Kazakhstan

24.09.2019

Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War Possibilities and Perspectives for Prevention

Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War  Possibilities and Perspectives for Prevention

Mr. Suleimenov Olzhas, leader of the International Anti-Nuclear Movement “Nevada Semey”, Ms. Raimkulova Aktoty, Minister of culture and sports, Ms.Pikkat Krista, Director of UNESCO cluster office,  dignitaries on the dais and dear delegates, it is an honour to participate and speak to the august gathering at the  International Scientific-Practical Conference… »

30.08.2019

Kazakhstan, the newest state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Kazakhstan, the newest state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 29 August, the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, becoming the 26th signatory state to do so. The Treaty will enter into force at the moment of the fiftieth ratification. As ICAN indicated in a… »

31.05.2018

What Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Legacy Means For CTBTO

What Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Legacy Means For CTBTO

Viewpoint by Marzhan Nurzhan The CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) holds its second international conference in Kazakh capital city Astana from August 28-30, 2018. The author is a CYG member from Kazakhstan, a convener of Abolition 2000 Youth Network and a PNND Coordinator for CIS countries. This article… »

25.12.2016

Kazakhstan Offers Astana As Venue Of Syrian Peace Talks

Kazakhstan Offers Astana As Venue Of Syrian Peace Talks

By J Nastranis NEW YORK- IDN  In a major move ahead of joining the UN Security Council as its non-permanent member on January 1, 2017 for two years, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has offered the Kazakh capital of Astana as the venue for peace talks between the… »

11.09.2016

Kazakhstan claims ‘moral right’ to push for banning nukes

Kazakhstan claims ‘moral right’ to push for banning nukes

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN | ASTANA (IDN) – The fact that President Nursultan Nazarbayev shut down the Semipalatinsk test site “against the interests of the Soviet military authorities” even before the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan became “fully independent”, is not widely known. The decision reflected a strong political will,… »

31.08.2016

Kazakhstan Leads the Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

Kazakhstan Leads the Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

By Ramesh Jaura and Katsuhiro Asagiri ASTANA (IDN) – As divisions between States on how to achieve nuclear disarmament grow, countries like Kazakhstan must lead the way to common ground and inclusive dialogue. Such leadership is urgently needed to make our world truly secure, said UN Secretary-General… »

23.08.2016

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. For the seventh year in succession, the world would commemorate on August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests, which would coincide with the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan inherited from the Soviet… »

30.08.2015

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

UN urges all States to sign, ratify Nuclear Test Ban as ‘critical step on road to nuclear-free world’

28 August 2015 – For the fifth International Day against Nuclear Tests, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed voluntary moratoria on testing imposed by nuclear-armed states but stressed that these cannot substitute for a legally-binding treaty. “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is essential for the elimination of nuclear weapons,”… »

13.03.2013

Striving for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Striving for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Since the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site 20 years ago, Kazakhstan has been committed to put an end to nuclear weapons. Last year, the Nazarbayev Center was created in Astana to pursue this fight. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Director of the Center, is very much involved in this issue. »

14.12.2012

Kazakhstan: Growing Crackdown on Free Speech

Kazakhstan: Growing Crackdown on Free Speech

The Kazakh government should end its crackdown on independent media outlets and opposition groups, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities appear to be targeting media and opposition groups that most extensively covered violence a year ago in Zhanaozen, in western Kazakhstan, and its aftermath. On December 16,… »

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