Turkmenistan – Home of Neutrality
Being a full member of the world community, Turkmenistan based on the legal status of its neutrality has embedded its rights and obligations in the Main Law of the State - the Constitution.
In accordance with the Constitution of Turkmenistan, on December 27, 1995, the Constitutional Law on Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan was adopted determining the international humanitarian principles of the country consistent with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan dated December 12, 1995.
Turkmenistan, in close cooperation with the United Nations and other international organizations was vice-chairing the 58th, 62nd, 64th, 68th and 71st sessions of the UN General Assembly and has been elected for vice-chairmanship of the upcoming 75th UN GA Session in 2020.
On February 2, 2017, at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the Resolution was adopted declaring Turkmenistan's Day of Permanent Neutrality as the "International Neutrality Day."
The initiative to establish the International Day of Neutrality was put forward by the President at the International Conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the permanent neutrality of the nation held in Ashgabat in December 2015. At the 106th plenary session of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the Resolution on declaring the year 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust was unanimously adopted. This initiative set forth by the Leader of Nation was supported by 73 co-sponsors which serves as a vivid proof of its significance.