UN and Tajikistan reaffirm ‘strong partnership’ in new cooperation agreement — Global Issues
The UN-Tajikistan Joint Document, signed on Tuesday by Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda and UN Resident Coordinator Sezin Sinanoglu, sets out national development priorities and goals for the next four years.
“This framework of cooperation has ambitions to improve the lives of the people of Tajikistan and provide equal opportunities for everyone to exercise their human rights based on equality, justice and respect,” said Ms. dignity.
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Water and health
Together with President Emomali Rahmon, she attended the second Dushanbe Decade of Action Conference, in which during three days government delegations, United Nations organizations, civil society organizations The government and the private sector are discussing how to foster partnerships to achieve water-related issues Sustainable development goals (SDG).
The UN Deputy Chief of Staff also visited a primary health center in Rudaki district, where she witnessed how the EU-United Nations joint work. Spotlight Initiative support accessible health services to local people, as part of efforts to end sexual and gender-based violence by 2030.
She noted that access to essential services, including health, law and social protection, was key to eradicating violence against women and girls, and reaffirmed their commitment to of the United Nations, especially in support of the most vulnerable.
In 2021, the UN in Tajikistan supported 2.2 million people to access various essential health services.
Back in Dushanbe, she visited the Center for Teacher Innovation and met with the Minister of Education and Science, where she observed how the United Nations supports the Department in creating innovative educational tools, such as educational podcasts education for children.
Mrs. Mohammed highlighted how COVID-19 showed the world the importance of reforming education for children and young people, and ensuring its availability, even in difficult circumstances.
In partnership with the ministry, last year the UN reached 183,391 children in Tajikistan with digital learning materials.
She also welcomes Tajikistan’s intention to participate in the future Education Transformation Summit to be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in September 2022.
On Monday, the United Nations Deputy Chief of Staff was in Turkmenistan, where she expressed the readiness of the United Nations development system to support the country in accordance with its aspirations for sustainable development, outlined in the Strategy. The new socio-economic development strategy 2022-2052 was approved.
During her meeting with President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, she highlighted the value of the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the UN, stressing the importance of collecting statistical data on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ).
“During our meeting, I emphasized the importance of ensuring gender equality and empowering women and girls, removing negative social norms and zero tolerance for women,” she said. domestic and gender-based violence”.