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In 1992, March 2 Kazakhstan became a member of the UN.
In 1992, April 15 by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan was appointed the first Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations (A.Arystanbekova). In 1992, June 5 the President signed a decree on the establishment of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations.
In 1993, February 16 a representative office was opened in Kazakhstan. Since 2010, December 12 Stephen Tull has been Resident Coordinator.
Kazakhstan is a member of almost all UN agencies, two regional commissions (UNECE and ESCAP), periodically elected a member of a number of the functional commissions of ECOSOC, as well as a member of the Executive Boards of UNICEF, UNESCO, UN-Women. From 2013 to 2015 Kazakhstan is a member of the Human Rights Council of the UN.
In June 2010, the Government of Kazakhstan declared its candidacy for the November 2016 United Nations General Assembly elections for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2017-2018. Kazakhstan was elected to the United Nations Security Council on June 28 2016.
Kazakhstan has actively participated in all the major events and hosted major international forums under its auspices, such as the first global UN Conference for landlocked countries (Almaty, August 2003)., 63rd Session of ESCAP (Almaty, May 2007), WHO conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration on primary health care (2008), 18 General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (October 2009)., 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development for Asia and the Pacific (September 2010).
The position of our state in the UN is formed on the basis of the interests of Kazakhstan on the full range of issues addressed by the United Nations. Particular attention is given to strengthening cooperation with the Organization in the field of economy, ecology and social development, the progressive development of international law, respect for human rights in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking.
Kazakhstan's contribution to global nuclear disarmament can not be overemphasized. Kazakhstan has a great authority in the world as a country that voluntarily renounced the world's fourth largest nuclear arsenal in the world.
Our country is an active participant of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and it supports its early entry into force.
The fight against terrorism is the United Nations agenda for decades. Today Kazakhstan has joined all 13 international conventions on universal counter-terrorism.
Kazakhstan pays special attention to the development of international and regional cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking and illicit drug trafficking. Our country has ratified all the major UN conventions in this field.
Kazakhstan has made an active contribution to the implementation of the agreements reached at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio +20. A national concept of transition to a "green" economy, national programs aimed at sustainable development in key sectors: energy, water, utilities and agriculture, industry, biodiversity were developed.
Choosing the theme of the international exhibition "Expo-2017", which will take Kazakhstan - "Energy Future" - is intended to promote best practices in the field of sustainable energy.
Cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the global and major regional environmental conventions and agreements on climate protection, prevention of desertification, transboundary air pollution, biodiversity, and protection of the marine environment of the Caspian Sea are developing steadily.
Kazakhstan attaches great importance to cooperation with the UN to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights and removes the leading role of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
At the initiative of Kazakhstan in 2009, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution 64/35, announcing August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests.
Considerable importance is attached to cooperation between Kazakhstan and UNESCO. By the initiative of Kazakhstan, the resolution of the last session of the UN General Assembly proclaimed the years 2013-2022 as the International Decade of Rapprochement of Cultures. Its official inauguration took place in 2013 in Astana.
Currently the country starts realization of agenda "MDG plus", which is adapted to the conditions of Kazakhstan and provides higher indicators. The priority issues for us are to reduce poverty and unemployment, maternal and child mortality, sustainable development, improve the environment, HIV / AIDS, gender equality.
At present the cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the UN is carried out within Framework of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the period 2010-2015.
The total amount of expected funding from various sources in support of UNDAF for the period from 2010 to 2015 is 79.64 million.
20 citizens of Kazakhstan are working in various organs of the UN system. In 2011 for the first time in the history of independent Kazakhstan and the UN representative of the country K.Tokayev was appointed to the post of Deputy Secretary General of the UN. He is also the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament.
Recognizing UN indispensable tool of international relations, Kazakhstan will seek to make a worthy contribution to the solution of common problems of humanity through the community of nations by means of the Organization.