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This site provides background information on Kazakhstan, its policy priorities and positions on the issues of peace and security, development, human rights and many other topics, which are on the Agenda of the United Nations. The site also contains information about the Mission's staff and provides links to the Government, mass media and other institutions of Kazakhstan.

Statement by H.E. Mr. Erlan Idrissov Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the plenary meeting of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (26 September 2014, New York) source

Kazakhstan’s way – 2050:
Common Aim, Common Interests,
Common future

Address of the President
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Nursultan A. Nazarbayev to the Nation
January 2014

Dear fellow citizens!
Distinguished Members of Parliament!

A year ago I announced the new political course for Kazakhstan until 2050.The main goal is to join the group of 30 most developed countries.This project is called “Eternal Kazakhstan”. It is a mature vision of a new era in the history of our country.

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Казахстанский путь – 2050:
Единая цель, единые интересы,
единое будущее

Послание Президента Республики Казахстан Н. Назарбаева
народу Казахстана.
17 января 2014 г.

Уважаемые соотечественники!
Казахстан ХХI века – страна, созданная с «нуля» всего за два десятилетия талантливым, трудолюбивым, толерантным народом! Это наше общее детище, которым мы гордимся! Это наше великое творение, которое мы беззаветно любим!

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Қымбатты қазақстандықтар!

Құрметті депутаттар!

Бір жыл бұрын мен еліміздің 2050 жылға дейінгі дамуының жаңа саяси бағдарын жария еттім. Басты мақсат – Қазақстанның ең дамыған 30 мемлекеттің қатарына қосылуы. Ол – «Мәңгілік Қазақстан» жобасы, ел тарихындағы біз аяқ басатын жаңа дәуірдің кемел келбеті.

Қазақ елі өткен 22 жылда қыруар іс тындырды. Біз үлгілі дамудың өзіндік моделін қалыптастырдық. Әрбір отандасымыздың жүрегінде елімізге деген шексіз мақтаныш сезімін орнықтырдық. Қазақстандықтар ертеңіне, елінің болашағына сеніммен қарайды. Халықтың 97 пайызы әлеуметтік ахуалдың тұрақтылығын және оның жыл өткен сайын жақсара түскенін айтады.

Бүгінде Отанымыздың жетістіктері – әрбір азаматтың ұлттық мақтанышы. Күшті, қуатты мемлекеттер ғана ұзақмерзімдік жоспарлаумен, тұрақты экономикалық өсумен айналысады. «Қазақстан-2050» Стратегиясы – барлық саланы қамтитын және үздіксіз өсуді қамтамасыз ететін жаңғыру жолы. Ол – елдігіміз бен бірлігіміз, ерлігіміз бен еңбегіміз сыналатын, сынала жүріп шыңдалатын үлкен емтихан. Стратегияны мүлтіксіз орындап, емтиханнан мүдірмей өту – ортақ парыз, абыройлы міндет!


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Press Release

9.1.2014

On 9 January 2014, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon. During the ceremony, they exchanged views on current issues on the global agenda, the role of the United Nations in addressing them, and Kazakhstan’s contribution to this process.

Both parties emphasized the fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation between our country and the world Organization, its funds and programmes. High-level meetings between the President of Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, and Secretary-General, H.E. Ban Ki-moon, are being held regularly, and the United Nations supports many international initiatives taken by Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan stands ready to continue its work with the United Nations on issues highlighted by the Secretary-General, such as poverty eradication, women's empowerment and protecting their rights, the development of public-private partnerships, creation of new jobs, climate change and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Kazakhstan has been actively involved in the process of elaborating the Sustainable Development Goals and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We were among the first to report to the international community on reaching the targets for a number of MDGs, including eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, access to primary education, and achieving gender equality in the sphere of secondary education.

The issues of non-proliferation, energy, water and food security are high priorities on the agenda of Kazakhstan’s election campaign for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2017-2018.

