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Thousand Afghans to get education in the Kazakhstan universities under the UN program

12 March, 11:34 133
Thousand Afghans to get education in the Kazakhstan universities under the UN program

The European Union prepares to fund the first stage of a joint project that will be implemented together with the UN Organization “UN Women” and focuses on the education of Afghan young women in the universities of our country.

Astana will hold the international conference “Expanding of opportunities for women in Afghanistan” in the autumn, 2018. It was said at the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, BNews.kz reports.

The Kazakhstan delegation led by Special Representative for Afghanistan – Ambassador for Special Missions Stanislav Vasilenko has participated in a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan.

At the meeting, the UN Security Council members approved the Resolution 2405 that contains the appraisal of the situation in the country, as well as extended the mandate of the UN mission on facilitating to Afghanistan for the next year. The event’s centerpiece was the emphasis on the importance of women’s participation in the peaceful regulation process.

In his speech, Vasilenko assured that political and economic issues, as well as security threats, Afghanistan still faces, should be always supported by the states of the region, international community, and particularly by the Security Council. It was underlined that women along with the youth took a central place in the entire cycle of conflict prevention.

In this connection, Kazakhstan plans to organize the International conference “Expanding of opportunities for women in Afghanistan” in the autumn, 2018.

“Our country put forward the initiative on continuing the program of education for Afghanistan citizens under its co-financing by the European Union and other partners. Within our educational program for the amount of about 50 million dollars, about 1 thousand citizens of Afghanistan will be educated in the universities of Kazakhstan,” said Stanislav Vasilenko.

He added that during the visits of the UN Security Council to Afghanistan, meetings with all key representatives of the Afghan authority and public and political circles of the country, including the women’s organizations led by First Lady Rula Ghani were held. Taking into account the importance of the role of women in conflict regulation, the Kazakhstan representative ended with a Kazakh saying (A woman swings a cradle with one hand and rules the world with another).

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