A program on involving youths in countering the pandemic starts in Turkmenistan

A program on involving youths in countering the pandemic starts in Turkmenistan

In Ashgabat, at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan, on Tuesday, the signing ceremony of a joint program with the UN "Raising awareness and engaging youth to mitigate the multidimensional risks and threats associated with the global pandemic" was held.

The document was signed by Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko, the website of the country's foreign ministry said.

The project is aimed at strengthening the capacity of government officials at the local level, implementing the Socio-Economic Response Plan in localities, taking into account the approach to ensuring human security in an integrated and people-centered way. The program targets young people in the regions to increase their resilience and contribute to the development of local communities.

This project will be implemented as part of the joint work of the government of Turkmenistan with the UN to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at the national level.

Meredov and Shlapachenko also discussed priority issues of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN.

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