10-12 August 2017 – Model United Nations New Silk Way took a place In Kabul, Afghanistan regarding International Youth Day. Over 321 participants from Pakistan, Nepal, India, Germany and Afghanistan took a part in discussions in General Assembly, Security Council, International Criminal Court, ECOSOC. Representative of United Nations Information Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan addressed his message to the young people wishing fruitful discussions and congratulate participants with International Youth Day.
11 August 2017 – Within the international forum “Energy of the Future” on EXPO-2017 Astana there took a place celebration of the International Youth Day, which is noted worldwide since 1999 organized by Representative office of the UN in Kazakhstan with assistance of the Program of UN volunteers. In Kazakhstan the subject of the Youth Day of 2017 was devoted to participation of young people in transfer of knowledge and innovative approaches in the field of sustainable development, an energy efficient way of life and reduction of emissions of CO2 for providing peace and stability around the world.
The action took place in a format of forum café, which created the interactive platform for open dialogue between active youth and various interested organizations (international partners in development, state bodies, educational institutions, civil society).
29 August 2017 – Within the framework of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, an international conference “Building a world without nuclear weapons” was held in Astana on August 29, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the forum.
19 August 2017 – 19 August designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Humanitarian Day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. This year campaign for the World Humanitarian Day: #NotATarget. Almaty UN Staff together with UNOCHA, UNDPI, UNFPA, UNWOMAN have made a short video respecting the Day.
21 August 2017 – In Almaty in cooperation of UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office and UN Information Office in Kazakhstan organized a working group meeting of experts on landslides research and risk reduction in Central Asia.
Landslide monitoring and research has declined in Central Asian region since the CA countries got their independence in early 1990s. The available hazard analysis of landslides in Central Asia is outdated and in need of increased support. The need is particularly acute, given the increased anthropogenic pressures and likely impact of climate change.
18.08.2017- In Astana Expo 2017 dozens of young programmers from Astana, Almaty and other cities competed in khakatone “innovation for children in urban environment”. Participants developed and introduced prototypes to address the problems faced by children in urban areas – from air pollution to not well accessible transport and streets for children.