The creation of all necessary conditions for a decent life and free human development is the fundamental component of the socio-economic strategy of Turkmenistan. The social vector in national policy contributes to achieving significant success in implementing the basic principle of the 2030 Agenda ‘leaving no one behind’. This principle lays a foundation for the policy pursued in the country to involve the population in socio-economic, political and other spheres of life.

Since the adoption of SDGs, Turkmenistan has taken a number of important steps. The short-, medium- and long-term state policy documents implemented in the country strengthen the foundations of sustainable economic and social development. Enabling conditions are being created for the development of digitalization, entrepreneurship and the harnessing of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies for present and future generations.

The implementation of SDGs in Turkmenistan is a logical continuation of the country’s social policy and is focused on improving the general welfare of the population, the widespread adoption of a healthy lifestyle, creating conditions for inclusive, equal and high-quality education for all, ensuring gender equality, digitalization and innovation in all spheres of the economy.

The main steps and actions taken by Turkmenistan to achieve the goals and objectives in the field of sustainable development were highlighted in the book of the National Leader of the Turkmen People ‘Turkmenistan is on the way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’, presented at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly and in the First Voluntary National Review of Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan has launched the process of implementing the SDGs from a good entry point due to the high level of integration of sustainable development goals and targets into national policy documents. Currently, the ultimate goal of the country's long-term development set out in all national policies, plans, concepts and other programmes that reflect the tasks laid down in the global Agenda until 2030, is to improve the standard of living and well-being of the population.

At the beginning of 2022, the country adopted a new long-term Programme ‘The Revival in a New Era of a Powerful State: The National Programme of Socio-Economic Development of Turkmenistan, 2022-2052’, where the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has an important place.