Articles by Kairat Abdrakhmanov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping mission to Lebanon is another contribution to peace

On Oct. 31, a Kazakh peacekeeping company of 120 people arrived to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for deployment as part of the forces of the joint Kazakh-Indian battalion called IndKazBat. This battalion is deployed in the Eastern sector of the area falling under responsibility of the East multinational land peacekeeping brigade, located…

Kazakhstan remembers Kofi Annan

The international community is bidding farewell to the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. Kofi Annan, a unique person in the history of the United Nations, has been and remains in many respects the first. He was the first representative from Africa to lead the UN. He was the first Secretary General, who…

Building Civil Service Excellence in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This September, we usher in the post-2015 development agenda with a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed upon by UN member states, with civil society participation, based on national, regional and global consultations. These goals are transformative and their impact goes far beyond the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in vision, complexity, outreach and…