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September 17, 2020

“When there are floods, we have to build barriers to keep our land safe,” says Ataev Maksat, a 35-year old farmer from Saryyazy, a village in Mary, Turkmenistan. He is a third generation farmer, growing wheat and cotton on his ancestral land. He also raises livestock and tends to his household vegetable garden -- all of which relies on the Murghab, a transboundary river that flows from Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. 

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August 26, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia program, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Office of the Ombudsman of Turkmenistan held an online webinar on eradicating forced labor and human trafficking under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 8.7. Representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, Mejlis of Turkmenistan, Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Institute of Statehood, Democracy and Law of Turkmenistan, General Prosecutor’s Office, Ministry of Agriculture of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Trade of Turkmenistan, and Trade Union of Turkmenistan attended the event.

August 4, 2020

A Turkmen entrepreneur equips youth with the tools to succeed in a modern

Konstantin Glushenkov, 32, grew up in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in a family well-known for their musical talents. His grandfather was a successful composer, and his mother teaches and writes about music. Konstantin, however, had a different dream: to build his own business.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons in Turkmenistan
July 30, 2020

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. To mark this important day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia program, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Turkmenistan, the USAID-funded Governance Support Program, International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the National Working Group on countering human trafficking in Turkmenistan is launching a “100 Days Against Human Trafficking” public awareness campaign.

July 29, 2020

Strategically located alongside Afghanistan and Iran, Turkmenistan plays an important role in advancing regional integration, security and prosperity across South and Central Asia. With abundant natural resources, Turkmenistan holds the potential to overcome economic and development challenges linked to years of authoritarian rule. The United States partners with Turkmenistan to forge a more open economy and an inclusive, resilient society.

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