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  • Kazakhstan’s vision of the future is supported by UNDP and EU May 26, 2016

    25 May 2016 Astana – UN Assistant Secretary-General, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC), Cihan Sultanoglu, and the Head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan Ambassador Traian Hristea were the key-note speakers at the conference “Green economy providing social innovation, economic diversification and environmental sustainability”, held during the Astana Economic Forum.

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator praises Kazakhstan’s ‘force and speed of transformation’, highlights critical areas of UNDP support to Kazakhstan in the next 5 years May 25, 2016

    25 May 2016, Astana – UN Assistant Secretary-General, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC), Cihan Sultanoglu, was a key-note speaker at the conference “UNDP’s 50th anniversary: Exploring New Opportunities to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals,” held during the Astana Economic Forum.

  • UNDP Assistant Administrator will participate in press-conference at Astana Economic Forum May 18, 2016

    Representatives of the media are kindly invited to attend a press-conference at the Astana Economic Forum with the United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator, and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC), Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu. Previously, she served as the Director of Human Resources of UNDP. Ms. Sultanoglu also served as Deputy Regional Director of RBEC, (2007-2010); UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus (2004-2007), and Lithuania (2000-2005).

  • Tree planting for SDGs May 11, 2016

    6 MAY 2016, 10 a.m. - Astana- KAZGUU University. A tree planting event has taken place at KAZGUU University to raise awareness about Sustainable Development Goals in Kazakhstan and contribute to greening of Astana. The event was organized jointly with the Earth Foundation "Sustainable Development".

  • UNDP moves on to pursue indemnity and index insurance to secure Kazakh farmers May 3, 2016

    Farmers in Kazakhstan are turned on to use the advantage of a new innovative, indemnity and index insurance scheme which settles the contemporary advanced climate projection technology and satellite data to assist agricultural workers in the face of drought condition.

  • Minister of Agriculture presented a seminar about joint UNDP agriculture projects Mar 29, 2016

    On 26-27 March the Ministry of Agriculture and UNDP organized a special seminar for media to raise awareness about key aspects and achievements in the agricultural sector. The Minister of Agriculture Mr. A. Mamytbekov took part in the event and made a presentation on results of the reforms undertaken in the last five years.

  • Almaty joins the Open Streets initiative Mar 21, 2016
  • Kazakhstan's transition to green economy model: Introduction of innovative solutions in water management of Kazakhstan Feb 24, 2016

    ASTANA - Kazakhstan's Green Economy Concept policy, adopted in May 2013, aims to diversify the economy through careful use of natural resources. Effective use of water identified as the key pillar of the national concept has driven the start of the joint project “Supporting Kazakhstan’s transition to a Green Economy model”. The project funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP and UNECE had been developed in close consultations with the Committee of Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The project goal is to contribute to the long-term environmentally sustainable economic development of Kazakhstan, through integration of best “green” practices and technologies in water sector. Duration of the project is 2015 - 2018.

  • Middle class in Eastern Europe and Central Asia tripled in size since 2001 Feb 9, 2016

    Istanbul, Turkey, 9 February -- The middle class in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia swelled from about 33 million people in 2001 to 90 million in 2013, a new study from the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) shows.

  • UNDP urges that no one is left behind in the fast-changing world of work Feb 9, 2016

    Addis Ababa, 14 December 2015 —Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today and how it is performed. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but also profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human Development Report, released today at a ceremony in Ethiopia, urges governments to act now to ensure no one is left behind in the fast-changing world of work.

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