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Nelson Mandela International Day

On July 19, was held a meeting with the students from China & Nazarbayev University at the UN Office in Nur-Sultan. UN Volunteers told about Nelson Mandela International Day, which is celebrated on July 18.

On 18 July every year, we invite you to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.

Students also learned how to become a UN Volunteer, an online volunteer, what opportunities the UN Volunteer has in training.

2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) – 16th meeting

2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) – 16th meeting
16 Jul 2019 –  16th meeting: Voluntary National Reviews (VNR).
Individual Presentation: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Pakistan, Palau, United Kingdom.
Q&A after each presentation. —

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.
The theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth is the following:
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
The HLPF is the essential global forum for reviewing successes, challenges and lessons learned on achieving the SDGs. In 2019, 47 countries (7 for the second time) have volunteered to present their national voluntary reviews to the HLPF.

http://webtv.un.org/search/2019-high-level-political-forum-on-sustainable-development-hlpf-2019-17th-meeting/6059942198001/?term=Kazakhstan&sort=date

Youth-Friendly Health Centre – “The Place where you are always welcome” officially opens in Almaty as part of the Year of the Youth

Подростки, молодые людиврачи, политические и общественные деятели и партнеры собрались вместе на открытии Молодежного центра здоровья в Алматы – ресурсного хаба, предоставляющего информацию и услуги, специально разработанные для молодежи  и направленные на развитие жизненно важных навыков, способствующих безопасному переходу из подросткового возраста во взрослую жизнь.

Организаторами мероприятия выступили Министерство здравоохранения Республики Казахстан,  Акимат г. Алматы и Фонд Организации Объединенных Наций в области народонаселения (ЮНФПА). Создание Центра является частью рабочей программы Министерства здравоохранения по расширению прав и возможностей молодых людей посредством предоставления качественной информации и услуг. ЮНФПА предоставил тренинги и другие виды поддержки Центру, в том числе содействовал обмену лучшими практиками с другими странами и внес имущественный вклад в развитие Центра.

Подростков и молодежь принимают в центре эксперты, специально обученные взаимодействовать с ними. Здесь работают подростковый гинеколог, андролог, психолог, социальный работник и другие специалисты.

«Когда у молодых людей есть права и возможности, они становятся эффективными двигателями перемен. То, насколько хорошо молодые люди ориентируются в подростковом возрасте, определит не только ход их собственной жизни, но и развитие их сообщества и общества в целом, – сказала Представитель ЮНФПА в Казахстане и Страновой директор в Кыргызстане и Туркменистане Джулия Валезе.  –  Однако полная реализация потенциала молодежи немыслима без инвестиций в их здоровье. Молодежный центр здоровья станет местом, где парни и девушки получат ответы на вопросы, касающиеся их физического, эмоционального, психологического развития, а также приобретут жизненно важные навыки, такие, как развитие уверенности в себе, выработка лидерских качеств и другие».

Недавнее исследование показало, что около трети подростков в возрасте 15-19 лет в Казахстане сексуально активны. При этом подавляющее большинство опрошенных – 91% –  не имеют достаточно полных знаний о ВИЧ и СПИД.  К тому же число подростковых беременностей остается неприемлемо высоким по сравнению  другими странами ОЭСР, как и  неудовлетворенная потребность в средствах контрацепции.

“Когда ты подросток, ты можешь столкнуться со многими рисками: давление со стороны сверстников, травлей, рискованным поведением,в том числе рискованным сексуальным поведением и другим. Важно знать правильную информацию, важно научиться говорить «нет» и противостоять давлению сверстников. Но самое главное – это возможность иметь выбор и право принимать решения, которые существенным образом определят твою жизнь. Визиты в этот центр и участие в его мероприятиях помогут молодежи принимать здоровые решения в сферах, касающихся их жизни»,- по словам участницы движения Y-PEERАйым Олжабай, астанинская Декларация «Инвестиции в молодежь: не оставим никого без внимания перечисляет все эти пункты.

В 1994 году международное сообщество приняло историческую Программу действий во время Международной конференции по народонаселению и развитию (МКНР) в Каире. Принятие этой Программы ознаменовало изменения в том, как мировое сообщество рассматривает взаимосвязи между динамикой народонаселения, сексуальными и репродуктивными здоровьем и правами, а также устойчивым развитием.

«В этом году с 12 по 14 ноября ЮНФПА, Правительства Кении и Дании проведут Саммит в честь 25-летия со дня проведения этого исторического мероприятия. Саммит в Найроби – это возможность заново подтвердить основные цели, согласованные в Каире, и содействовать соблюдению прав и достоинства людей, в том числе права выбирать, когда и сколько иметь детей, иметь доступ к современным методам контрацепции и ликвидации насилия по признаку пола, которое является необходимым условием для достижения Целей в области устойчивого развития. Продвижение молодежного лидерства было определено как один из «ускорителей» прогресса к миру, в котором каждая беременность желанна, каждые роды безопасны и все молодые люди имеют возможность реализовать свой потенциал», – сказала Джулия Валезе.

