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  • 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!

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

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Message on International Anti-Corruption Day

    Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow.

  • 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.

  • 03 Dec 2014
    Message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on the theme, “sustainable development: the promise of technology”.

  • 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.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Message on World AIDS Day

    On this World AIDS Day, I welcome the tremendous progress the world is making in responding to the AIDS epidemic. This year, world leaders made a commitment to end AIDS by 2030. The Fast Track approach launched last week will enable us to reach this goal.

  • 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.

  • 26 Nov 2014
    International Day for the Elimination of Violence

    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.

  • 25 Nov 2014
    Helen Clark: Statement 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.