Nur Sultan, 2 March 2022 (TDI): Kazakhstan celebrates the 30th anniversary of joining the United Nations. Kazakhstan became a full-fledged member in the 46th session of the United Nations on 2 March 1992.

In this way, Kazakistan became the 168th member of the UN. Moreover, the country has ratified more than 100 UN conventions and treaties after assuming membership.

Kazakhstan established its Permanent Mission to the UN in New York on June 5, 1992. Moreover, Kazakhstan actively participated in different UN bodies to promote peace, security, prosperity, and tolerance across the globe.

The Kazakhstan government works with 27 UN agencies broad range of issues. These include human rights, gender equality, women empowerment, economic and social development, environmental protection and disaster relief, and the promotion of good governance.

Kazakhstan President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev tweeted on the 30th anniversary and said, “30 years ago, Kazakhstan became a full-fledged member of the United Nations.”

The country has had fruitful cooperation with the UN on matters of global security & building a harmonious society. Amid growing geopolitical tensions, Kazakhstan advocates strengthening the UN and its consolidating role.

United Nations and Kazakhstan Relations 

Kazakhstan and the United Nations share strong diplomatic relations. To negate terrorism, Kazakhstan has ratified all 19 universal counter-terrorism conventions and protocols. This shows Kazakhastan’s commitment to global terrorism strategy.

Furthermore, Kazakhstan actively participates in UN peacekeeping activities by sending peacekeepers and military observers to various UN missions.

Kazakhstan’s role for SDFs, Climate Change, and Human Rights

Kazakhstan firmly adheres to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals under Agenda 2030. Likewise, it has created a national architecture Sustainable Development Goals. Further, it also established KazAID Official Development Assistance Agency in 2020.

KazAID aims to help Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to achieve SDGs. Kazakhstan proposed UN Regional Center for SDGs in Almaty. Regional Center will coordinate development activities in the Central Asian countries.

To tackle climate change, Kazakhstan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030. Further, it also aims for carbon neutrality by 2060.

Moreover, Kazakhstan pays special attention to international human rights, and it has signed all basic United Nations documents in the area of human rights protection. In addition, Kazakhstan has joined United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for session 2022-2024.