On November 1, 2019, the Foreign Ministry carried out a briefing on the theme “UN and Kazakhstan: Together Toward Sustainable Future” with the participation of the diplomatic corps accredited in Kazakhstan and representatives of government bodies of Kazakhstan. The event is dedicated to the commemoration of the UN Day, celebrated annually on October 24 to honor the creation of this organization.
During his welcoming speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tleuberdi noted that strengthening cooperation with the UN is one of the priority vectors of the country's foreign policy.
The Foreign Minister underlined that over the 27 years since Kazakhstan joined the UN, a high level of interaction has been achieved by joint efforts in all three areas of the Organization’s activities - peace and security, sustainable development, human rights. The Minister also identified further prospects for expanding cooperation, including on the basis of the building for international organizations opened in May 2019 in Almaty, which currently houses regional, subregional and country offices of 16 UN agencies and programs.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan, Norimasa Shimomura, praised the active role of Kazakhstan in UN activities. The efforts of Kazakhstan in the field of nuclear non-proliferation, sustainable development and conflict resolution were noted, including during the successful membership of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.
The participants were also informed about the ongoing work on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the national level, as well as about the progress in preparing a new Framework Program for Cooperation between Kazakhstan and the UN for 2021-2025, which will serve as a guideline for the activities of the UN country team for the next 5 years.
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