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Reboot The Earth global hackathon

The UN Youth Envoy in partnership with The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), UN Technology and Innovation Labs (UNTIL), and with the support of SAP and Deloitte, recently launched Reboot The Earth.

Reboot The Earth is a social coding competition (hackathon) that brings young computer programmers, scientists and other youth innovators together under the auspices of the United Nations to build new solutions that address the current climate crisis. Through a series of hackathons in four regions, young people, including students will be presented with the opportunity to use open data and apply tech concepts and practices to solve the climate crisis. The registration is open from July 1, 2019 for youth from around the world.

UN Opens Applications for Youth Climate Summit in New York,  Announces “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action 

UN Opens Applications for Youth Climate Summit in New York,
Announces “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action

New York, 1 July — Starting today, young people from around the world are formally invited to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September.

To recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action, the UN today announced that it will offer over 100 “Green Tickets” – funded opportunities for young people, in particular from the least developed countries, to participate in the Youth Climate Summit. The Green Ticket will include travel to and from New York – which will be carbon neutral.

The Youth Climate Summit will bring together young innovators, entrepreneurs, change-makers and activists to showcase their solutions, exchange ideas and grow networks, and take their place on the global stage with decision-makers across governments, business and civil society, in line with the UN Youth Strategy: Youth 2030 launched by the Secretary-General last year.

Young people around the world will also be able to participate in Youth Summit activities from their own communities, through a variety of virtual and digital engagement opportunities, and continue to play their part in driving global climate action.

Applications for the Youth Climate Summit are being accepted from today until 19 July, and all applicants will be considered for a Green Ticket. Youth between 18 and 29 can apply through the Youth Climate Summit website www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml, which also includes information on participation in the Summit for youth under 18, recognizing the powerful role younger people are playing in countries around the world.

For further information, visit the website at www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml

The CIS International School of Public Diplomacy

The youth public association “Graduates of the ACCESS of Shymkent “ASAA” with the support of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Support Fund, UN Information Office in Almaty implemented the following projects:

in Kazakhstan in Shymkent from June 19 to June 23, 2019: International Youth School on Public Diplomacy of the CIS Countries. Responsibility and the role of representatives of the younger generation in the development of public diplomacy in the modern multicultural environment.

and Kyrgyzstan in Issyk-Kul from June 23 to 27, 2019: International Youth School on Public Diplomacy of the CIS Countries: “The Silk Road and the Eurasian Economic Union: Prospects for Integration and Cooperation. The role of young diplomats in integration processes “.

The participants were the young leaders of nine countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan.

The topics of discussion and training were: public diplomacy and “soft power” as tools for identifying and solving topical issues of the economic and political sector, green economy, SDGs, fighting corruption, interstate project management, strategic planning, leadership, interstate relations today and mechanisms strengthening relationships, developing cooperation and partnership, negotiating skills at international platforms, etc.

The uniqueness and significance of the project lies in the fact that it has gathered young active representatives of youth and NGOs, the project is one of the modern and timely steps to develop public diplomacy, which should give impetus to the development of international youth cooperation.

The goal of the project: the development of public diplomacy tools between countries and the strengthening of international youth cooperation and the creation of a network of young experts.

The event was held on World Refugee Day, a video message from the Secretary General was presented to the participants, followed by a discussion.

Video message of Ms. Ashita Mittal, Regional Representative in UNODC Central Asia on World Drug Report

#Health4Justice #Justice4Health
#WDR2019 #WorldDrugReport
Mrs. Ashita Mittal: “We know that narcotics is like water. It flows through any big channel. And while Central Asian countries are transit points, this also has propensity to fall into the hands of young and vulnerable populations. Therefore, acknowledging today’s theme for the International Day, which is basically “Health for Justice. And Justice for Health,” it calls for coordinated response between health practitioners, the government institutions that deal with criminal justice systems and overall rule of law, as well as the civil society, and the society at large”.

 

