International Youth Day

August 12 is the International Youth Day. It was established by the UN General Assembly on December 17, 1999, and aims to recall the role of young people in the development and building of peace, as well as the everyday problems that stand in their way.

This year’s theme is “Safe spaces for Youth”, which means that it is necessary to create favorable conditions for young people in all aspects of their development, to unlock potential, improve life and provide new opportunities.

In honor of the International Youth Day, Y-PEER Kazakhstan together with the United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Information Office in Kazakhstan held a forum where important issues and problems of young people were discussed today. The forum was attended by experts from various fields:

Assistant Professor of International and Criminal Law at the School of Law of the University of KIMEP Sergey Sayapin shared with the participants the extent to which education has changed today.

Colorist, entrepreneur and a man who is fond of movies and content marketing, Vitaly Buzhan told how important attention is in our time.

Candidate of Science in al-Farabi KazNU, curator of the Almaty hub Global Shapers Community Gaukhar Nursha held a presentation on cities that act as safe spaces for young people.

The expert in the field of marketing and communications, the President of the Digitalization of Cultural and Historical Heritage “D-mura” Dimash Kunaev shared his opinion on security on the Internet.

The founder of Neupusti.net and social entrepreneur Ardak Berdibekov shared his experience on the topic of social entrepreneurship and the possibility of solving problems through organizing his own business.

Thanks to our experts, we were able to address the issues of education, self-development, safe cities, security in cyberspace, social entrepreneurship and its impact.

We believe in the potential of every young man, we just need to stop waiting, but take the initiative and start acting!
#Youth #YouthDay # SafeSpaces4Youth

Indonesia: Psychological impact on earthquake survivors turns villages into ‘ghost towns’

Mathew Cochrane, Spokesperson for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) , briefed reporters saying that “about 80 per cent of buildings had been damaged or destroyed,” in the north of the island, which is home to around 200,000 people, adding to the destruction caused by an earlier quake on 29 July.

“Thousands of people were displaced and the main needs right now are emergency shelter and basic relief,” he said, elaborating that because the IFRC is still unable to access some remote villages, “we are far from having a complete picture of the damage.”

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/08/1016502

International Youth Day

We invite you to participate in the celebration of the International Youth Day, which will be held on August 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the UN Office in Almaty (Tole bi St. 67).

To register: https://goo.gl/QB9Pi1
On any issue: Ayazhan (+7 708 814 7727)
Yasir (+7 702 916 29 41).

Looking forward to the meeting !!

#InterYouthDay #youthday #unyouth #ypeer #ypeerkazakhstan #unfpa #unpakazakhstan

I International Central Asia Model United Nations

On September 21-22 the First International Central Asia Model UN will be held in Astana, which is dedicated to the International Day of Peace in the frame of the 25th anniversary of the opening UN representativeness to Kazakhstan. During the conference there will be a discussion of the most pressing issues, that affect the global problems of the mankind. The project is organized by the Central Asia Model UN Coordination Center of the Community organization “The Country of the Great Steppe” with the support of the General Partner of the project – the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy. The event will be held in the Nazarbayev Center with the participation of about 200 delegates.

30 students from China visited UN house in Astana

Today we were visited by a delegation of 30 students from China who are on an exchange program at Nazarbayev University. The students learned about the UN in Kazakhstan, and also got acquainted with the activities of individual agencies, including learned about the program activities and main achievements of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP Kazakhstan), the United Nations Volunteers Program (UNV Kazakhstan), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA in Kazakhstan ), The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF_Kazakhstan), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR Central Asia) and the UN Women (UN Women Central Asia). In addition, the children also managed to get acquainted with the activities of the United Nations Department of Public Information and ask questions of interest to them.

Сегодня нас посетила делегация из 30 студентов из Китая, находящихся по обмену в Nazarbayev University. Ребята узнали…

Posted by United Nations in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Сегодня нас посетила делегация из 30 студентов из Китая, находящихся по обмену в Nazarbayev University. Ребята узнали…

Posted by United Nations in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

UN human rights chief denounces grave ‘assaults’ on fundamental rights of Palestinian people

Briefing the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Zeid – who also heads the UN human rights office, OHCHR – expressed concern over the dramatic escalation of violence along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel during the past few months, in which dozens of Palestinian civilians were killed.

“I remind all parties that any disproportionate or indiscriminate use of weapons which lead to the death and injury of civilians is prohibited by international humanitarian law”, said High Commissioner Zeid, warning that this escalation could potentially threaten peace across a far broader region.

Though the United Nations and the Government of Egypt have made efforts to maintain a ceasefire between Israel and the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza, the situation remains extremely fragile, he said. “I urge the parties and all those with influence to do their utmost to avoid another round of violence and misery.”

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/07/1015342