Astana, November 29, 2010 – In the frame of his visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan to participate in Astana OSCE Summit, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon held a meeting with the group of women-peace activists from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan who are also the members of regional initiative “Women for peace and security in Central Asia, the Ferghana Valley region”. The meeting will be also attended by the representatives of Central Asia civil society, academia and governmental bodies. The meeting took place in Astana Rixos Hotel at 10.00 on November 30.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is honored to inform that Mr. Aidos Sagat, singer, composer and the leader of a well known music band in Kazakhstan “Urker” became UNHCR Honorary Patron for Kazakhstan. On 15 November 2010, Mr. Saber Azam, UNHCR Regional Representative/Regional Coordinator for Central Asia and the leader of Urker Band signed a “contract of appointment”.
25 October 2010, Astana - The 2010 Millennium Development Goals Report prepared by the Government together with the UN Country Team has been presented at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan in Astana, Kazakhstan with the participation of senior government officials, senior experts and representatives of the Diplomatic community.
On September 17, 2010 at the Conference hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took place a ceremony of signing of the significant Agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and the United Nations. This day, the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rapil Zhoshybayev and the UN Resident Coordinator a.i., Ms. Hanaa Singer, signed the Agreement regarding the exemption from visa requirements for holders of UN (Laissez-Passer) passports.
On September 13, 2010, the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing held a press conference in the UN house in Astana where she shared her information on the status of the realisation of the right to adequate housing in the country. During her eight-day mission, the independent expert held meetings with a wide number of stakeholders, including Government officials, local authorities and civil society organisations, and discussed the progress made and the difficulties encountered by Kazakhstan in the implementation of the right to adequate housing.
Astana, 26 August 2010 - Kazakhstan hosts an international conference on nuclear disarmament in its capital Astana to mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests, officially observed on August 29. The Conference jointly organized by the MFA RK and the UN, was opened by the State Secretary/ Minister of Foreign Affairs Rk, Kanat Saudabayev, who also delivered a message of the President to participants.
17 August 2010, Astana – The Round table to discuss the assistance to the Semipalatinsk region and priorities for 2010-2015 carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly with the United Nations in Kazakhstan take place in Astana.