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On anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, UN chief calls for intensified effort on nuclear disarmament

6 August 2017 – With the presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons on earth, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged all States to intensify their efforts in the shared pursuit of a nuclear-weapons-free world.
“Our dream of a world free of nuclear weapons remains far from reality,” said Mr. Guterres in his message delivered on his behalf by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu at an annual memorial held in Hiroshima, Japan, for the victims of the atomic bomb dropped on the city today in 1945.

UN Security Council toughens sanctions on DPR Korea over ballistic missile launches

5 August 2017 – In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today moved to strengthen sanctions on the Northeast Asian country’s exports.
In a resolution adopted unanimously, the 15-member body strongly condemned the DPRK’s ballistic missile launches on 3 July and 28 July, which the country has stated were of “intercontinental” range.

UN agency develops new guidelines to help countries better monitor forest resources. 26 July 2017 – The United Nations agriculture agency has created new guidelines to help countries develop a strong mechanism to monitor national forest resources.

“The demand for reliable, up-to-date and more diverse forestry data and stronger analytical capacities at a national level has grown considerably in recent years,” said Eva Muller, Director of Forestry Policies and Resources Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

“Understanding forest resources and how they change is key to address climate change and make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” she added.

NSW MUN as part of Silk Road International Summer School held an International “New Silk Way – Model of United Nations” workshop

21 July – NSW MUN as part of Silk Road International Summer School held an International “New Silk Way – Model of United Nations” workshop for international (Hong Kong, China) and national (Kazakhstan) students at the UN building in Almaty where participated representatives of UNESCO and UNDPI offices of UN Premises in Almaty. Workshop was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the accession of Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries in the UN.

Almaty the first of the cities of Central Asia joined the Paris declaration of acceleration of actions in overcoming epidemic of AIDS.

20 July – Almaty the first of the cities of Central Asia joined the Paris declaration of acceleration of actions in overcoming epidemic of AIDS.
“Akimat of Almaty signed the Paris declaration with an appeal to stop AIDS epidemic”. The ceremony of signing Paris declaration held with assistance of the integrated program of the UN on HIV/AIDS to RK, UN Department of Public Information and OF “AIDS East-West Fund in Kazakhstan” within the project of alliance of public health “The accelerated answer to HIV/TB epidemics among key groups in the cities of Eastern Europe and Central Asia”. Almaty will become the first city in Central Asia joined the global movement and that shows its commitment in fight against HIV infection.