On 14 August, British Ambassador Thorda Abbott-Watt signed another MoU on a joint project, this time with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This project, with support from the UK government, will see the first ever national survey on family life in Turkmenistan based on an internationally-recognised methodology. The project will support initiatives that the Turkmen government started some time ago.
The survey, which will provide base line statistics on domestic abuse, is just one of many projects that the UK government supports in Turkmenistan. The work of the British Embassy, together with a number of UN agencies in Turkmenistan, aims, in partnership with the Turkmen authorities, to make a lasting contribution towards shared development goals.
UNFPA will implement the project in partnership with government agencies led by the Institute of State, Law and Democracy