UNICEF, UN implement social projects in Turkmenistan

UNICEF, UN implement social projects in Turkmenistan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16

By Ali Mustafayev Trend:

The State Statistics Committee (SSC) in partnership with UNICEF and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator (UNRCO) in Turkmenistan completed a series of health, education, and social protection projects in the capital and regions of Turkmenistan.

From June to November of 2017, a team of specialists from UNICEF, UNRCO and SSC reached each region of Turkmenistan with an objective to sensitize relevant social sector representatives on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), child related indicators and UNICEF data collection tools, such as the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) on the situation of children and women in Turkmenistan, UNICEF said in a statement.

“We take pride in early nationalization of SDGs in Turkmenistan, which shows the country’s commitment to leaving no child behind,” said Gozel Charyyeva, Head of the Demography Department of the State Statistics Committee.

“The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey and other internationally comparable data that we will collect with support of UNICEF, will serve as a basis to measure the progress in the area related to children’s wellbeing in Turkmenistan,” she said.

Turkmenistanadopted 187 SDG indicators, of which 55 are considered child-related. UNICEF, as the global leader of data for children, is the custodian for 10 global SDG indicators and co-custodian for further 7 indicators.

Better disaggregated data is necessary to meet the commitment to leave no one behind. In this role, UNICEF supports countries in generating, analyzing and using data for these indicators for all their citizens.

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