Articles by Alan Baumgarten, United Nations Correspondent

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

At UN, FM Abdrakhmanov outlines Kazakhstan’s priorities and peacemaking initiatives

NEW YORK – In his first appearance before the United Nations General Assembly as Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov outlined his country’s view of the world and its many, varied problems and crises. Speaking in the Assembly’s grand hall at the UN’s New York headquarters on Sept. 21, he also described in particular the efforts…