UNODC ROCA marks WDD2019

(english is below) #WDR2019 #WorldDrugReport #Health4Justice #Justice4Health #WorldDrugDayг-жа Ашита Миттал: «Наркотики – как вода. Они текут сквозь любые каналы. И поскольку страны Центральн ой Азии являются транзитными точками, есть высокая вероятность, что наркотики попадут в руки молодых и уязвимых групп населения. Поэтому, подчеркивая сегодняшнюю тему Международного дня, которая называется «Здоровье для правосудия. Правосудие для здоровья», мы призываем к скоординированным действиям между работниками здравоохранения, правительственными учреждениями, которые занимаются вопросами уголовного правосудия и верховенства права, а также гражданским обществом и обществом в целом.»@GlobalGoalsUN #WDR2019 #Justice4Health***#Health4Justice #Justice4Health#WDR2019 #WorldDrugReportMrs. Ashita Mittal: “We know that narcotics is like water. It flows through any big channel. And while Central Asian countries are transit points, this also has propensity to fall into the hands of young and vulnerable populations. Therefore, acknowledging today’s theme for the International Day, which is basically “Health for Justice. And Justice for Health,” it calls for coordinated response between health practitioners, the government institutions that deal with criminal justice systems and overall rule of law, as well as the civil society, and the society at large”.Ashita Mittal Koen Marquering Yusuf Kurbanov Kutman Borboev Кубанычбек Ормушев (Kubanychbek Ormushev) Kuban Ismailov Salima Dadybaeva Sayora Azizova Шерзод Ходжаев (Sherzod Khodjaev) Sherzod Hoshimov Jypara Rakisheva Stanislav Vassilenko Станислав Епифанцевfore more information, please contact Vasilina Brazhko, UNODC Communication and PR Officer for Central Asia

Posted by UNODC in Central Asia on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

26 June 2019 – International Day against Abuse of Drugs and Illicit Drug Trafficking

26 June 2019 – International Day against Abuse of Drugs and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

The theme of this year’s International Day , “Health for Justice – Justice for Health”. The theme highlights that justice and health are two sides of the same coin when it comes to addressing drug problems. Effective responses to the world drug problem require inclusive and accountable institutions of criminal justice, health and social services to work hand in hand to provide integrated solutions, in line with the international drug control conventions, human rights obligations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The campaign emphasizes that a comprehensive approach to drug prevention and treatment needs to integrate questions of justice and health.

ALMATY – on 28 June 2019 UNODC support the “Orange Sky” photo exhibition devoted to the International Drugs Day and participate in the opening ceremony. The photos picture the daily lives of women who use drugs. The exhibition is organized within the Global “Support Do not Punish” Campaign. The organizers are the Kazakhstan Union of People Living with HIV, Kazakhstan Harm Reduction Network, and Revanche Public Foundation. The event will take place on June 28 from 11:00 to 13:00 at the premises of the Almaty city drug treatment centre at the address: Almaty, 10 Makatayev str.

NUR-SULTAN – on 26 June 2019 UNODC demonstrates two short videos (1 min) in the Russian language on the street LCD screen of the Media Center in Nur-Sultan on the 4, Kunayev str. under the current slogan: Justice for Health, Health for Justice. The demonstration hours since 19.00 to 22.00 p.m. The videos will be rotated repeatedly every 12-15 min.

5th IDY – 2019 CELEBRATION in Nur-Sultan

22 June: 5th IDY – 2019 CELEBRATION and FINALE @ (Forecourt) National Museum of Kazakhstan. The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre and Embassy of India in Kazakhstan organised the Grand Finale of the 5th IDY in the Forecourt of iconic National Museum of Republic of Kazakhstan.

The programme started with the registration of the participants, followed by a special ‘Meditation with Music’ session conducted by Mohammed Akram, SVCC Music Teacher (on Tabla) and Mr. Ashutosh, SVCC student (on Flute). On this occasion a video message by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 5th IDY was screened (with Kazakh subtitles). Ambassador Shri Prabhat Kumar welcomed the guests and spoke about celebration of IDY in several cities across Kazakhstan. Mr. Almaz Nurazkhan, Director of National Museum was the Chief Guest. He addressed the gathering and welcomed the yoga enthusiasts and conveyed the congratulatory message from Ms. Aktoty Raiymkulova, Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan. Ms. Kymbat Doszhan, well-known TV anchor shared her ideas and encouraged all participants. Ambassador presented certificates and gift bag containing books on Yoga to the Chief Guest, Premier Sponsor, ONGC Videsh Ltd., Sponsor, Asia Waters, and to Ms. Doszhan.

Mr. Trilok Narayan Tarak, Teacher of Indian Culture at SVCC, Nur-Sultan and a Yoga Expert, led the Common Yoga Protocol of the International Day of Yoga, which was followed by Group Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) led by Yoga Family Astana. Members of diplomatic corps, government officials and media persons participated among 500 persons gathering at the celebration. Short Video available on SVCC Youtube account, by following link – https://youtu.be/tWSGqX301w8 .
#InternationalDayOfYoga#YogaDay#य;ोगदिवस, #अ;ंतर्राष्ट्रीययोगदिवस, #YogaDay2019 , @meaindia , @indiplomacy @iccrofficial ,

Source: @indianculturekazakhstan

The third ENU International Model United Nations

From May 29 to 31, 2019 ENU International Model UN conference brought together participants from Afghanistan, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Iran, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, France, the Philippines, Portugal, Uzbekistan.

The theme of the 2019 conference ‘Never Give Up’ is on the agenda of all committees: the Committee on Disarmament and International Security, the Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs, the UN Human Rights Council, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, the Security Council.

Full story: http://www.enu.kz/en/info/news/57224/