The High-level event “National Contributions to SDG 7 and Sustainable Energy for All. Astana EXPO-2017: Exploring New Horizons” with the presentation of Astana EXPO-2017 took place on May 31st 2016, at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Among the participating bodies were the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UN, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the Office of the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Developing Countries, Landlocked and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), and the Office of Initiative “Sustainable Energy For All» (SE4All). The Kazakhstan National Company Astana-EXPO-2017, Nazarbayev University and the International Secretariat of G-Global contributed to the meeting as well.
The participants, including ambassadors and experts from the permanent missions to the United Nations and representatives of NGO’s, academia and business, exchanged their views on the coordination of the efforts of the UN, national governments, business, civil society and other stakeholders to achieve the goal of universal energy access by 2030.
Astana EXPO-2017 Representative Mr. Ruslan Zhemkov made a presentation on the preparations to the Exhibition, further usage of the constructed objects and Kazakhstan’s national policy regarding energy efficiency, alternative sources of energy and providing universal access to modern energy sources. During the discussion, participants of the High-level event noted that EXPO 2017 represents a real contribution by Kazakhstan to the achievement of agreed global energy goals.