Kazakhstan Praised for Its Role in UN Security Council
The United Nations (UN) has recognized Kazakhstan’s global initiatives and promotion of open dialogue during the country’s tenureship as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council last year.
World Federation of United Nations Associations senior peace and security officer, Margaret Williams said the country has played an incredibly critical role on the council and has done a great job in bringing together different voices and perspectives.
“As a civil society organization, we are also quite grateful to Kazakhstan as they have always been open to meeting with us and discussing their interests and priorities with us,” she said.
She added that Kazakhstan was one of the first countries to participate in an open and inclusive UN Security Council election debate in 2016 for its 2017-2018 terms.
Kazakhstan served as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council starting on Jan. 1st 2017 for two years.
The country has set a remarkable role to push for peace in Afghanistan by urging the council’s delegations to visit Kabul in January 2018. It has also assist the council to promote the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The World Federation of United Nations Associations was founded in 1946 in Luxembourg. The organization includes NGOs from all over the world.