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Pursuing Sustainable Transport to Make Lives Better for all
Pursuing Sustainable Transport to Make Lives Better for all

 “This first-ever UN conference dedicated to sustainable transport reflects the growing awareness of the crucial role that sustainable transport plays in advancing sustainable development and climate action,” UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General Mr. Wu Hongbo said today as he briefed the press on the upcoming Global Sustainable Transport Conference.   Taking place on 27-28 November in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the Conference seeks to show the importance of sustainable transport in promoting...

Final Rails of the First Phase of the Asian International Railroad Track Have Been Laid
Final Rails of the First Phase of the Asian International Railroad Track Have Been Laid

On October 30, Turkmen specialists laid the finishing rails at Akina station (IRA) - in the terminal point of the Turkmen-Afghan railway. The project of building the first stage of the Asian international railway corridor - section Atamyrat-Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) - Akina (Afghanistan) has been carried out.   The total length of this section of the transnational railroad is 88 kilometers, including 85 kilometers of the track running through the territory of our country, and three more kilometers between Ima...

Expert Panel Finds That Greener, More Efficient and Sustainable Transport can Save Trillions and Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Expert Panel Finds That Greener, More Efficient and Sustainable Transport can Save Trillions and Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

28 OCT 2016 - New York, 28 October – Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Finding that global, national and local transport systems are hobbled by inefficiencies and a lack of sustainable investments, the expert panel issued a report entitled “Mobilizing Sus...

UN Secretary-General Highlights Transport Needs for LLDCs
UN Secretary-General Highlights Transport Needs for LLDCs

13 October 2016: Speaking at a high-level meeting on sustainable transport for landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) that convened in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the role of sustainable transport in tackling climate change and building a cleaner, greener world. He called attention to the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport, which will convene in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from 26-27 November 2016. Ban highlighted sustainable transport as “a special chall...

Parliament (Mejlis) of Turkmenistan Ratified the Paris Agreement
Parliament (Mejlis) of Turkmenistan Ratified the Paris Agreement

Today, on the 15th of October, 2016, the Parliament of Turkmenistan has ratified the Paris Agreement approved at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-21) in Paris on 12 December, 2015 and signed by Turkmenistan on 23 September, 2016 at the UN Headquarters in New York.   Turkmenistan being an active supporter of the prevention of negative consequences of climate change, consistently conducts numerous events aimed at reduction of green house emissions into the atmosphere. A good example of it is the National ...

Ratification of International Transport Documents
Ratification of International Transport Documents

Today the Parliament (Mejlis) of Turkmenistan has ratified the International Convention on Harmonization of Frontier Control of Goods and the Intergovernmental Agreement on “Dry ports”. As is known, in Turkmenistan under the leadership of the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the national programs aimed at comprehensive modernization of material and technical basis of transport sphere, expansion of existing and creation of new transport and communication networks have been developed a...

The delegation of Turkmenistan completed it’s visit to the UN General Assembly Session in New York
The delegation of Turkmenistan completed it’s visit to the UN General Assembly Session in New York

On 23 September the delegation of Turkmenistan continued its participation in the events of the high-level week of the 71-st session of the UN General Assembly.   One of the highlights of the day was the solemn ceremony of signing by Turkmenistan of the historic Paris Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters.   The signing is the first step through which the state expresses its readiness to proceed with the implementation of internal procedures necessary for preparation of agreement ratification. ...

The delegation of Turkmenistan put forward initiatives addressing the 71st session of the UN General Assembly
The delegation of Turkmenistan put forward initiatives addressing the 71st session of the UN General Assembly

On 22 September 2016, in the framework of the second day of participation of Turkmenistan’s delegation in the work of the segment of high level of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan speaking from the tribune of the global forum, voiced the country’s positions on main directions of state policy aimed at strengthening peace and security, implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, resolution of climate change issues and problems of migrants, r...

The Turkmen Delegation Arrived In New York To Attend The 71st Session Of The United Nations General Assembly
The Turkmen Delegation Arrived In New York To Attend The 71st Session Of The United Nations General Assembly

On September 21, the Turkmen delegation arrived in New York to attend the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. On behalf of the President of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen delegation will announce the priority positions of Turkmenistan at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on global and regional issues.   Among these issues - the preservation and strengthening of world peace and security, the partnership for sustainable development, development of cooperation in the transport sector, the ...

An International Sports Media Forum Opened In Turkmenistan
An International Sports Media Forum Opened In Turkmenistan

Yesterday morning, the heads of international structures of sports journalism and media representatives, who arrived in Ashgabat at the Sports Media Forum, participated in a ceremony honoring the Turkmen athletes who distinguished themselves at the II World Nomads Games held in Kyrgyzstan. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a speech at the ceremony, who stressed that the development of sports in the country and the strengthening of a healthy lifestyle is one of the main priorities of Turkmenis...

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