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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.

University of Marburg (Germany) summer school jointly with the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

20 June – Students from Germany, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan come together to UN Premises in Almaty within the framework of which is organizing a summer school jointly with the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University to look into the problems of conflict resolution, migration in Central Asia and civil society development. Representatives of UNHCR and UNDPI offices had a dialog with students and explained their missions.

UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice, pesticide residues

17 July 2017 – A United Nations standards-setting body today adopted a number of decisions to ensure food safety, including maximum residue limits for a range of drugs used in cattle and other animals, as well as revisions to guidance on agricultural and hygienic practices to minimize microbial, chemical and physical hazards to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission, charged with protecting consumer health and ensuring fair practices in the food trade, is meeting in Geneva from 17 to 22 July 2017. Standards-setting for food is a joint initiative of two UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Commission also adopted revisions to its risk-based Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to provide detailed guidance to stakeholders along fresh fruit and vegetable value chains – from producers through to final consumers.