Thirteenth Session of the SPECA Governing Council
The Governing Council of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) held its 13th session on 21 September 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Under the chairmanship of Kazakhstan, representatives from seven SPECA countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - discussed the outcomes of 2018 SPECA Economic Forum and adopted its conclusions and recommendations. The Governing Council agreed to further strengthen the Programme by realigning goals and targets of its six Thematic Working Groups with subregional priorities and enhancing regional cooperation. SPECA will focus on supporting the SPECA participating countries in their efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024 and other internationally agreed goals.
The Governing Council also decided that its fourteenth session and the 2019 SPECA Economic Forum will be held in Ashgabat in November 2019 under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan.
The documents can be downloaded from the link here.