Statement of KAZAKHSTAN at UNGA73

Friday, September 28, 2018
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
United Nation Theme: 
Goverment Statements

“Millions of people live under a shadow of dreadful wars, such as in Syria, Yemen and many other corners of the Globe. Kazakhstan believes that war can never be a lasting solution to any problem. Based on this conviction and sharing the belief that the only viable solution to the current crisis in Syria is the inclusive and Syrian-led political process, we launched the Astana process towards strengthening confidence-building measures between the conflicting parties in Syria.”

“Besides, Kazakhstan for many years has been contributing significantly to peace and rehabilitation of this country [Afghanistan]. We believe that the revival of the country as a prosperous and peaceful neighbour will have a positive impact on overall security in our region. A special role in this process should be played by Afghan women. To increase international awareness and support for the needs of Afghan women and girls, we hosted the Regional Conference on Empowering Women in Afghanistan on September 5, 2018 in Astana. It was attended by female politicians, parliamentarians, entrepreneurs and civil sector members from Afghanistan and Central Asian nations. The event gave great impetus to strengthening the role of women not only in Afghanistan, but in the whole Central Asian region – helping to improve their lives and to influence their future.”

“Today, the ability to show global leadership and responsibility is challenged by the numerous threats – from spread of weapons – conventional and of mass destruction, as well as terrorism, extremism, organized crime, and all forms of trafficking, to food, water, energy and health insecurities. From violation of the human rights, particularly rights of women, youth and children, degrading human dignity to lack of respect and justice for all.”

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Statement of KAZAKHSTAN at UNGA73