Ashgabat holds Workshop on strategy planning for the UNDAF 2016-2020

Ashgabat holds Workshop on strategy planning for the UNDAF 2016-2020

Seminar on strategy planning for the UN Development Assistance Framework for Turkmenistan (UNDAF) 2016-2020 has been held in Ashgabat on...

Turkmenistan hosts international conference on the  role of transport and transit corridors Transport

Turkmenistan hosts international conference on the role of transport and transit corridors Transport

The role of transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation,  stability and sustainable development will be discussed at a...

"Human Development Report - 2014", published by UNDP shows the growth of the human development index of Turkmenistan

Human development progress in developing countries of Europe & Central Asia has slowed, and the region continues to face significant...

Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

H.E. Esen Aydogdyev, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN Office in Geneva today signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

The International Conference on Migration and Statelessness: Identifying Challenges and the Way Forward organized by the Government of...

Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Venezuela – with residence in New York – Aksoltan Ataeva presented her...

Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

Turkmen biologists and experts of the UK Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have made joint expeditions to Koytendag and Badkhyz...

Foreign Ministry discusses cooperation with the regional director of the United Nations Population Fund

Foreign Ministry discusses cooperation with the regional director of the United Nations Population Fund

On May 27, 2014 the Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Mr. Heimo Laakkonen held...

UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

From 15 to 17 May, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, will undertake her first official visit to the Republic of Turkmenistan. During the...

Turkmen delegation participates in 17th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology

Turkmen delegation participates in 17th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology

The 17th session of ECOSOC’s subsidiary body, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, is taking place in Geneva. The Turkmen...

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    Ashgabat holds Workshop on strategy planning for the UNDAF 2016-2020

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    Turkmenistan hosts international conference on the role of transport and transit corridors...

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    Turkmenistan signs MoU with IRU on creation of a Model Highway in Central Asia and Caspian region

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    Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

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    Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

    Thursday, 12 June 2014 22:02
  • Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites

    Turkmen and British scientists work on inclusion of Badkhyz and Koytendag in the UNESCO List of...

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    Foreign Ministry discusses cooperation with the regional director of the United Nations...

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014 17:22
  • UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

    UNESCO Director-General boosts cooperation with Turkmenistan

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014 17:07
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    Turkmen delegation participates in 17th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology

    Monday, 12 May 2014 20:13

Nuclear powers pledge not to use weapons on Central Asian nations

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Nuclear-weapon States signed the Protocol to the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia

Five nuclear powers: Russia, Great Britain, China, the United States and France  should without delay ratify the Protocol on security guarantees to the Treaty on a nuclear-free zone in Central Asia that they signed on Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made this statement. According to him, this achievement has become “a concrete step” aimed at the creation of the first such zone in the Northern Hemisphere.

The United Nations Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Protocol . The Protocol commits the nuclear-weapon States to respect the application of the Treaty in Central Asia as well as not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against the parties to the Treaty,” according to a UN statement. 

“When the Treaty entered into force on 21 March 2009, it created the world’s first nuclear-weapon-free zone located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere. The Secretary-General congratulates the five Central Asia States: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on their achievement today of the first concrete step towards theconsolidation of the zone. He hopes that the nuclear-weapon States ratify the Protocol without delay,” it says. “The Secretary-General reiterates his strong support for the further establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones, which contribute to the strengthening of global norms against nuclear weapons to the benefit of non-proliferation, regional security and disarmament,” it adds.

It is remarkable that the protocol to the treaty has been signed today by all nuclear-weapon states simultaneously. This is the first such example in the world. 

There are four other treaties on nuclear-weapons-free zones - in Latin America and the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia and Africa. Mongolia's self-declared nuclear-free status has also been recognised through a United Nations General Assembly resolution.

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