Tomorrow (March 2nd 2016), marks the 24th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s membership with the United Nations. Since joining the UN in 1992, Kazakhstan has undergone a remarkable transformation. In slightly more than two decades, in partnership with UN organisations and associated agencies, Kazakhstan has developed into a significant regional player as Central Asia’s largest economy, with an increasingly prominent role in international affairs.
Kazakhstan’s committed partnership and involvement with UN programmes and agencies is evident in the projects undertaken to promote water, food, energy and nuclear security, among other fields. Its rapid economic expansion, averaging more than 10% growth between 2000-2007, and sustained during the recent years of global economic uncertainty, means that it is not only an agent of UN projects, but also an indispensable donor in its own right.
KazakhstanUNSC.com – a multilingual website dedicated to Kazakhstan’s bid to secure a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the years 2017/18 – is today pleased to present the fourteenth in its series of Occasional Papers, entitled “Kazakhstan and the UN – Towards a Stronger Partnership”.
The Paper provides an outline of Kazakhstan’s engagement with the UN, paying particular attention to some of the actions taken in line with the four main pillars of Kazakhstan’s UNSC campaign. It concludes with a brief look at Kazakhstan’s development charity and regional cooperation.
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