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48 students from AlmaU presented 14 projects at The Babson Collaborative Student Challenge 2018.

On March 5 in Almaty, the management of the university hosted the local stage of the international contest The Babson Collaborative Student Challenge 2018, which is annually held among the partner institutions of the Babson Collaborative.

The Babson Collaborative Student Challenge is a competition where students of any specialty united in one team represent business or social projects contributing to the achievement of the UN’s goals for sustainable development.

The winner of the local stage was the project “Construction of ecological housing”, teams of third-year students of the specialty “Finances”: Andrei Koshy, Marina Frolova, Amirlan Suleimenov and Ksenia Godovanova. Mentor team Serikbaeva Zhanna Dauletovna. This victory gives the team the opportunity to participate in the global stage of the competition and represent AlmaU, whose main prize is a full scholarship to participate in the two-week entrepreneurial program Babson Build in the United States in July 2018.

The head of the IAEA reported on the successful advancement of negotiations between Russia, China and Kazakhstan on contracts for the transportation of uranium.

On 5 March 2018 in Vienna, at the session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Director General of the Agency Yukiya Amano informed the Council members about the work done in connection with the establishment of the Bank of Low Enriched Uranium in Kazakhstan.

The IAEA Director General also spoke about the entry into force of the transit agreement between the IAEA and China, as well as the successful advancement of negotiations between the Russian Federation, China and Kazakhstan on contracts for the transportation of low-enriched uranium.

During the year, the number of women in parliaments of the world increased by only 0.1 percent. 

Although in 2017 more women won legislative assemblies than in 2016, the number of women in parliaments in the world increased by only 0.1 percent. Now this figure is 23.4 percent. Such data on the eve of March 8 lead in the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Rwanda occupies the first place in the world in terms of the number of women in bodies of legislative power. There are more than 61 percent of women in the lower house of parliament, and 38.5 percent in the upper chamber. The last line in the list is shared by Micronesia, Qatar, Vanuatu and Yemen. In these countries, women are not represented in the legislature at all.

Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UN cultural agency.

Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report.

“These new figures show starkly the size of the gap that needs to be closed to ensure universal access to education,” Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said Friday.

Despite decades of efforts to get every child into the classroom, progress has come to a standstill, according to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).

“We need much more comprehensive and targeted approaches together with more resources to reach those children and youth who are denied the right to education, with a special emphasis on girls and on improving the quality of education for all,” Ms. Azoulay added.

On March 5, 2018, the al-Farabi Kazakh National University conducted a press conference at the Faculty of Journalism organized by the results of the trip of the delegations of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi to India.
The theme of the press conference: Gender issues and ensuring gender equality.

The meeting was attended by V.Samek, M.Burkitbaev, R.Abazov, M.Kleimans and students

26th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s accession to the UN

March 2, 2018 marked the 26th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s accession to the UN. On 2 March 1992, at the 46th session of the General Assembly, Kazakhstan was admitted to the UN. Since then, Kazakhstan has been working with UN agencies, such as UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDPI and other organizations.

The doctor of historical sciences, the professor of the department “Regional Studies and International Relations”, the first female ambassador in the history of Kazakhstan, the first Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbekova Akmaral Khaidarovna came to congratulate this significant day. She conducted a public lecture on “Women in the UN”. Within the event she congratulated the forthcoming International Women’s day.

170 military is ready to send Kazakhstan to UN peacekeeping missions

Kazakhstan prepared a contingent of 170 people, who at any time is ready to go to one of the UN peacekeeping operations. There are women in it. The representative of the Ministry of Defense in the Mission of Kazakhstan to the UN Colonel Yerulan Akylbayev told this to the UN News Service. Dina Neskrozhana spoke with him. Colonel Akylbaev announced plans to expand the participation of servicemen from Kazakhstan in UN peacekeeping operations.