Articles by Yakup Beris

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Human progress at the precipice

Viruses can jump from animal to human and around the world in a heartbeat. Factory emissions can contribute to wildfires a hemisphere away. Plastic dropped on a city street can clog waterways and threaten sea life on a distant shore.  These are snapshots of the new geological age we are living in – the Anthropocene,…

UN75: Stronger UN, Better World

Throughout its 75 years of existence, the United Nations has been at the forefront in addressing most burning development challenges of the day facing humanity and the planet. Yes, not always everything went as we would like, but we were always driven by simple, universal, and understandable ideals for everyone. We prioritized peace and international…