Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Mar.18
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Petko Draganov of Bulgaria as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, said the message of the UN News Centre.
The UNRCCA was established in 2007 to assist and support the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in finding solutions for emerging problems and eliminating potential threats and works closely with regional organizations and is an arena for deepening their cooperation in the interests of the peoples of Central Asia, peace and stability in the region.
UN secretary-general in 2008 took the initiative to strengthen the preventive and mediating role of the organization, which will move from the practice of settlement of armed conflicts to formation of a culture of their prevention, strengthening measures aimed at eliminating the causes of tension and war.
Edited by CN