Intervention by the Permanent Representative of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov at the Formal Plenary debate on SG’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism [12 February 2016 at 10 am, GA Hall]
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Terrorism is a complex social and political phenomenon, multifaceted and diverse in its manifestations.
The increasing scope of international terrorism, especially in such forms as acts of terrorism, religious extremism, nationalistic (separatist) terrorism, poses a real threat to the security not only of individual countries but to the entire world community.
The recent sad events in Paris and Bamako, as well as other acts of terrorism, with tragic regularity occurring in certain countries, including seizure of the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, terrorist attacks in Ankara and Beirut, explosions in mosques in Yemen and Pakistan, explosion of the Russian aircraft over Sinai and many other tragic events force us to unite our efforts in the face of common threat, the international terrorism.
Today, the international community, more than ever before, needs to work closely to develop constructive approaches to addressing the above issues in order to prevent such acts of barbarism in our homes.
Statement by H.E. Mr. Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov before the Third Committee of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Advancement of women (13 October 2015)
First of all I would like to thank the Executive Director of UN Woman for statement, and to express our appreciation for the contribution of CEDAW in global efforts for gender equality.
My delegation associates itself with the statement made by South Africa on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.
Tajikistan is fully committed to achieve all goals of the SDGs that were adopted last month, including goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.
We support the central role of the UN in the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration, Platform for Action, promoting gender equality, strengthening the role of women and increasing their participation in all spheres of life.
Statement by H.E. Mr. Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov before the Third Committee of the 70th Session of the UNGA on International Drug Control (8 October 2015)
Let me begin by extending my delegation’s congratulations to you and other colleagues in the Bureau on your election. We are confident that under your skillful leadership, the Committee will have fruitful deliberations. I pledge my delegation’s full support and cooperation in the discharge of your responsibilities.
Statement of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H. E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon at General Debates of the 70th session of UNGA ( New York, September 29, 2015 )
Distinguished Mr. President,
Distinguished Mr. Secretary-General,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great pleasure to join the cordial congratulations extended to distinguished Mr. Mogens Lykketoft on his election as the President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
The current session of the UN General Assembly offers a unique opportunity to comprehend the accomplishments of the United Nations during its 70 years’ history and to reiterate our resolution to meet aspirations and hopes of our peoples for a secure and sustainable development.
For 70 years the UN has guarded peace and security, development of international cooperation and human rights. Over this brief, in terms of history period, the United Nations has done a lot to promote stability, sustainable development, reduction of poverty and inequality.
Over these years, thanks to collective mechanisms of interaction, the development of international cooperation has achieved considerable success. The other day the Summit adopted the new Agenda for Sustainable Development, which lays down the foundation and identifies the areas of further efforts of the international community at achieving sustainable development that would meet the interests of all peoples and each individual.
Over the seven decades, the Organization has made a special contribution to sustaining the establishment of new independent states and their further development.
Statement of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H. E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon at Interactive Dialogue of the UN Summit “Protecting our Planet and Combating Climate Change” ( New York, September 27, 2015 )
Distinguished Mr. Chair and Co-Chairs,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
First of all, allow me to extend our appreciation to the organizers of this Interactive Dialogue on the subject that has been a concern for the entire mankind – impact of climate change on our planet.
The last few decades have witnessed the negative impact of climate change that, to a certain extent, have been caused by human activities.
The long-term observations of our experts attest to the increased impact of climate change on environment and social and economic situation in the country and region. According to these observations, over the last 60 years the average annual air temperature in Tajikistan increased by 1 degree by Celsius; the number of days with heavy precipitation increased; natural meteorological disasters became more frequent and severe. As a result of the abnormal natural phenomena that have occurred this year, the economy of our country suffered a damage worth hundreds of millions of UN dollars. Regrettably, the natural disasters also claimed human lives.
It is becoming more obvious that climate change affects the quantity and quality of freshwater resources. The last decades witnessed a considerable degradation of Tajikistan glaciers that are vital for the entire Central Asia. According the available data, as a result of climate change about one thousand glaciers have disappeared on the territory of our country.
Recognizing the water resources as the major component of sustainable development, the countries of the region are concerned about the change of a hydrological cycle that impacts water, energy and food security and can entail extra risks of floods and extreme droughts. Central Asia is one those regions where climate change already caused certain negative consequences.
Statement of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H. E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon at United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 ( New York, September 27, 2015 )
Distinguished Mr. President,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This year is the final year of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, and the lessons learned during their implementation were used as a basis for development of a new Agenda beyond 2015. The intergovernmental working group on Sustainable Development Goals played an important role in this process, and over the last two years managed to identify and agree seventeen Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Thus, soon we will start the implementation of the new Agenda against the background of an increasing impact of such global threats and challenges as international terrorism and extremism, illicit drug trafficking and organized crime, armed conflicts, financial, economic, food and energy crises, degradation of natural resources and climate change, natural and man-made disasters, infectious diseases that seriously undermine security and stability in the world and can slow down the achievement of sustainable development.
In this regard, we believe that the international community should make additional efforts to create a global environment favorable for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The new document is exclusive because it lays down specific goals and targets of sustainable development in its three key dimensions - economic, social and environmental - in a balanced and integrated manner.
We are convinced that the SDGs aimed at addressing poverty eradication, ensuring of food security, modern healthcare and education, sustainable use of water resources, improved access to cost effective and reliable energy sources, establishment of advanced infrastructure, adoption of urgent measures to combat climate change and its impact, reduction of inequality among countries, achievement of gender equality on a global scale are a logical continuation of the MDGs.
Statement by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan at the High-Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015 (9 June 2015, Dushanbe Tajikistan)
Distinguished Heads of Governments and Delegations
Distinguished UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon,
Ladies and gentlemen!
At the outset, I would like to welcome you on the hospitable Tajik soil and your participation at the High-Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015.
Ten years ago the UN General Assembly launched the International Decade “Water for Life”. The Decade, initiated by Tajikistan, was widely supported by all UN Member States due to special importance of the water as a strategically vital resource and deep understanding by the International community of the growing importance of water issues.
Briefing on the preparatory process for the High Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015
On 20 May 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs there was held a briefing for the heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organization on the preparatory process for the High Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015 to be held on 9-11 June 2015 in Dushanbe.