History of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) originates from the official visit of the Executive Director of the UN Office for Drug Control D.Dzhakomelli in Kazakhstan in May 1994.

Kazakhstan has signed and ratified all major international agreements in the field of drug control and crime (Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961), the Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971), the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (1988), Convention for the Suppression Transnational Organized Crime (2000) and its Protocols, the UN Convention against Corruption (2003).

Membership in UNP is carried by contributions of Kazakhstan to the United Nations. Since 2009, Kazakhstan started its voluntary contributions to the UNODC (300 thousand. projects implemented by UNODC for Kazakhstan and other countries in 2011 and (250 thous.) and support the activities of UNODC (50 thous.), 150 thousand. to support activities CARICC in 2012 and 2013).

The most important activity of the Permanent Mission is the development of technical cooperation. The total amount of realized by UNODC international and regional projects involving Kazakhstan, is over $ 100 million.

Of particular importance for Kazakhstan has specialized Paris Pact initiative. Priority actions of the Paris Pact is implemented by using the so-called "Strategy "Rainbow"", consisting of seven plans for the various aspects of the problem of Afghan drug trafficking. Kazakhstan delegation during the 53rd session of the CND urged UNODC to expand cooperation with the OSCE to combat trafficking in Afghan narcotics and of new joint projects, such as "Strengthening regional cooperation between Afghanistan and transit countries and the contribution of all interested countries in anti-drug efforts on based on the principle of common and shared responsibility".

Kazakhstan was a member of the Commissionon Narcotic Drugs of the UN (CND), which determines the general policy of the UN in the field of drugs. For the period from 2014 to 2017 Kazakhstan is a member of CND again.

In 2013, the Chairman MIA of Kazakhstan in combating drug trafficking A.Vyborov participated in the 56th session of the CND in the international conference "Strengthening international cooperation in preventing terrorism".

In 2014 from 7 to 11 April experts of Pakistan and Qatar visited Astana for reviewing the implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention against Corruption (to Chapter 3, "Criminalization and law enforcement" and Chapter 4, "International Cooperation") by Kazakhstan. It is expected that the summary of the review will be prepared by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and made at the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention in June 2014.

Created at : 4.12.2013, 19:34, Updated at : 20.02.2018, 11:10