"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...

Nuclear powers pledge not to use weapons on Central Asian nations

Nuclear powers pledge not to use weapons on Central Asian nations

Five nuclear powers: Russia, Great Britain, China, the United States and France  should without delay ratify the Protocol on security guarantees...

Climate risk assessment workshop was organised within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate Risk Management in Turkmenistan

Climate risk assessment workshop was organised within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate Risk Management in Turkmenistan

A second round of a climate risk assessment workshop was organised within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate Risk Management in...

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  • 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

    Tuesday, 01 July 2014 22:21
  • Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

    Ashgabat hosts two days International conference on migration and statelessness

    Monday, 23 June 2014 17:30
  • Turkmen Ambassador presents credentials to Venezuelan Vice President

    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...

    Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:42
  • 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...

    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
  • 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

    Monday, 12 May 2014 20:13
  • Nuclear powers pledge not to use weapons on Central Asian nations

    Nuclear powers pledge not to use weapons on Central Asian nations

    Wednesday, 07 May 2014 22:32
  • Climate risk assessment workshop was organised within the framework of the UNDP project of Climate Risk Management in Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan becomes member of International Organization for Migration

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Turkmenistan becomes member of International Organization for Migration

Turkmenistan was admitted as a full-fledged member of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at the 103rd session of this organization in Geneva, the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.

Turkmenistan officially handed a written request on the country’s intention to join the organization to IOM Director General William Lacy Swing in the course of work of the high-level segment of the main session of the Social and Economic Council (ECOSOC) in July 2013. Turkmenistan had observer status at the IOM since 1997.

Agreement on the TAPI gas pipeline construction project is signed in Ashgabat

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Agreement on the TAPI gas pipeline construction project is signed in Ashgabat

In the framework of the International Oil and Gas Forum that takes place in the Turkmen capital, the Transaction Advisory Services Agreement (TASA) on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline was signed by the Turkmengaz state concern, Afghanistan's state gas corporation, Pakistan's Interstate Gas Systems Ltd, Gali company (India), and the Asian Development Bank.

Noteworthy, by the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, in Ashgabat a regular Summit of the project member-countries was held on December 11, 2010. The Summit resulted in signing of the Framework Agreement on gas pipeline and the Intergovernmental Agreement on the TAPI project implementation were signed.

Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN was appointed as ambassador to Venezuela

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President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree appointing Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations (New York City, USA) Aksoltan Atayeva as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela concurrently.

Turkmenistan and Venezuela established diplomatic relations on 30 April 1996. In June 2012, Venezuela has opened the Consular and Trade Office in Turkmenistan. September 6-7, 2009, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez visited Turkmenistan on his first official visit.

In 2015 Turkmenistan will take over presidency in the "Central Asia plus Japan" Dialogue

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В 2015 году Туркменистан возьмёт на себя председательство в Диалоге «Центральная Азия + Япония»

The seventh meeting of senior officials of the "Central Asia plus Japan " Dialogue participating countries took place in Bishkek on October 22, 2013. Meeting was attended by the delegation of Turkmenistan.

The parties had a constructive discussion on regional cooperation, sustainable development, foreign trade and investment, as well as security in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

During the meeting, it was unanimously decided, that Turkmenistan will take the duty of "Central Asia plus Japan"Dialogue Chairmanship in 2015 for two years period.

UN-WOMEN delegation meets at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

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UN-WOMEN delegation meets at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

On October 9, 2013 meeting with the delegation of the UN-Women entity headed by Damira Sartbayeva, the head of the Office for Central Asia took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

During the meeting parties discussed the further cooperation between Turkmenistan and UN-Women Entity. Main attention had been paid to the questions of elaboration of the UN-Women Strategy in Central Asia for the period of 2014-2015, as well as the promotion of the gender equality in Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan to send humanitarian aid to Afghan border areas

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Turkmenistan will send humanitarian aid to the population living in the border areas of Afghanistan. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree to this effect at a regular government meeting.

As part of this action, Turkmenistan will donate sportswear, agricultural products, confectionery and school furniture to the neighboring country.

According to the presidential decree, the Ministry of Textile Industry, the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, the State Food Industry Association and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan will be in charge of this action.

© TURKMENISTAN.RU, 2013

Turkmenistan was elected to the membership of executive council of UNESCO for 2013-2017

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Turkmenistan was elected to the membership of executive council of UNESCO for 2013-2017On November 13th, 2013 in Paris at the 37th session of the main conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Turkmenistan was elected to the membership of Organization's Executive Council for 2013-2017. 

Turkmenistan participated in the 4th group and the candidates from 7 countries namely Bangladesh, India, China, Nepal, Turkmenistan, Japan, and Vanuatu offered their candidacies for 6 places. Out of 185 countries with the right to participate in the elections - 134 countries voted in favor of candidacy of Turkmenistan. Bangladesh, India, China, Nepal and Japan were elected as the members of Executive council of UNESCO together with Turkmenistan.

© The Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations

Turkmenistan grants citizenship to stateless persons

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Turkmenistan grants citizenship to stateless personsChairing an enlarged government meeting, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree granting citizenship of Turkmenistan to persons who permanently reside in the territory of the country without citizenship, “given the right of people to freely choose citizenship.” 609 people will be granted Turkmen citizenship.

While signing the decree, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that Turkmenistan, as a member of the United Nations, strictly fulfills its commitments and provides comprehensive support to all the individuals who received citizenship of Turkmenistan, within the framework of the Turkmen Constitution and in accordance with the UN Convention on Stateless Persons, on human rights, etc.

Turkmenistan appoints Ambassador to Japan

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Назначен посол Туркменистана в ЯпонииBy the presidential decree, Gurbanammet Eliasov has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Japan (Tokyo city). By another decree of the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanmamet Eliasov has been conferred the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Turkmenistan develops National strategy on biodiversity

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Туркменистан разрабатывает стратегию по биоразнообразиюAshgabat hosted the first meeting of the Interministerial working group to develop National strategy and action plan on biodiversity. This project is supported by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, United Nations Development Programme in Turkmenistan (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Implementation of the project started in July this year and will continue until December 2015. Working group includes representatives of the Ministries of nature, oil, gas industry and mineral resources, agriculture, water management, economics and development, finance, the State Committee for Tourism and the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development of Turkmenistan.

The main objectives of the project is to developand implementa comprehensive program to meet the requirements of the Convention on Biodiversity, ratified by Turkmenistan in 1996.

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