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  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT NOWRUZ CELEBRATION

    NEW-YORK (20 March 2018) - It is clear that we all need the spirit of Nowruz and the world needs the spirit of Nowruz in order to be able to allow for peace and for justice and for understanding, and for the capacity to have mutual respect and the capacity to bring together the population of this world around the most noble values.

  • People with disabilities wrongly denied the power to make decisions, says UN expert

    GENEVA (6 March 2018) – People with disabilities are losing control over their everyday lives, and are even risking abuse and neglect, because of laws and practices that strip them of legal capacity, said the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

  • UNITED NATIONS ENCOURAGES ACTIVISM, IN PARTICULAR TO TRANSFORM LIVES OF RURAL WOMEN IN KAZAKHSTAN, TO ENSURE THAT NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND

    ASTANA (7 March 2018) - On the International Women's Day with the people of Kazakhstan we celebrate the unprecedented global strength and passion of the activists who work relentlessly to ensure respect for women’s rights, equality, safety and justice, lying at the very heart of human rights and the values of the UN.

  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    NEW YORK (8 March 2018) - We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change and zero tolerance for sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination of all kinds.

  • Businesses of Kazakhstan and the United Nations discuss the role of business sector in promoting Sustainable Development Goals

    ALMATY (15 February 2018) – Representatives of the United Nations and the business sector of Kazakhstan met to discuss how businesses can become more sustainable by embedding the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their practices, processes and strategies.

  • UN in Kazakhstan marks 25th anniversary of its presence in Kazakhstan

    ALMATY (16 February 2018) - 25th anniversary of the United Nations presence in Kazakhstan has been marked in Almaty. Foreign Minister, Mayor of Almaty, First Kazakh Ambassador to UN, first UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan of 1993, and the UN Resident Coordinator placed a commemorative plaque at the hotel “Kazakhstan’ in Almaty where the very first office of UN opened back in 1993.

  • Photo Exhibition "Migrants: An Invisible Force in Central Asia"

    ASTANA (20 December 2017) - International Organization for Migration / UN Migration Agency, Sub-regional Coordination Office for Central Asia and KAZGUU University cordially invite you to the opening of photo exhibition dedicated to the International Migration Day (December 18). Date and place: On Wednesday, December 20, Astana, KAZGUU University, 2 floor, 11:00 am

  • The Secretary-General Message for Human Rights Day

    NEW-YORK (10 December 2017) - This year’s commemoration of Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of seven decades since the adoption of one of the world’s most profound and far-reaching international agreements. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the equality and dignity of every human being and stipulates that every government has a core duty to enable all people to enjoy all their inalienable rights and freedoms.