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Young SDG Ambassadors awarded for their contribution to sustainable development

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Young SDG Ambassadors awarded for their contribution to sustainable development

The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan organized an awards ceremony for Young Sustainable Development Goal Ambassadors to celebrate the achievements of the 2022-2024 cohort in promoting the SDGs in Turkmenistan. The event, held at the UN building, brought together more than 60 young people, including university students from the country, as well as other interested participants. The ceremony highlighted the important contribution of SDG Ambassadors in moving the country towards sustainable development. Through various initiatives, projects and outreach efforts, these young people have demonstrated exemplary leadership and initiative in addressing key social and environmental issues.

Today, SDG ambassadors are invited to high-level events held by national and international organizations in Turkmenistan. At these events, SDG Ambassadors share their vision and actively promote sustainable development that leaves no one behind. Becoming an SDG Ambassador is an exceptional opportunity for passionate and motivated people to make a real contribution to shaping a more just and prosperous future for Turkmenistan and the world.

SDG Ambassadors, an initiative of the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance and Economy, mobilizes the youth of Turkmenistan to increase awareness and understanding of the SDGs in the country. Each Ambassador is a socially active leader in their community, advocating for one Global Goal and disseminating information about sustainable development to young people.

Since 2019, more than 100 enthusiasts from all over Turkmenistan have taken part in the «Young SDG Ambassadors» competition. The current third cohort of 18 members for 2022-2024 will complete their mission this July and look forward to passing the torch of SDG Ambassadors to their successors. As the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator will soon announce the selection of new SDG Ambassadors for 2024-2025, the event also aimed to raise awareness of the work of SDG Ambassadors among young participants interested in joining the next cohort. Proudly celebrating the achievements of the Young SDG Ambassadors, the UN Country Team in Turkmenistan continues to support and empower the next generation of leaders who will continue their legacy to make the world a better place for all.