EU and UNDP launched regional platform on Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia ALMATY. KAZINFORM - The European Union (EU), and the United Nations Development Programme in Kazakhstan (UNDP Kazakhstan) announced the launch of the new knowledge-sharing platform on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for Central Asian countries, Kazinform cites the website of the UNDP in Kazakhstan.
Reintegration of nationals returned from conflict zones debated btw Kazakhstan and UN NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The high-level dialogue on criminal prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration of nationals returned from combat zones using Kazakhstan’s experience took place at the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Kazinform reports.
Head of State receives Director-General of UN Office at Vienna Ghada Waly NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Officer on Drugs and Crime Ghada Waly in the Kazakh capital, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
UN officials get familiarized with Kazakhstan’s experience in returning its nationals from conflict zones NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A round table «High-level dialogue on criminal prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration of persons returned from conflict zones and their family members. Kazakhstan’s experience» took place at the Kazakh Foreign Ministry together with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime as part of the visit of Executive Director of the UNODC, Director-General of the UN Office at Vienna Ms. Ghada Fathy Waly, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of Kazakhstan.
Push for civil registration set to hit key milestone in Asian and Pacific countries BANGKOK. KAZINFORM - Most countries in the Asia-Pacific region are on track to reach universal birth registration by 2030: an incredible achievement and a significant milestone in realizing human rights and equality. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, many weaknesses remain in official recording systems, creating gaps in knowledge about the population and affecting how authorities respond to crises and reach those in greatest need, Kazinform has learnt from the ESCAP’s press service.
Foreign officials and Kazakhstani students held debates on climate change ahead of COP26 conference NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Debates among students titled «The Voice of the Youth: Uniting the World against Climate Change» were held by the British, Italian Embassies in Kazakhstan with partnership of the Narikbayev Humanitarian Law University of Kazakhstan ahead of the upcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Kazinform correspondent reports.
UN chief galvanizes action on new Our Common Agenda UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday galvanized action among member states to implement his new Our Common Agenda, which, he said, aims to turbo-charge work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Xinhua reports.
Kazakhstan, Kiribati adopt joint statement at UN on Rehabilitation of Territories Affected by Nuclear Tests NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - At the UN General Assembly’s First Committee session on the 30th anniversary of the closing of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Kiribati issued a Joint statement in support of positive obligations under the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Kazakhstan elected to UN Human Rights Council for 2022–2024 NEW YORK. KAZINFORM – At the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Republic of Kazakhstan was elected to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2022–2024, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Kazakhstan calls on CICA States to support creation of Int’l Agency for Biological Safety NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Asia is now the epicenter of global international relations, Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Akan Rakhmetullin said at the sixth meeting of the CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Kazinform correspondent reports.
UN forum calls for strengthened cooperation, sustainability at heart of COVID-19 recovery in North and Central Asia ALMATY. KAZINFORM - The sustainable development priorities of the subregion, based on breath-taking and inspiring evidence stories of female rangers from the mountains of Tajikistan protecting snow leopards and overcoming gender stereotypes, preschool teachers and student start-ups embracing digitalization of education, and a single mom turned social entrepreneur helping other women to thrive and others, have struck a chord with participants of the North and Central Asian Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that was held virtually from 5 to 7 October 2021, ESCAP’s press service reports.
Kazakh Health Minister Tsoi delivers speech on sidelines of 76th UNGA meeting NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Health Minister Alexei Tsoi joined the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on universal health coverage with the participation of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Kazinform cites the press service of the Health Ministry of Kazakhstan.
Kazakh Defense Minister Murat Bektanov, Indian Ambassador Shubdarshini Tripathi meet NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A meeting between Kazakh Defense Minister Lieutenant General Murat Bektanov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Kazakhstan Shubdarshini Tripathi and Indian Military Attaché Colonel Milan Nalawade took place in Nur-Sultan, Kazinform reports.
Transform food systems to avert $400 billion annually in loss and waste: UN UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - That half-eaten apple tossed in the trash bin after lunch is contributing to the staggering mountain of food wasted globally, at a time when more than 800 million people still go to bed hungry, UN agencies said on Wednesday, marking the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, on 29th September, WAM reports.
UN chief calls for nuclear weapons to be eliminated UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke Sunday on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, declaring that nuclear weapons must be eliminated from the world and a new era of dialogue, trust and peace must begin, Xinhua reports.