Press releases
  • Minister of Agriculture presented a seminar about joint UNDP agriculture projectsMar 29, 2016On 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 initiativeMar 21, 2016

  • Kazakhstan's transition to green economy model: Introduction of innovative solutions in water management of KazakhstanFeb 24, 2016ASTANA - 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 2001Feb 9, 2016Istanbul, 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 workFeb 9, 2016Addis 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.

  • International conference "Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan Model of Civil Service" was hosted today in Nazarbayev University in Astana with participation of central government bodies, international organizations, diplomatic missions, and academic institutions.Jan 28, 2016International conference "Nazarbayev and Kazkkhstan Model of Civil Service" was hosted today in Nazarbayev University in Astana with participation of central government bodies, international organizations, diplomatic missions, and academic institutions. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Civil Service Affairs as a part of events scheduled to celebrate 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence and supported through "Civil Service Reform Advocacy through Ethics, Meritocracy and Anticorruption" tied grand project.

  • Almaty akimat together with the city department of emergency situations sum up the competition “company of the year, the most prepared for emergencies – 2015”Dec 23, 2015(Almaty, December 21, 2015). The Almaty Akimat and Department of Emergency Situations (DES) summed up the competition "Company of the Year, the most prepared for emergencies - 2015". The ceremony of awarding certificates to representatives of trade and entertainment centers, actively participating in the competition: « MEGA Center Alma-Ata » ., «MAXIMA» and «Promenade» took place in DES premises in Almaty on December 21, 2015. The competition was held within the project "DIPECHO VIII: Strengthening resilience to seismic hazards at the level of urban and rural communities in the south-eastern Kazakhstan," that is being carried out in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Committee of Emergency Situations of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan with the financial support of European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO).

  • Transboundary water management discussed at workshop in AstanaDec 22, 2015In the joint project of the European Union, United Nations Development Programme and the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations “Supporting Kazakhstan's transition to a Green Economy model" together with the Scientific Research and Education Center "Green Academy” a two days seminar "Improving transboundary water resources management in the Republic of Kazakhstan” was held on 7-8 December 2015.

  • UNDP thanks partners at Kazakh Waltz Ball, celebrating 70th anniversary of the UNDec 10, 2015Astana 9 December, 2015 – A Ball of Kazakh Waltz will take place at Saltanat Sarayi reception house (Kabanbay batyr Ave., 8), on 11 December at 7 P.M., co-organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly with the Alliance of Volunteers of Kazakhstan and in partnership with EXPO 2017 “Future Energy”.

  • NPD coordinates water resource management activities in Kazakhstan.Dec 2, 2015National Policy Dialogue on water policy was held in Astana on December 2nd 2015.

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