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.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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 met with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York.

President of the country Emomali Rahmon expressed appreciation to Antonio Guterres for his constant support in addressing global water initiatives of Tajikistan and noted with certainty that the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2018 will contribute to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs 6).

The main subject on the meeting’s agenda were the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the reforms in the United Nations peace and security architecture, in the UN’s management system and structures, and in the UN development system, as well as Tajikistan’s National Development Strategy for the period up to 2030 which are implemented as part of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aimed at implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs 6).

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