KAZAKHSTAN AND UN SIGNED THE PARTNERSHIP FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT FOR 2016-2020

KAZAKHSTAN AND UN SIGNED THE PARTNERSHIP FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT FOR 2016-2020

Astana. July 22, 2015. The “Partnership Framework for Development, Kazakhstan, 2016-2020” has been signed today by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Yerzhan Ashikbayev, and the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Stephen Tull. The document is also co-signed by representatives of 21 UN entities, including ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNDPI, UNECE, UNEP, UNESCAP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNISDR, UNODC, UNOPS, UNRCCA, UNV, UN Women, and WHO.

The Partnership Framework for Development (PFD) sets the strategic vision and direction for the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Kazakhstan during the period 2016-2020, and is the result of a consultative process with the Government, civil society, and other partners.

The coming years will be defined by important contextual changes for the United Nations-Kazakhstan partnership, building on the unique and solidly established strategic co-operation that already exists with the Government. In this regard, the Partnership Framework for Development has been particularly guided by the country’s aspirations under ‘Kazakhstan 2050’, and related national strategies and policies – such as the new Nurly Zhol economic policy, and the nascent post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A lot has been done to ensure that the Government, civil society, and international partners alike are fully on board on PFD priority areas, including through clear linkages with the national development strategies and consultative processes.

The UN is deepening its support to Kazakhstan to suit more precisely the ambitious vision of the Kazakhstan 2050 document, remaining a valued, rights-based and trusted partner of the Government, able to mobilize the best across a broad and complementary range of expertise and knowledge. In this regard, it is particularly looking to:

“Develop a new pathway for strategic partnership with Kazakhstan, to achieve the ‘Kazakhstan 2050’ vision, by building a prosperous, equitable and inclusive society, strengthening the accountability and effectiveness of public institutions, and facilitating the country’s regional and international co-operation.”