The goal of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) is to assist and support the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in building their conflict prevention capacities through enhanced dialogue, confidence building measures and establishing genuine partnership in order to respond to existing threats and emerging challenges in the Central Asian region. The United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) has been established in Ashgabat to identify and address existing and potential threats and to strengthen cooperative security partnerships between the five governments of Central Asia, regional and international organizations. The Centre is led by a Special Representative of the Secretary-General. Three clusters of priority areas for Central Asia have been identified. They include Environment Degradation and Management of Common Resources such as Water and Energy. Environmental insecurities in Central Asia are the result of poor management of water resources, waste management, including of toxic and biological waste, radio-activity and pollution from uranium in the region, as well as ineffective agriculture policies which previously led to mono-culture, desertification and health pollution from the overuse of pesticides. Nuclear contamination is a problem for all countries in the region without exception. Fast developing extractive industries bring prosperity, but at the same time can have a negative impact on the region’s bio-diversity. Climate change could also have security implications in terms of environmental conflicts and migration. The Aral Sea tragedy affects climate change far beyond Central Asia. With Communications Center, Facts and figures, Latest developments, Maps, Reports, Program of actions, Public outreach, Resources and Video clips. In English and Russian.МИССИЯ РЦПДЦАРегиональный Центр ООН по превентивной дипломатии для Центральной Азии (РЦПДЦА) действует с целью оказания поддержки правительствам Казахстана, Кыргызстана, Таджикистана, Туркменистана и Узбекистана в наращивании их потенциала в области предотвращения конфликтов путем улучшения диалога, укрепления доверия и установления реального партнерства для реагирования на существующие угрозы и потенциальные вызовы в Центрально-азиатском регионе.