Turkmenistan, UN mull implementation of sustainable development goals
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 20
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A meeting was held in the Turkmen Foreign Ministry within a round table dedicated to the discussion of the issues of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry on Dec. 20.
The representatives of ministries of Turkmenistan, heads of the UN agencies in Turkmenistan attended the event.
The foundation for the implementation of 148 of 169 objectives of Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by Turkmenistan in the medium term in three key strategic areas, namely, economy, social sphere and environmental safety, was laid in 2018.
“Turkmenistan became one of the first countries in the region which determined sustainable development priorities for itself for the next 15 years,” Elena Panova, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, said.
In June, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan signed a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in the mobilization of financing of development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Turkmenistan.
The Sustainable Development Goals ensure the balance of all components of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
The matter rests in the elimination of poverty in all its forms, ensuring of food security, quality education, gender equality, rational use of water resources, taking of urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences, preserving of the oceans, seas and marine resources, etc.