On Wednesday March 2, UN Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Government and people of Tajikistan on the occasion of 30th anniversary of the membership of Tajikistan in the United Nations.  

“I am pleased to congratulate the Government and people of Tajikistan on the thirtieth anniversary of your membership to the United Nations. 

“The date of March 2, 1992 is a special occasion for our Organization.  About 5 percent of all members of today’s United Nations joined on that single day.

“Over the past three decades, we have forged ever closer partnerships in pursuit of peace, stability and social progress in the region and the world.  Tajikistan has been an important supporter of the multilateral system, advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling global challenges.

“As we look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, I trust that together we can advance towards more resilient, sustainable and just societies. 

“With solidarity, unity of purpose and a renewed spirit of dialogue, compromise and reconciliation, we can confront the challenges before us and realize the essential aspiration of our United Nations for peace, prosperity and human rights for all. 

“Thank you once again for your support to the United Nations over the past three decades.  We look forward to continuing to strengthen our ties in the years ahead.”

Tajikistan joined the United Nations on March 2, 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; and resilience and environmental sustainability.