Turkmenistan offers to host UN-backed meetings on disarmament, energy, refugees

30th September 2013

Calling for an expanded United Nations role in the world, Turkmenistan today proposed hosting five international meetings next year – on disarmament, energy security, cooperative transport and transit corridors for landlocked countries, desertification, and refugees.

“It is precisely the United Nations that is the main and universal international organization which adopts decisions concerning the most important issues of global development and comprehensive peace and security,” Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov told the UN General Assembly as it moved into the second week of its annual General Debate. (Read more here…) [source: UN News Centre]