Being committed to “open doors” policy and wide international cooperation, which is based on the principle of permanent positive neutrality, Turkmenistan consistently follows the chosen policy, developing constructive, mutually beneficial dialogue with the United Nations, playing a leading role in strengthening the “skeleton” of the global security system.
In April of the last year, the country was elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations structure on gender equality and empowerment of rights and possibilities of women for the period 2016-2018.
In total, over the last decade, Turkmenistan jointly with the UN specialized agencies in accordance with two previous five-year Framework Program has implemented 264 projects in various fields.
The composition of the ECOSOC has a number of functional bodies and various commissions that supervise a wide range of issues related to its competence. Among them - the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, the Population and Development Commission and the Commission for Social Development, a full member of which was recently elected Turkmenistan.
UN Commission on Population and Development, of which the country was part in 2012-2015, is a subsidiary body of ECOSOC and includes the representatives of 47 UN member states. Functional body established in 1946, consults on issues of common policy in the field of population and migration, assists the countries in development of demographic policy and organizes the holding of researches and distribution of information on interdependence of demographic, economic and social factors.
Established in 1946, the Social Development Commission, in turn, is engaged in development of system-wide social policy and its priorities as well as follows after the implementation of the main international standards in this area. Today, it is composed of representatives of 46 member states of the United Nations, being elected on a rotating basis, as well as members of the specialized agencies.
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