNESCO in 1993. At the same time, for the practical implementation of the tasks in this direction, the National Commission for UNESCO was created, which functions to this day.

"Throughout all these years, Turkmenistan has always followed its obligations undertaken within the framework of UNESCO and has made an important contribution to the achievement of the goals and objectives of this organization.

The UNESCO secretariat notes that Turkmenistan has shown itself to be a responsible member of the organization, proving in practice its commitment to the ideals and objectives of UNESCO.

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