The Republic of Kazakhstan became a member of the United Nations on 2 March 1992. Since its accession, the country has been sponsoring and co-sponsoring various resolutions related to nuclear disarmament, addressing consequences of the nuclear tests, protection of populations of environmentally vulnerable regions, and the rapprochement of cultures.

Kazakhstan is an active engaged member of numerous United Nations bodies. Currently, it is a member of the Economic and Social Council, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the Coordinating Board of UNAIDS, and the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO.

Kazakhstan has nominated its candidacy to the post of President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was the first Asian representative to successfully head the United Nations Office at Geneva. Mrs. Byrganym Aitimova, the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to United Nations in New York in 2007-2013, also served as President of the International Association of Permanent Representatives to United Nations.

Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations

Position of Kazakhstan on major
international issues at the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

5.12.2013

1. During the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly Kazakhstan will continue promoting its external policy priorities which reflect the country’s strategic vision and international commitments. Multilateral cooperation and partnership within the United Nations will continue moving along its main direction of strengthening and advancing the Organization’s role in the prevention and settlement of conflicts and crises, promoting sustainable development, tackling man-made and natural disasters, as well as in addressing other contemporary global concerns and problems.

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О позиции Казахстана
по основным международным вопросам
повестки дня 68-й сессии ГА ООН

23.09.2013

1. В ходе очередной, 68-й сессии Генеральной Ассамблеи ООН Казахстан продолжит реализовывать свои внешнеполитические приоритеты в соответствии со стратегическими интересами страны и международными обязательствами. Многостороннее взаимодействие с партнерами в рамках ООН будет и далее строиться в направлении укрепления и повышения роли Организации в вопросах предотвращения и урегулирования конфликтов и кризисов, обеспечения устойчивого развития, борьбы с международными угрозами, защиты прав и свобод человека, предотвращения и реабилитации последствий техногенных и природных катастроф, решения других глобальных проблем.

2. Современные процессы диктуют государствам-членам ООН необходимость активного объединения для решения сложных и масштабных задач, требующих системной адаптации Организации к текущим реалиям, повышению ее эффективности при решении международных проблем, предотвращения угроз и вызовов.

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Press Releases

08/14/2013 About the “Steppe Eagle -2013” peacekeeping exercise More


New Mayoral Elections successfully conclude across Kazakhstan
Press Release
August 12, 2013
New Mayoral Elections successfully conclude across Kazakhstan
The Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kazakhstan Kuandyk Turgankulov has announced that the election of 2,454 local mayors or akims under a new system has successfully taken place across cities, villages, towns as well as in rural areas all over Kazakhstan this week (August 5-9).
Under the new system akims have been elected at the local level by local representative bodies or maslikhats. Previously, akims were appointed by central government and the election of akims is seen as an important step towards greater state democratization and the development of the role of local government in Kazakhstan. The new system of akim elections was first presented in the ‘Kazakhstan 2050’ strategy announced by President Nazarbayev, in December 2012. More


Opening Remarks
by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev
at the VI Astana Economic Forum
Astana, May 23, 2013 More

May 6, 2013
Уважаемые казахстанцы!
Сегодня мы проводим XX сессию Ассамблеи народа Казахстана.
Это означает, что мы прошли большой путь.
За эти годы Ассамблея достигла совершеннолетия, стала важнейшим общегражданским институтом нашей нации.
Казахстан стал территорией, свободной от этнических конфликтов.
Экономические и социально-политические реформы успешно состоялись, благодаря межэтническому спокойствию и гармонии.
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Kazakhstan elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council Read whole document

Nov 13, 2012 Kazakhstan elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council Read whole document

Nov 14,2012 Statement by Byrganym Aitimova English

June 7, 2012 Заявление по Беларуси English, Russian

June 6, 2012 Заявление по декл-ции ОДКБ English, Russian

June 5, 2012 Заявление по СВМДА English, Russian

КОНЦЕПЦИЯ ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТИ СОВЕТА РЕЛИГИОЗНЫХ ЛИДЕРОВ russian

