UNDP has been working in Kazakhstan since 1993. Between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and UNDP was signed the agreement covering priority areas of the Programme in Kazakhstanin October 1994.

Cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and UNDP, based on the 1994 Agreement, went to the new format by signing the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the new stage of national development in November 25, 2009.

UNDP is the UN agency primarily responsible for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was adopted in September 2000 in New York at the Millennium Summit. MDGs is a set of interrelated tasks aimed at solving the problems of poverty and hunger, illiteracy, gender inequality, child and maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and environmental degradation.

The efforts of UNDP in Kazakhstan focus on building institutions, developing key national and regional policies and building partnerships with the government and society to secure a sustainable future for the country and region.

Collaboration with UNDP aims to strengthen electoral and legislative systems, improving access to justice and public information and securing the rights of people with disabilities.

Framework Programme of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is one of the basic documents defining cooperation with Kazakhstan, which is reviewed and approved every five years.

The program is based on five core program principles: respect for human rights, gender equality, environmental sustainability, management, results-oriented and capacity building.

Kazakhstan has successfully implemented the UNDAF for 2005-2009. Currently the UNDAF for 2010-2015 entered into force and started launching the process of preparing a new UNDAF for the Republic of Kazakhstan for the period 2016-2020.

Created at : 4.12.2013, 14:44, Updated at : 10.09.2015, 11:08