Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Aug. 26 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmenistan has acceded to a number of UN environmental conventions, the State and Law Institute under the Turkmen President reported.
Turkmenistan ,as the subject of the international community, has ratified a number of environmental conventions: the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal and the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters
Measures, adopted by Turkmenistan for the effective implementation of the international conventions on nature protection, serve as the basis for new initiatives at the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.
As a part of the major international forum, Turkmenistan will focus the world community's attention on climate change, water management and combating desertification.