On 20 April 2021, during the consecutive session of the United Nations
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Turkmenistan was elected to
the membership of the Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender
Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for 2020-2024.
UN-Women is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly
established in 2010 with the aim of rising the efficiency of the efforts of
the UN System agencies working on the issues of gender equality and the
expansion of the rights and opportunities of women. The given entity
stands as the leading body coordinating the work of the UN System on the
provision of gender equality.
The Executive Board of UN-Women carries out the main governing
functions and is composed of 51 Members who are elected by the UN
Economic and Social Council for the period of three years.
The given resolution is coherent with the efforts of the Government of
Turkmenistan on the involvement of women into the socio-political,
economic, social and cultural life of the country. One of the significant
national documents on the enhancement of the status of women is the
National Action Plan on Gender Equality in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025.
Turkmenistan elected to the post of Vice-Chairman of the
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
In the period from 20 to 21 April 2021, a meeting of the 69th session of
the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was held
in Geneva. The event brought together representatives at the level of
ministers and deputy ministers from UNECE member countries to
exchange best practices in the field of circular economy and set its course
over the next two years.
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During the high-level segment on the topic “Encouraging the
development of a circulating economy and sustainable use of natural
resources in the region of the Economic Commission for Europe”, the
Minister of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan Muhammetgeldi
Serdarov made a speech on behalf of the Turkmen side.
In his speech, Minister M. Serdarov noted that the transition to a
circulating economy based on maximizing added value will be possible if
control over reserves of natural resources is strengthened and a
sustainable balance of renewable resources is observed to preserve and
maintain natural capital at an inexhaustible level.
On April 21, 2021, in the afternoon, elections were held for the post of
Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Commission from among the
UNECE member states.
By unanimous decision, the following countries were elected as
Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the UNECE for the period 2021-
2023: Chairman – Republic of Austria; Vice-Chairmen – Swiss
Confederation and Turkmenistan.
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