Global water initiatives of Tajikistan

 The High-Level Symposium on SDG 6 and Targets: Ensuring that no one is left behind in access to water and sanitation organized by the by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in cooperation with UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) is scheduled to be held on 9-11 August 2016 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The meeting will bring together government officials and policy-makers in water resources management, experts from international organisations, academic and research communities, business executives and representatives of civil society groups..

The Symposium aims to:

  • Strengthen capacities of national and local governments to promote integrated water resource management;
  • Share knowledge and experience in innovative practices in improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene; Read more...

    Transportation sector of the Republic of Tajikistan

    On June 13, 2016 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Aslov made a statement at the High-Level Experts Meeting on Finding Solutions to Preventing Violent Extremism held in "Kohi Navruz", Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

    Minister in his statement emphasized that at present violent extremism, as a multifaceted negative phenomenon, has been gaining more cross-border nature and spread of radicalization ideas also have had socio-economic and ideological prerequisites promoting susceptibility of the individual segments of population to extremist ideas and slogans.

    Having touched upon the cooperation on this issue, Sirodjidin Aslov pointed out that the inefficient regional and international cooperation in this field can contribute to strengthening of the processes of radicalization and extremism. In its turn, the Republic of Tajikistan in accordance with its international commitments takes necessary measures to prevent and defeat violent extremism and terrorism. The efforts of the Government are aimed at the effective and timely prevention of these phenomena. Concurrently, security and stability in the country and harmony within the society remain our Government’s top priority.


    Tajikistan elected to become member of ECOSOC

    On 14 June 2016, the General Assembly has elected 18 members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council for the term 2017-2018. Of 185 UN Member States present during the voting our country has managed to get 183 votes from Asia Pacific Group followed by CHINA (182), UAE (180), and Republic of Korea (179).

    Along with the candidacy of Tajikistan from the Group of Asia and Pacific States, China (182), United Arab Emirates (180) and the Republic of Korea (179) were elected for the membership of ECOSOC.

    Among the other regional groups in the membership of ECOSOC were also elected Azerbaijan (176), the Russian Federation (169), United Kingdom (172) Norway (177), Venezuela (177), and other countries.

    The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations’ central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development.


The Republic of Tajikistan