Turkmenistan and the UN signed a joint program “Improving the social protection system by introducing inclusive quality social services at the local level” on Monday, December 16th.
The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The document was signed by UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Elena Panova and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov.
The new project is aimed at developing a system of social services in the country with active collaboration with UN agencies.
The project was developed as part of a partnership between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations in the field of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals at the national level.
Turkmenistan is one of the first countries in the world that adopted at the government level the global Sustainable Development Goals, fully adapting them to national policy. To date, most of the goals of the SDGs are reflected in ongoing national and sectoral programs of the country.
The signed joint program will create the legal basis for strengthening and expanding cooperation between state bodies and public organizations of Turkmenistan with relevant UN agencies.