UN chief calls for action from G20 on vaccine equity, debt relief, climate finance UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked the Group of 20 (G20) largest economies to address COVID-19 vaccine gap, provide debt relief to developing economies, and finance climate action, Xinhua reports.
President Tokayev holds meeting with UNGA President Volkan Bozkır NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A meeting between Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and United Nations General Assembly President Volkan Bozkır focused on the priority areas of Kazakhstan-UN cooperation, including joint efforts in the fight against the pandemic, ensuring regional security and stability, Kazinform cites the Akorda press service.
Kazakhstan partook in UN Human Right Council discussion on gender equality GENEVA. KAZINFORM - During the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Kazakhstan’s Permanent Representative at the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Zhanar Aitzhanova participated in an annual discussion of the issue of women's rights on Gender-Equal Socioeconomic Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic. The participants exchanged views and provided information on measures taken by states to address this issue, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Information Minister Balayeva meets with UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Minister of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aida Balayeva held a meeting with United Nations Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan Michaela Friberg-Storey, Kazinform has learnt from the Ministry’s press service.
Universal civil registration and vital statistics critical for truth, trust and COVID recovery in Asia and the Pacific NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - With health systems at a breaking point, hospitals at capacity and desperate family members searching for oxygen for loved ones, the devastating second wave of COVID-19that has swept across South Asia has felt surreal. Official figures have indicated record-breaking daily coronavirus cases and deaths, not only in South Asia, but across the entire Asia-Pacific region during the latest surge. As devastating as it has been, the truth is we may never know how many people have died during the pandemic, Kazinform has learnt from the ESCAP’s press service.
Asia and the Pacific must boost efforts to register deaths to detect emerging health crises such as COVID-19, says UN report BANGKOK. KAZINFORM - The Asia-Pacific region must accelerate progress towards registering deaths and causes of death to achieve universal civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems by 2024, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Kazinform has learnt from ESCAP’s press service.
Kazakhstan participates in meeting of UN Human Rights Council GENEVA. KAZINFORM - During the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Zhanar Aitzhanova participated in interactive dialogues on the reports of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Land degradation undermines well-being of 3.2 bln people, warns UN chief UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructure «undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people.»
London platform discusses Kazakhstan’s military reforms and contribution to peacekeeping LONDON. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan’s military reforms and peacekeeping efforts were the main topic of discussion at a webinar hosted by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK and the British-Kazakh Society to mark the 30th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the official website of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Kazakhstan elected to Economic and Social Council for 2022-2024 NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - At the 73rd plenary session of the UN General Assembly, Kazakhstan has been elected to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the term of 2022-2024. Kazakhstan’s membership to the Council was supported by 180 UN Member States, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Kazakhstan President holds talks with UN Secretary-General NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a virtual meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres to discuss priority areas of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United Nations. They focused on the joint efforts to counteract the pandemic, tackle climate change, and ensure regional security and stability, Kazinfor cites the Akorda press service.
Kazakh Senate Vice Speaker, High Commissioner for Human Rights for Central Asia Richard Komenda meet NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Deputy Senate Chairman Askar Shakirov and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for Central Asia Richard Komenda held a meeting to discuss prospects for cooperation, Kazinform cites the press service of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament.
Kazakh Deputy FM met with heads of UN country agencies in Almaty ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Deputy Kazakh Foreign Minister Akan Rakhmetullin visited the international organizations building and met with Michaela Friberg-Storey, UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan as well as the heads of UN regional and country agencies accredited in Kazakhstan as part of his visit to Almaty city on May 31, Kazinform cites the website of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.