Tajik President Emomali Rahmon yesterday met here with Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, on the sidelines of the Second High-Level International Conference dedicated to the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028”. 

The Tajik president’s official website sys that during the meeting, the parties discussed a wide range of issues related to cooperation between Tajikistan and the UN and its agencies. 

Rahmon reportedly expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation with the UN and its institutions, as well as the support for global water and climate initiatives of Tajikistan.

It was emphasized that the implementation of the goals of the Decade will contribute to the solution of issues related to water resources, the promotion of the 6th Sustainable Development Goal at various levels.

The parties also discussed issues of implementing programs and strategies, including the UN 2023 Agenda in the field of sustainable development, the Medium-Term Development Program of Tajikistan for 2021-2025, the "Education Transformation Summit", "World Social Summit", "Summit "Our Future" and other joint events that have made a significant contribution to the solution of important international issues.

They reportedly expressed interest in continuing cooperation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parties noted the need to jointly respond to global threats and crises, such as growing inequality, poverty, hunger, armed conflicts, terrorism and extremism, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.