On October 21, 2019, a contest for the UN Cup on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals was held among students at school No. 27 of Ak Bugday district of Akhal velayat.

The event dedicated to the United Nations Day was attended by the students of the Turkmen State University named after Makhtumkuli, the Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management, the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the International University of Humanities and Development, the heads and representatives of UN agencies in Turkmenistan, representatives of the diplomatic corps and the media.

The theme of the contest was Internal resources are the main source of financing the Sustainable Development Goals. The event was held in English. 4 teams from 4 universities performed.

The event began with a welcoming speech by the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, Ms. E. Panova. During her speech, the UN Resident Coordinator said that this event has been held for 7 years, and noted the important role of the youth of Turkmenistan, which makes a great contribution to the process of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The speeches were evaluated by the jury members: the representative of the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Turkmenistan, the UN Resident Coordinator E. Panova, the Head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative Office in Turkmenistan Christine Weigand, the Charge d'Affaires of the representative office of the EU in Turkmenistan Lubomir Frebort.

At the end of the event, all participants were given certificates and gifts. The team of the International University of Humanities and Development awarded the main UN Cup.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan