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  • 25 Dec 2014
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas

  • 17 Dec 2014
    Our colleague Zhanna Zhibrayeva awarded with "Shapagat" medal

    Please be kindly informed that the Akim of EKO Mr. D. Akhmetov has awarded our colleague Zhanna Zhibrayeva with "Shapagat" medal at the meeting devoted to Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Please join us in congratulating Zhanna Zhibrayeva with her award for contribution to development of the region and wish her all the best!

  • 14 Dec 2014
    Astana marks International Anti-Corruption Day and Human Rights Day

    This year Youth Anti-Corruption Forum was arranged at the Academy of Public Administration under President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana to mark International Anti-Corruption Day. The event featured deputy Chairman of Kazakh Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption Alik Shpekbayev, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Kazakhstan Munkhtuya Altangerel, chancellor of the Academy Bolatbek Abdrasilov, leaders of youth movements and students of Astana.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Workshop focusing on mobilization of financing for biodiversity conservation takes place at Borovoye in Akmola Oblast

    Ways of making an economic evaluation of natural resources and alternative financing of biodiversity have been tabled at the workshop.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    Today we celebrate Giving Tuesday – the holiday of generosity and kindness, a way to give back to our communities.

    Today we celebrate Giving Tuesday – the holiday of generosity and kindness, a way to give back to our communities. This year staff of UNDP in Kazakhstan had collected clothes and toys for families in need who have disabled persons among them.

  • 28 Nov 2014
    Europe and CIS Environment and Energy Practitioners Meet in Istanbul

    Practitioners in the area of environment and energy from Europe and the CIS met to present their developments and share experience in Istanbul on annual Meeting of Practitioners (MOP).

  • 26 Nov 2014
    Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Sexual and gender-based violence is the most extreme form of the global and systemic inequality experienced by women and girls. It knows no geographic, socio-economic or cultural boundaries. Worldwide, one in three women will suffer physical or sexual violence at some point in her life, from rape and domestic violence to harassment at work and bullying on the internet. This year alone, more than 200 girls have been kidnapped in Nigeria; we have seen graphic testimony from Iraqi women of rape and sexual slavery during conflict; two Indian schoolgirls were raped, killed and hung from a tree; and in the United States, there have been high-profile cases of sexual violence on sports teams and university campuses.

  • 25 Nov 2014
    Helen Clark: Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of other incidents occurring every day, on every continent, and in every country. According to the World Health Organization, gender-based violence kills as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as does cancer. Its toll on women's health surpasses that of traffic accidents and malaria combined.

  • 20 Nov 2014
    Message on Universal Children's Day 20 November 2014

    The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.

  • 04 Nov 2014
    The United Nations Secretary-General's message on the 30th Anniversary of the Convention against Torture Geneva, Switzerland, 4 November 2014

    Thirty years have passed since the United Nations Convention against Torture entered into force, enshrining in international law an unequivocal prohibition of this heinous practice under all circumstances. The Convention has inspired new national laws, helped put in place important protection mechanisms and raised awareness about the needs and rights of victims. Yet torture continues across the world, with devastating impacts on people and societies alike.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Message on World Cities Day 31 October 2014

    With the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to establish World Cities Day, we now have an annual date on which to celebrate one of humankind’s greatest and most complex creations.

  • 31 Oct 2014
    KazAID project signed

    The project has a goal of supporting Kazakhstan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry in forming the system of Official Development Assistance (ODA). By providing expert support the project will produce analysis of the best international practice and ODA situation from other beginning donors and will identify common challenges and problems. It will also explore efficient solutions to them.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    The issues of an effective interaction of governmental authorities, public organizations and the population in the interest of regional development will be discussed in the East Kazakhstan region.

    The aim of the seminar is to present the new interaction approaches of akimats, maslikhat and the population for addressing social problems in rural districts using the example of the pilot districts of EKR under the component of local self-government. During the workshop, the activities and results of the Joint Programme (economic component) for 2013- Q1 2014 will be introduced to 50 participants, including members of district maslikhats, akims of rural districts, representatives of online centers of EKR, the management of the Regional Library named after A.S. Pushkin and the representatives of the Regional Libraries of Mangystau and Kyzylorda regions. The workshop participants will explore the practice of piloting the model "Budgets of District Development”, results of the projects on introduction of energy efficient technologies in schools, the role of online-centers, the involvement of NGOs and civil society in regional development issues for further implementation in their respective areas.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Meeting at KAZGUU Academic Diplomatic Club on UN Day

    UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan Stephen Tull told students about the history of the creation of the United Nations Organisation, addressed the events of World War II which had given impetus to the creation of the UN and reminded that under changing conditions of the fast-developing world the UN changes, too by trying to faster respond to different crises.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    MFA in RK hosts Meeting Dedicated to UN Day

    Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in 2015 Mr. Stephen Tull recalled of what the world had been like seventy years ago and what had given impetus to the formation of the UN as an organisation. In his speech Mr. Tull reminded the meeting participants of the events in October 1944 when the entire world realized the need to create an international organisation capable of withstanding challenges of war and the relating atrocities.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Almaty was suggested to change the approach to urban development and planning of city infrastructure

    International event on the subject, which is still just beginning to gain popularity in the local public discussions – the Conference on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) was held in Almaty on October 18, in the hall of Grand Ball room, Intercontinental Hotel. The conference was organized by United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility GEF Project "City of Almaty Sustainable transport", together with Akimat of Almaty.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    United Nations Day is Marked with Concert

    Throughout October Kazakhstan hosts a range of events to commemorate this occasion. One of them was a concert at Tilep Kobyz Saraiy on 23 October. UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan Stephen Tull made a speech at the event. The concert featured Goodwill Ambassador of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kazakhstan, singer Aidos Sagat and Kok Turikter (The Sky Turks) folklore-ethnographic ensemble.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    Universal Periodic Review outcomes for Kazakhstan

    At the peer review the states commended Kazakhstan for is efforts to promote, protect and fulfill human right and made several recommendations relating to elimination violence against women and trafficking-in-persons, strengthening its National Human Rights Institution (Office of the Ombudsman), establishing the institution of the Ombudsman on Child’s Rights.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    Mangistau and Kyzylorda oblasts host Trainings on Human Rights

    The events were co-organised jointly with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for Central Asia and Public Foundation International Legal Reform Almaty. The trainings were organised on 13-14 October in Aktau and 20-21 October in Kyzylorda.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    UN Day Concert 23 October at 19:00 at Tilep Kobyz Palace

    23 October UN Day will be celebrated at Tilep Kobyz Palace on Zhanibek and Kerei Ave. Str. 18. At 19:00.

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