Where do the happiest people live? The World Happiness Rating for 2018 is published

The happiest people now live not in Norway, but in Finland. Moreover, the happiest immigrants live in Finland. The UN released the World Report on Happiness for 2018.

The annual World Report on Happiness (World Happinness Report, 2018) contains the rating of the countries of the world in terms of the level of happiness of their population. The authors of the report compared 156 countries on six indicators: income level, life expectancy, social support, freedom, attitude to corruption and generosity. This year, the most fortunate country in the world is Finland.

Among the CIS countries, the best cases are with happiness in Uzbekistan – they were on the 44th place. Russia has fallen since last year from 49th to 59th place. Immediately after it goes Kazakhstan: it occupies the 60th line. The biggest breakthrough was made by Togo, having risen for 17 years in a year. Now his place at the very end of the ranking is Burundi.

Training on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Miras University in Shymkent

On March 17, 2018, “Y-PEER Kazakhstan” with the partnership of Miras University organized “Training on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” at Miras University in Shymkent – South Kazakhstan Region.

The main goal of this training was to inform young people about sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV prevention, and how young people can protect themselves from Sexually Transmitted Infections. Also, this training aimed to do a teambuilding on SDGs and make a platform for discussion about the role of young people in achieving SDGs and how young people can impact the global goals.

Young people aged between 15 and 24 from different universities and high schools in Shymeknt such as Miras University, South Kazakhstan State University, High School #1 named after A.Pushkin, Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, South Kazakhstan State Pedagogical University, High School #5, University of Friendship of People and Akhmet Yassawi University (Turkestan) took actively participation at SRHR & SDGs Training

On March 18, the “Find Your Way” Project was held at the University of KIMEP. 

The “Find Your Way” is a project that allows schoolchildren of 9-11 grades, as well as students of 1-4 courses, to receive vocational guidance from diversified companies and professionals to help them choose their future profession.

Vlastimil Samek, Representative of the United Nations Department of Public Information in Kazakhstan, spoke about the possibility of employment and internship at the UN.

Master’s in Development Practice Global Classroom

14th of March 2018 was held MDP(Master’s in Development Practice) Global Classroom, presented by Rafis Abaz, professor at Columbia Universityб KazNU. Also in that project, Alima Esenbayeva, Director on Corporate Regional Relations at CCI Kazakhstan’s company. In her presentation, she spoke about the activities and philosophy of the company, including how they work on sustainable development. The lecture was attended by students and the United Nations Information Office.

UN-World Bank panel calls for ‘fundamental shift’ in water management.

With 700 million people worldwide at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030, water infrastructure investment must be at least doubled over the next five years, a panel set up by the United Nations and the World Bank recommended on Wednesday.

Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action, released by a panel of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 6 on ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, can be achieved.


Civil society in forefront of struggle for gender parity, Guterres tells special townhall meeting at UN. 

The United Nations has embarked on an initiative to address the male-dominated power structure within its own ranks and now has more women than men in the senior management team, Secretary-General António Guterres told civil society activists on Tuesday.

“The struggle for gender equality is a tough struggle, and obviously it is tougher when we look at it from the perspective of Governments and institutions,” Mr. Guterres said during a town hall-style discussion at UN Headquarters in New York, an event held on the margins of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality.


Central Asia Model United Nations (CAMUN) on the topic of “Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the 21st century: Iranian nuclear program and peace in the Middle East”

On March 3, 2018, an event of the open conference of the Central Asia Model United Nations (CAMUN) on the topic of “Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the 21st century: Iranian nuclear program and peace in the Middle East”

Mr. Amerkhan Muratbekovich Rakhimzhanov, the Deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Mojtaba Damirchiloo, the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Islamic Republic Iran to the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as delegates of CAMUN with Chairs and Co-Chairs took part in the event.

Education & Career 2018

On March 11, 2018, an event was held on the topic “Education & Career 2018”. That event was held at the University of Turan. Zhunisbek Abulkhair, Kairat Mazhibayev and representatives of Neupusti Group, Education First, InterTest, UN Office in Almaty DPI (Department of Public Information), Flow Kazakhstan, HiPO and Shakhmardan Yessenov Foundation took part in the event.