Speaking at a conference devoted to Turkmenistan’s cooperation with international organizations, special representative of the UN Secretary-General, head of the Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia German noted that the Center became one of the first UN structures designed to use and promote preventive diplomacy as a tool for maintaining inter-state dialogue and developing cooperation.
“Prevention is our common goal to ensure peace and stability in the Central Asian region,” added Natalia Herman.
Implementing many useful initiatives and creating new platforms for common interaction, the format of the annual meetings of Deputy Foreign Ministers under the auspices of the RCPDCA began to include not only the countries of Central Asia, but also Afghanistan.
Strengthening its activities on counter-terrorism problematics, the Center, in cooperation with the United Nations, organizes a number of activities in matters of border control, combating the financing of terrorism, and preventing the use of the Internet for propaganda and recruitment purposes.
Young people are a huge resource for maintaining peace and development in the region, so the Regional Center launched a new initiative “Preventive Academy” for dialogue between young people and state leaders.
Ms. Herman expressed confidence that the international forum in Ashgabat, which is scheduled to be held on December 12, on the International Day of Neutrality, would be a part of the process of determining the future of the UN.