Supporting the preparation of the second Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Turkmenistan

March 30, 2023

Supporting the preparation of the second Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Turkmenistan

UNDP Turkmenistan

The workshop on the preparation of a draft of the second Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Turkmenistan for Sustainable Development Goals implementation was held on 29 March 2023 with the support of the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan and the UN Development Programme project “Partnering for SDG acceleration. Phase II".

The second Voluntary National Review of Turkmenistan will present the progress of the country's development achievements against goals that cover such key areas as health, education, food and energy security, infrastructure, gender equality, environment, and partnership.

One of the key messages of the VNR is the country's commitment to achieving the SDGs and creating a holistic model of human-centered sustainable development and improving the well-being of every citizen of the country. The Review presents a unique national experience in countering the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to which the country was able to move to a new level of sustainable development: it presents progress in improving the institutional framework to ensure the effective implementation of the SDGs, assesses the integration of the SDGs into the public planning system, as well as the progress in promoting development finance issues for further implementation of Integrated National Financing Frameworks.

Bakytgul Hambar, an international expert assisting in the preparation of the VNR, took part in the workshop. She shared her conclusions on the results of the preparation of the Voluntary National Review and noted that the national review of Turkmenistan is a new stage in the implementation of the SDGs, which takes into account modern challenges and realities. At the same time, the expert indicated the importance of developing next steps for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.