Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon met with the Chair of UN-Water, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert F. Houngbo

On the sidelines of the opening of the launch event of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2018, the Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon received Gilbert F. Houngbo, the Chair of UN-Water / President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in New York.

At the beginning of the meeting, the President of the country Emomali Rahmon congratulated the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert F. Houngbo on his appointment as Chair of UN-Water.

The head of state noted that we must be aware of the importance of water to human development and its service for future generation and added that Tajikistan is an active country in advancing water issues and the launcher of most international initiatives in this field.

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President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon attended the 72nd session of the UNGA on the occasion of the launch of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028

The Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon took part in the opening of the launch event of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” in the UN headquarters, New York.

The session was attended by Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, Vice Presidents of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, Mahmoud Saikal (on behalf of Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly), President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and other international experts and Permanent Representatives to the United Nations .

In his opening remarks, the Vice President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly Mahmoud Saikal noted about the Decade objectives and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres highlighted significant global initiatives of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. He also shared his impressions following his visit to the Republic of Tajikistan.

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Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 On the sidelines of the opening of the launch event of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2018, the Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN headquarters.

Thus, the Republic of Tajikistan joined the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Miguel de Serpa Soares, the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel accompanied President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon during the signing ceremony.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006. Following ratification by the 20 parties, it came into force on May 3rd, 2008.

As of October 2017, it has 160 signatories and 175 parties, which includes 172 states and the European Union.

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