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Technical Expert Meeting on SDG statistics

From 15-27 September 2017, the technical meeting on SDG statistics was held in Borovoye.

The main issue of the program of the annual session of the UN General Assembly this week will be the assessment of global progress in achieving the "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDG), the UN consensus road map designed to solve the world's biggest problems by 2030.

Objective- development of a monitoring system for the Sustainable Development Goals up to 2030.

Regional Thematic Seminar “The History of Two Crises: Migration and Violent Extremism. Interrelation of Migration, Education and Development and Prevention of Violent Extremism”

From 18-19 September 2017, the regional thematic seminar on the topic “The History of Two Crises: Migration and Violent Extremism. Interrelation of Migration, Education and Development and Prevention of Violent Extremism” was held within the framework of USAID’s project “Dignity and Rights” in Astana. This event was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in close cooperation with UNESCO, UNDP and with the support of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Meeting with Educators for the Identification of Stateless Persons

On 7 September 2017, the meeting with representatives of the UO SKO to identify stateless persons in the South Kazakhstan region was held in Shymkent.

The purpose of the meeting was to increase the awareness of the participants about the provision of free legal aid to stateless persons, as well as further cooperation with teachers of secondary education institutions to identify stateless persons. Particular attention was paid to underage children who never received a birth certificate and whose citizenship is unknown.

Thematic Seminar “The Right of Migrants to Health Care and Access to Health Services”

From 4 -5 September 2017, the thematic seminar “The Rights of Migrants to Health Care and Access to Health Services” was held in Astana and was organized by IOM for representatives of central and local authorities, public organizations (working in the field of protecting the rights of migrants and their access to health services), as well as diasporas, employers, diplomatic missions and international organizations.

Objectives:

Round Table “Data on Children, Data for Children”

On 25 August 2017, the round table “Data on Children, Data for Children” was held in Shymkent and was organized by representatives of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan together with the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The round table was attended by non-governmental organizations and state and law enforcement agencies of the South Kazakhstan region.

The objectives of the round table were:

30th July – World Day against Trafficking in Persons

The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is celebrated annually on July 30. For the first time, the decision to declare this date as the international day of the fight against human trafficking was adopted on December 18, 2013 and was officially confirmed by the resolution of the UN General Assembly "Improving the coordination of efforts to combat trafficking in persons".

The resolution was adopted with the objective to intensifying international efforts aimed at counteracting the phenomenon of human trafficking.