The signing ceremony of the joint program with the UN entitled "Improving the social protection system by introducing inclusive quality social services at the local level" took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on Monday.
According to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the document was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov and the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Elena Panova.
The project provides for active work to further improve the system of social services and the close cooperation in this area with the structures of the United Nations Organization.
The signed joint program will create the legal basis for strengthening and expanding the joint interaction of state bodies and public organizations of Turkmenistan with the relevant agencies of the United Nations.
Turkmenistan is among the first states to officially adopt UN Sustainable Development Goals and mainstream them into the national development plans and strategies.