16.05.14: Introducing Kazakhstan’s Bid to Secure a Non-Permanent Seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2017/18

In September 2013, Kazakhstan announced its bid to secure a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the years 2017/18.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a multilingual website, KazakhstanUNSC.com, which aims to communicate the main policy priorities of Kazakhstan’s UNSC bid.

As a regional leader and global partner in matters of energy security, and a valuable contributor to international peacekeeping missions, Kazakhstan wishes to bring its unique experience and expertise to bear on some of the pressing challenges currently facing the UNSC.

Its bid is based on four central pillars: food security, water security, energy security and nuclear security.

Kazakhstan has the experience, political will and resources to make a valuable contribution to the global challenges faced by the UNSC.   It is fully engaged in its commitment to assume such responsibilities on the Security Council.

The Republic of Kazakhstan supports peace, prosperity, individual opportunity and economic development, and its government upholds these values and beliefs in its words and in its actions.

As the ninth largest country in the world, with a rich and diverse history spanning more than two thousand years, Kazakhstan has, in the twenty-two years since it regained its Independence and established its statehood, learned important lessons about the development of relations with its allies, regional neighbours and international trading partners.

Home to over 130 different ethnic groups, Kazakhstan is nothing less than a microcosm of the United Nations.   We invite you to watch H.E. Erlan Idrissov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, explain the country’s aspirations for a UN Security Council role in this Introductory Video.   Please also browse the Newsroom’s archive of publications; and subscribe to our regular and informative newsletters and bulletins.

Kazakhstan is fully engaged in its commitment to assume the responsibilities as a member of the Security Council.   We hope you will learn more about our country and give your wholehearted support to our bid.

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