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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/

UNODC and Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Strengthening Analytical Capacity

UNODC and Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Strengthening Analytical Capacity

11-14 June 2019, Nur-Sultan, Republic of Kazakhstan – UNODC organized a training on the “Methods of data analysis and processing with the use of different analytical tools” for 18 (eighteen) officers of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan and State Revenues’ Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The training was held at the premises of the Training Center of the State Revenues’ Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan.

“These trainings and suggested advanced technologies will contribute further to developing and strengthening the Border and Customs services of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Today, the participants have got a certain wealth of knowledge, which, I believe, will benefit our Motherland”- noted Mr. Darkhan Dilmanov, Director of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, major-general.

“There are two services on the border – Border and Custom services. These two services, which safeguard our security. In this regard, we shall go hand in hand and together improve our qualification” – pointed out Mr. Baidulda Shalabayev, Director of the Training Center of the State Revenues’ Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The CARICC and UNODC experts in application of Excel, ArcGIS, IBM i2 analytical software for collection, analysis and systematization of data, conducted the training and aimed to equip the officers with new knowledge and skills on information processing, analysis and its visualization.

His Excellency, Mr. Tatsuhiko Kasai, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kazakhstan, attended the closing ceremony of the training and stated that “Japan supports the open, stable and independent development of Central Asia and such training events will serve for the achievement of the common goal on preserving peace in Central Asia”.

The training is a part of the sequence of the specialized training courses, arranged by the UNODC border cooperation component in cooperation with national partners in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of strengthening the analytical capacity of the law enforcement agencies to respond to the actual threats of illicit drug trafficking and border security.

The event is implemented within the framework of the «Countering the trafficking of Afghan opiates via the northern route by enhancing the capacity of key border crossing points and through the establishment of Border Liaison Offices» component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia 2015-2019, and funded by the Government of Japan.

For more information:

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Tackling climate change, one bite at a time, UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food

Tackling climate change, one bite at a time, UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food

Chefs from around the world will help the United Nations kick-off a new campaign today – Sustainable Gastronomy Day – that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices.

Leading chefs will spearhead the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their own creations which will be featured on the United Nations’ platforms to create a global wave of culinary creativity as people share their favorite recipes and photos.

The UN’s ActNow campaign aims to generate momentum towards the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019, where leaders from governments, business and civil society will demonstrate large-scale plans to significantly reduce emissions and build climate resilience and adaptation.

Additional information can be found at un.org/actnow

Hashtags: #ActNow #ClimateAction

International Day of Yoga 2019

The 5th International Day of Yoga (IDY) will be celebrated in 9 cities in Kazakhstan from 15-23 June 2019. The celebrations will commence on 15.06.2019 at “Yoga Park” in Nur-Sultan. Apart from Nur-Sultan, the IDY will be celebrated in Almaty, Karaganda, Temirtau, Kostanay, Atyrau, Arkalyk, Taraz and Zerenda. A common yoga protocol session will be held during the celebrations.

World Oceans Day

8 June.

We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean. #ООН#UN #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldOceansDay #SaveOurOcean

Всемирный день океанов 8 июня.Мы отмечаем Всемирный день океанов, чтобы напомнить о ключевой роли Мирового океана в повседневной жизни. Океаны — легкие нашей планеты, обеспечивающие большую часть кислорода, необходимого для нашего дыхания. Чтобы информировать общественность о воздействии человека на Мировой океан. Чтобы мобилизовать всемирное гражданское движение в защиту Мирового океана. Чтобы мобилизовать и сплотить население планеты в рамках проекта рационального использования Мирового океана. Океаны являются основным источником пищи и лекарств, а также важной частью биосферы. Чтобы наслаждаться вместе красотой, богатством и потенциалом Мирового океана. —————————————World Oceans Day 8 June.We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean. #ООН #UN #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldOceansDay #SaveOurOcean

Posted by UN DPI on Sunday, June 16, 2019