Articles by Cihan Sultanoğlu

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Sustainable energy: the world is no longer in the dark

There can be no development without energy. Energy allows hospitals to function, helps children study at night, irrigates cropland and powers the global internet. Energy is vital and essential to realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 17 internationally-agreed goals to eliminate poverty, protect the planet and leave no one behind by 2030. Yet around…

It’s Now or Never to Make the World Gender Equal

Achieving gender equality and eliminating poverty are part of the same battle. As we mark International Women’s Day, let us remember that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development needs all of humanity to succeed, not just half of it. Gender equality is not only a moral obligation and a matter of human rights. It is…