Articles by Yerzhan Ashikbayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Strengthening Women’s Economic Opportunities: Achievements and Challenges

Today, the use of the economic potential of women is fraught with huge reservations and great opportunities. This is evidenced by numerous independent studies. For example, a report by the McKinsey Global Institute says that if women had equal opportunities with men in the field of business management, then by 2025, global GDP could increase…

Kazakhstan Implements Millennium Development Goals

The Constitution of our country defines Kazakhstan as a democratic, secular, legal and social state. From the first days of independence the country’s leadership has paid great attention to social support. The realisation of this high and noble purpose has been the key priority of the state’s long-term national development strategies, such as Kazakhstan2030 and…