16 Sep


The Joint Statement of Turkmenistan and Brazil "On Encouraging the Valuable Contribution of the Olympic Teams of Refugees to the Promotion of Peace and Human Rights" adopted on September 15, 2017, at the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland, on the initiative of the Government of Turkmenistan was supported by many foreign governmental and international experts in the field of human rights. For example, on its online information portals, the US diplomatic...

15 Sep


On September 15, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) adopted the Joint Statement of Turkmenistan and Brazil "On encouraging valuable contribution of Olympic refugee teams in strengthening peace and human rights", initiated by the Government of Turkmenistan. According to this document, UN HRC member states welcome the participation of refugees and refugee teams in major international multi-sport events, as pioneered in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and, most recentl...

14 Sep

Turkmen delegation participates in the work of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly

The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly has started the work at the Headquarter of the United Nations Organization where the delegation of our country will give utterance to priority positions and new initiatives of Turkmenistan related to the most important aspects of cooperation under the UN and other competent international organizations. The development of versatile partnership with the UN is a strategic vector of foreign policy of our country. This traditional dialog, which is based...

11 Sep


The refugee team of five athletes taking part in Ashgabat 2017 has been named and will compete in the Indoor Athletics track events. The delegation’s Chef de Mission is Kenya’s legendary marathon runner Tegla Loroupe, who will be joined by two more officials and a coach. The five athletes – Paulo Amotun Lokoro (entered in 1500m), Wiyual Puok Deng (400m), Gai Yang Tap (800m), Ukuk Uthoo Bul (3000m), and Yiech Pur Biel (800m) – were selected for Ashgabat 2017 after trials organised by the Tegla...

15 Aug

Priority positions of Turkmenistan at the 72nd session of the UN general Assembly

Regular 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly is to start work in a few weeks. According to the tradition on occasion of this important event of international life, Turkmenistan will promulgate Priority Positions, which our country will carry out and uphold during coming political season. Such openness and willingness to joint solution of urgent problems of modern world’s development, which became distinguishing feature of Turkmen diplomacy, are highly appreciated in internation...

28 Jul

Ashgabat 2017 launches Ticket Sales across Turkmenistan

Tickets for the upcoming Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will go on sale across the country on Saturday 29 July. With more than 700,000 tickets available for more than 220 sessions, spectators will be able to watch the best athletes from Asia and Oceania compete over 12 days of competition and across 21 sports. All session, including preliminary rounds and medal events, can be found on the Sport Competition Schedule, which the public can reference to choose the events th...

5 Jun

Turkmenistan hosts the Central Asian International Environmental Forum

On 5th of June, 2017, the three-day Central Asian International Environmental Forum "The Initiative for Cooperation on Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Asia", began its work in the hotel "Yildiz" located in capital city Ashgabat. Representatives of the Central Asian governments, heads and representatives of international and regional organizations, diplomatic missions working in Turkmenistan, leading experts in the field of environmental protection, representatives of the en...