The UN in Tajikistan

Tajikistan joined the United Nations on 2 March 1992 as a new independent state. The UN supports Tajikistan to achieve its national priorities. In the immediate years after becoming a UN Member State these priorities were largely related to conflict resolution, mediation, reconciliation and reconstruction. Today, these priorities are focused on sustainable development, peace and security and human rights. The Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team (UNCT) and ensures the support of the UN is fully aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as well as to the National Development Strategy 2016-2030. The current UN development assistance framework as agreed with the Government consists of six key priorities:

  • Democratic Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights
  • Sustainable and Equitable Economic Development
  • Social Development (health, education, and social protection)
  • Nutrition and Food Security
  • Inclusion and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups
  • Resilience and Environmental Sustainability
Caption: Asal Sodiqova and Durdona Tuvalova, both 6, pictured during a colouring session at Early Childhood Development (ECD) class, in School 57, Bobojon Ghafurov, Tajikistan.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Tajikistan

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Tajikistan: