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25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s membership to the United Nations

On February 28, 2017, an event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s membership to the United Nations was held at the Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in New York.
The thematic meeting was attended by the representatives from leading American (and New York-based) think-tanks and international media, including members of the UN Correspondents Association.
During the event, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN Kairat Umarov briefed the guests on the country’s achievements and key milestones over the past years in the main areas of cooperation with the UN, including security, nuclear non-proliferation, fighting terrorism and transnational crime, sustainable development, and climate change. A video prepared by the Mission informed the participants and guests about Kazakhstan’s initiatives in the area of nuclear disarmament, mainly, closing of the Semipalatinsk test site, abandoning of all nuclear weapons and programs in the early ’90s, proclaiming Central Asia a nuclear-weapon-free zone, establishing an interreligious dialogue (Congress of World and Traditional Religions), and creating the Conference on interaction and confidence Building measures in Asia (analogous to OSCE).
The presentation also covered Kazakhstan’s priorities as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for 2017-2018, as well as delegation’s main responsibilities as a Chair of the Council’s key committees. It was emphasized that the Mission’s work is based on the key provisions of the “road map” of Kazakhstan’s Council membership – “Peace. XXI Century” Manifesto, Head of State’s address to the members of the Security Council in January 2017.