Programme on Engaging Youth in Countering Pandemic Starts in Turkmenistan

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Programme on Engaging Youth in Countering Pandemic Starts in Turkmenistan
Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko signed the Joint Programme.

The United Nations and the Government of Turkmenistan on Tuesday signed a new Joint Programme “Empowering and Engaging the youth to mitigate the multi-dimensional threats of the health pandemic”, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan said in its press release.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko signed the Joint Programme at the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.

The programme aims to strengthen the capacity of government officials at the local level, as well as to implement the Socio-Economic Response Plan in the communities inspired by the human security approach in ways that are people centered and integrated.

The programme also targets the youth in select regions to build their resilience and enable them to contribute to the development of local communities.

The joint programme will be implemented as part of the joint work of the Government of Turkmenistan with the UN, aimed at implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national level.