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UNFPA in Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan, UNFPA continues to maximize on almost 30 years of partnership with the Government so that women, girls and men especially those vulnerable exercise their rights to a life of health, equal opportunity and choices.

UNFPA works through five-year country programmes, with the current one approved for the period 2021-2025 and co-financed by the Government as the previous one. Building on the results achieved the current Country Programme focuses on three key areas in line with the 2030 Agenda, namely:

Reproductive health and rights to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. This will be achieved by supporting high quality, inclusive and affordable reproductive health services with increased investments in family planning to reach the furthest behind and strengthen accountability mechanisms for health governance.

Gender equality and expanding the rights and opportunities of women and girls. This will be realized through the work with the state bodies to establish comprehensive systems and mechanisms for women and adolescents to make informed choices and be protected from violence, and promote positive social norms in the society by engaging men and boys.

Quality data for development - this cooperation in the area of population dynamics will provide the support to ensure access and generation of quality population data, including the 2022 Population and Housing Census, to incorporate population and development analysis into planning and policy decisions to contribute to achieving the SDGs.

The well-being and development of the youth will be crosscutting across these key areas.

UNFPA will provide policy advocacy, capacity building and knowledge management support to the Government in conducting the 2022 Census, in implementing the National Strategy on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Adolescent Health for 2020-2030, the National Action Plan on gender equality for 2021-2025 with a focus on family well-being and prevention of gender-based violence and the State Programme on Youth Policy among many others.

UNFPA will work with the Government on emergency preparedness, mitigation of global pandemics and crises, adaptation, prevention and response, including resilience-building to external impacts, as part of the United Nations system support for the country’s efforts to reduce the risk of natural disasters and overcome external shocks.