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Afghan Students Reminisce: On the hard path to Self-Realization

In many countries, education is taken for granted, it is the norm. In contrast, in some societies women still lack equal access or equal opportunities to education regardless of their abilities and…  


Scaling stony mountain pass to parity – Science degrees in hand

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite an ongoing international effort to inspire and engage women and girls in the sciences,…  


Kazakhstan may suffer economic losses in wheat production due to climate change

Although hunger eradication and undernourishment is not relevant to Kazakhstan, they remain one of the humanity’s most pressing problems globally. Between 1992 and 2017, significant progress was made…  


Recovering Better with Integrity

Corruption, bribery, theft, tax evasion, and other illicit financial flows cost developing countries $1.26 trillion per year. That is roughly the combined size of the economies of Switzerland, South…  


Everyone has the right to work

There are 430,000 people with disabilities in a productive age in Kazakhstan and only a quarter of them are employed. To address the unemployment, in April 2020, UNDP supported the launch of the…  


GBV response protocols of South Korean police inspired a change in attitude of Kazakhstan police force

“Serving as the first line of response in gender-based violence (GBV) cases, the police in Kazakhstan plays an important role in ensuring access to justice for survivors of violence. Their experience…  


Afghan students continue their studies in Kazakhstan: the story of Jamila

Jamila Bahrami, 27, from Ghazni province in Afghanistan, is a recipient of a European Union-funded scholarship for Afghan women to acquire skills and education in higher education institutions of…  


1,000 civil servants in Kazakhstan upgrade their digital and communication skills

1000 civil servants of the central and local executive bodies of Kazakhstan upgraded their digital and communication skills to ensure their effectiveness under the telecommuting model of work.  


UNDP catalyses issuance of first green bonds in Kazakhstan

The transition to a sustainable global economy requires countries to promote and incentivise investments that provide environmental benefits.  


Protecting snow leopard as a symbol of protecting the biodiversity of Kazakhstan

The snow leopard is one of the rarest and little-studied a rest of the cat family. It is a recognized symbol of the Central Asian countries.  

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