HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2016 - Regional Press Release for Europe and Central Asia
Mar 23, 2017
Safety nets vital to counter rise of exclusion in Europe and Central Asia
- Contest for grant projects on holding events, directed on promoting safe walking and cycling in Almaty. Mar 1, 2017
EXPO in Astana to generate momentum on energy and climate, says UN official
Feb 9, 2017
9 February, 2017 Astana – “I am confident that the exhibition will be a fantastic opportunity for Kazakhstan to generate momentum around sustainable energy, which is so crucial for accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals. I am sure that the EXPO will be a resounding success, and will attract a lot of positive attention from the region and the world,” said Cihan Sultanoglu.
Government of Kazakhstan and the United Nations Development Programme identified opportunities for nationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)
Nov 28, 2016
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a series of policy discussions to promote the SDGs in Kazakhstan with key Government agencies and ministries, academia and civil society. The policy discussions were underpinned by the initial research undertaken by the UNDP mission to determine linkages of the SDG targets with existing Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy and medium- and short- term sectoral and regional policies and plans. The mission utilized the UN Development Group’s approach to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs, MAPS- Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support and conducted a Rapid Integrated Assessment (RIA).
Kazakhstan’s senators adopt Statement on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 22, 2016
22 November, 2016 Astana – United Nations Development Programme has presented the Sustainable Development Goals in the Senate of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The participants discussed how the new Goals could be implemented and localized in Kazakhstan. The SDGs are a core part of the global 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda adopted by all the UN member-states at a historic summit in September 2015. The 17 Goals aim to end extreme poverty, promote equity and opportunity for all, and protect the planet, in close partnership among all nations. The SDGs take a holistic approach to development, addressing the root causes of poverty and inequality in order to bring transformative change that will ‘leave no one behind’.
Kazakhstan’s national and international stakeholders discussed support for implementing SDGs in academic context
Nov 21, 2016
21 November 2016, Astana – Nazarbayev University has hosted a round-table meeting which explored the theme “Policy and Research for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kazakhstan”. The meeting was part of a series of other events that raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), enabling countries to tailor the Goals to their needs. The meeting was organized by Nazarbayev University, United Nations Development Programme, National Analytical Centre and Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana.
Opening of 'Learning center of Green Technologies' Within the joint EU/UNDP/UNECE Project 'Supporting Kazakhstan's Transition to a Green Economy Model'
Nov 15, 2016
A Learning Center of Green Technologies opened on November 8th, 2016 in Astana. The center was created within the joint EU/UNDP/UNECE project 'Supporting Kazakhstan's Transition to a Green Economy Model' and it complies with Green Economy Concept of Kazakhstan.
Regional Conference Towards a Common Vision for Agenda 2030 in Central Asia
Oct 28, 2016
The Conference is envisaged to establish a regional dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a distinct focus on Green Economy and delivering on the environmental dimension. The event will raise awareness, explore the existing capacities, reinvigorate political will, commitments and encourage the engagement of regional and national stakeholders with respect to Central Asian developmental challenges.
KAZAKHSTAN IS LAUNCHING THE GEOPORTAL TO MONITOR DROUGHT RISKS FROM SPACE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STUDIES.
Oct 21, 2016
Several events devoted to adapting and reducing vulnerability of Kazakhstan to climate change will take place on October 24-25.
“On ugliness”: site-specific performance based on Umberto Eco
Oct 17, 2016
Ugliness repels us. A huge industry works to help us rid from the ugliness of our own. However, contemplating one’s ugliness is a fascinating process. There were times when a man went to watch executions and visited the circus - both are today substituted by the cinema. Why do we sometimes want to relate ourselves with the ugly, whilst staying aside in our own beauty and harmony?