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17 November 2017

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Presentation of the UNFPA Global Report “Population of the World in 2017” took place in Ashgabat

On 16 November 2017 the presentation of the UNFPA Global report "State of World Population in 2017" took place in Ashgabat. Representatives of the Mejlis, the Turkmen National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, the National Institute of Education, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the public organizations, specialists from several ministries and departments, teachers and students of the institutes of higher education and mass media members attended the event organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

In the welcoming address to the meeting participants, UN Resident Coordinator, Representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Turkmenistan Elena Panova noted that the UNFPA strategic course fully contributes to the achievement of the sustainable development goals, in particular, the maintenance of human health and wellbeing, the movement towards gender equality, and thereby, to improving the living conditions of women, adolescents and young people.

The participants stressed that one of priorities of the state policy of Turkmenistan consistently enforced by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is the implementation of democratic reforms aimed at protecting the Turkmen people’s interests, assurance of their rights and freedoms.

So, in the context of implementing the “National Action Plan for Human Rights in Turkmenistan for 2016-2020” and the “National Action Plan for Gender Equality for 2015-2020”, approved by the Decree of the head of state, our country is developing collaboration with the specialized United Nations agencies in the field of implementing national and regional programs and action plans for the protection of human rights and freedoms, adopted on the basis of international legal instruments of the United Nations.

A vital element of this comprehensive system is the “Ene Myahri” Maternal and Child Health Protection Centers, which combine the main directions of science and practice in the field of childbirth attendance, experience and modern technologies in obstetrics, perinatology, intensive care and resuscitation of newborns, medical genetics, reproductive issues, diagnostic and advisory services, treatment of childhood diseases and many other areas.

At the end of meeting, the ceremony was held to award the winners of the annual UNFPA competition for the best materials of mass media representatives on gender issues, which was preceded by a review of the contestants’ works.

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