The international forum entitled “Central Asia Water Dialogue Meeting: Implementation of the IFAS Summit Conclusions and Outcomes of the UN Secretary-General’s visit to Central Asia” took place in the Turkmen capital. The participants of the forum held at the UN Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia were the high-ranking officials of the Central Asian governments and the authoritative international organizations including the United Nations, the European Union, OSCE, the World Bank and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS). The representatives of the Afghan Government and UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan took part as observers. Continue reading
The United Nations increased estimates of Azerbaijani capital Baku in its system of classification of service sites in range of A up to E, Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
According to the ministry, the Baku-based UN resident office has announced of assignment of degree A to Baku among cities where the UN works. Continue reading
On June 16 a protest was held against the media coverage of Southern Kyrgyzstan outside the Russian Embassy, in London UK, organized by the Uzbek society. The protest was called: “Breaking the silence: Mass ethnic killings in Southern Kyrgyzstan”. Continue reading
The International Conference on disarmament in Central Asia and Caspian Basin opened in Ashgabat today. It has been organized by Turkmenistan under the United Nations auspices. Delegates from the Central Asian countries and other countries, as well as prestigious international and regional organizations, whose activities are in one way or another relate to this problematic, will participate in the high-level forum.
According to the official report, remaining committed to the disarmament process, reduction of the arsenals of weapons, especially weapons of mass destruction and their proliferation, Turkmenistan has been active in this direction. The opening in the Turkmen capital of an international conference should be another important step towards the establishment of the participatory dialogue to resolve this problem.
It is expected that the forum will define further plans for joint activities of the Central Asian countries with the view to fulfilling their commitments as well as measures to establish close and constructive cooperation on disarmament issues with all interested international organizations.
Today, a protest will be held against the media coverage of Southern Kyrgyzstan outside the Russian Embassy, in London UK.
The protest is called: “Breaking the silence: Mass ethnic killings in Southern Kyrgyzstan”. Continue reading
UN Information Centre in Uzbekistan announced a contest for journalists for an internship, which is headquartered in the United Nations in New York.
The IPS UN Bureau has an internship programme for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of three months. The programme is open primarily to those aspiring to be journalists — and specially those interested in covering UN-related issues, including poverty, human rights, health care, refugees, children, disarmament, peacekeeping, gender empowerment and sustainable development. Continue reading