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25 February 2015 - PANEL DISCUSSION ON “TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT CORRIDORS: TIME FOR ACTION”

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The Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) have the honour to invite you to take part in the Panel Discussion “Transport and Transit Corridors: Time for Action” to be held at 

Conference Room 6 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

25 February 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Panel discussion would focus on steps towards implementing the UN GA Resolution of 19 December 2014 entitled “Role of transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation for sustainable development”. The Resolution initiated by the Government of Turkmenistan was supported by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and co-sponsored by 66 countries. The Resolution became the first document which brings transportation issues to the highest political level and establishes guidelines for the development of the global transport system, its contribution for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. 

The Resolution invites Member States, relevant regional and international organizations and entities of the United Nations system, including the regional commissions, to express their views on issues relating to the development of transport and transit corridors by preparing reports, which will be later analyzed and presented in a summary report of the UN Secretary General to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. 

The purpose of this Panel Discussion is to inform UN Member States, international organizations and business community about the most important issues raised in the Resolution, the tasks which are faced by the international community. It will also focus on potential areas for actions, which will turn transport and transit corridors into instruments for achieving sustainable development goals. The Mission of Turkmenistan and the IRU look forward to welcoming you at this event.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

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Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan launched the Children´s Paintings Online Competition entitled "Year of Neutrality and Peace"

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Dear compatriots!

Please be invited to participate in the Children´s Paintings Competition entitled "Year of Neutrality and Peace". All children in the age  from 4 to 16 can take part in the competition by sending paintings to our email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

10 winners will be defined during ceremony on the International Children's Day 1 June 2015 at the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations.  

Please read the Competition's Concept Note.

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Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran inaugurate international railway

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President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani have inaugurated Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran transnational railway.

The heads of three states arrived at the Turkmen railway station “Akyayla” (white plain) on the Turkmen-Iranian border. The Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran had a trilateral meeting, during which they underlined the historic significance of the railway opening. The interlocutors expressed the continued commitment of their countries to the traditional relations of friendship, good neighborliness and fruitful cooperation.

Then, the Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran delivered short speeches at the ceremony of opening of the new transnational railway.

As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted in his speech, the longest part of the railway runs through the territory of Turkmenistan, accounting for 825 kilometers along with the side tracks. According to the President of Turkmenistan, from the economic point of view this railway is the shortest route for cargo delivery, including transit, as well as passenger transportation in the future. Time is currently the most important factor. In this regard, shortening the period of freight turnover provides a significant competitive advantage. In turn, it will take effect on business activities and ultimately on the growth of welfare of the peoples.

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