International NGOs welcomed Kazakhstan's efforts in UN Security Council

06 December, 2018, 14:54 255
International NGOs welcomed Kazakhstan's efforts in UN Security Council

The NGO Working Group on the Security Council includes 37 non-governmental organizations in the following sphere: humanitarian freedoms, human rights, disarmament, global governance, and development. 

Kazakhstan has played a crucial role in the UN Security Council in solving many acute problems of the world, representatives of the leading international non-governmental organizations said in New York, a press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan informs. 

On 5 December, Ambassador Kairat Umarov and members of the NGO Working Group on the Security Council exchanged views om the current problems the world facing, and discussed the results of two-year work done by Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council at the special meeting in the Permanent Representative Office of Kazakhstan at the United Nations. 

"Kazakhstan, in its work in the UN Security Council, was impartial and objective. We have managed to responsibly accomplish many over these two years. This has been demonstrated most clearly by the accomplishment of all the priorities outlined by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in January 2017," said Umarov during a meeting with representatives of NGOs. 

He told about the precise results of Kazakhstan's efforts in the Security Council outlining each of the seven priorities and achievements due to our the efforts of our country, as well as expressed gratitude to the international non-governmental organizations for the support to the Kazakh delegation and the help in the spread of the main messages and positions of Kazakhstan on the problems of the world.

"We are open for dialogue and ready to continue close contacts and partnership in all key issues of the global and regional agenda," said the Ambassador. 

The promotion of the issues on nuclear disarmament and the role of trust in the global politics, a three-pronged strategy of security and development, the first visit of a high-ranking delegation of the UN Security Council to Afghanistan in 7 years, the deployment of the Kazakh peacekeeping contingent in Lebanon, the launch of the Code of Conduct to reach a world free of terrorism, the removal of many-year sanctions of the Security Council from the African country of Eritrea and many were the practical results of Kazakhstan's two-year intensive work in the UN Security Council. Kairat Umarov underlined that the implementation of all the questions and initiatives outlined will be continued.   

Credit: press service of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

Chairman of the NGO Working Group, head of the Amnesty International office at the UN Renzo Pomi has said that Kazakhstan proved to be a responsible and active supporter of peace and development, and made all necessary efforts to accomplish the tasks set during its presidency of the UN Security Council. 

The meeting's participants highly praised and thanked Kazakhstan for a constructive contribution and active position on many acute global issues in the main body of the United Nations, responsible for keeping peace and security. 

The NGO Working Group on the Security Council includes 37 non-governmental organizations in the following sphere: humanitarian freedoms, human rights, disarmament, global governance, and development, including Amnesty International, Save the Children, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam International, the World Federation of UN Associations and so on.  

Annually, the NGO Working Group on the Security Council holds approximately 40-45 informal meetings with the members of the UN Security Council and UN officials to exchange views and information on the current issues of the agenda of the UN Security Council.