May 30, 2012 Astana Выступление Президента Республики Казахстан Нурсултана Назарбаева на открытии IV Съезда лидеров мировых и традиционных религий (russian)

May 30-31, 2012 Astana APPEAL BY THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE IV CONGRESS OF LEADERS OF WORLD AND TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS english,russian,kazakh

May 3, 2012 Astana President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan
ORDER N 1 english,russian)


Address by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 38th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers
(Astana, June 28, 2011)
(english)

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Remarks by H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum.
Astana, Kazakhstan, June 8, 2011
(english,russian)

 

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Address of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to the People of Kazakhstan (english)

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President Nazarbayev Welcomes US-Russia Upcoming Nuclear Pact, Says It Strengthens Hope for a Nuclear Weapons Free World (english,russian)

 Prezident Nazarbaev with Counsule

In Kazakhstan, UN Chief Urges Global Nuclear Disarmament (english, russian)

 

Kazakh President discusses global peace, nuclear security in Russian paper “ Izvestia ” on 2 April 2010 (english, russian)

 

Text of the video address by President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the occasion of Kazakhstan's assumption of the Chairmanship of the OSCE (english)

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Statement by Mr. Kanat Saudabayev, Chairman in office of the OSCE and Secretary of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, at the 787th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (english)

 

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Let me begin by extending my warm greetings to all of you at the annual meeting of countries that have chosen the path leading to a world free of nuclear weapons.

Twenty years ago, on 29 August 1991, we closed a tragic page in the history of our country, when President Nursultan Nazarbayev, by his unilateral decree, shut down the Semipalatinsk test site, one of the largest in the world.

From the very first day of its independence, Kazakhstan has demonstrated to the entire world its sincere commitment to a future that free of nuclear weapons, and we continue to make our case for the “disarmament race”. We reiterate firmly that we need to take further energetic steps aimed at lowering the nuclear threat.

A major step in this direction would be the earliest entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which is a catalyst of the disarmament process and a guarantee for strengthening the nuclear weapons non-proliferation regime.

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Environmental Issues

The issues of sustainable development and environmental protection should be among priority items on the UN Agenda. Their solution is definitely a priority for Kazakhstan, which has been affected by such man-made and natural disasters as the dying Aral Sea and the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing ground. Humanitarian, social and economic implications of these and other disasters continue to have a negative effect on the sustainable development not only of Kazakhstan but of the entire Central Asian region. In this context, Kazakhstan calls for a closer international cooperation in the solution of problems involving the efforts to deal with the effects of these and other natural and man-made disasters.

Millennium Development Goals

Kazakhstan believes that issues of development and related challenges involving timely and effective achievement of the Millennium Development Goals should continue to be the focus of attention of the international community. The view that the framework for a collective security system can be established through creating conditions for development of States is of special importance. It is encouraging to note that the outcome document adopted by the world Summit has reaffirmed that development is a central goal and that sustainable development in its economic, social and cultural dimensions is an important area of work of the entire United Nations system.

Statement by H.E. Mr. Yerzhan Kazykhanov

New York City, 23 September 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by extending my warm greetings to all of you at the annual meeting of countries that have chosen the path leading to a world free of nuclear weapons. More....

KAZAKHSTAN AGAINST TERRORISM

Kazakhstan welcomes the initiative to introduce a counter-terrorism strategy that provides for the elimination of the causes of terrorism and its renunciation as a tactical means to attract political attention. The success of this strategy will largely depend on the strengthening of international, regional and sub-regional cooperation in the fight against international terrorism and the growing role of regional organization in dealing with this evil. Yet building the capacity of states to prevent terrorist operations and recruitment by terrorists is the most effective element of a comprehensive strategy. More about legalization documents

Kazakhstan attaches great significance to a comprehensive legal framework successfully established by the United Nations General Assembly in the field of counter-terrorism. In addition to all twelve United Nation counter-terrorism conventions, Kazakhstan acceded to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism on September 16, 2005.