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IX Mobile Media School – August 8-9, 2019

The IX Mobile Media School finished its work, dedicated to the International Youth Day “Berel culture: the transition of artifacts to digital format” with the support of the Information Office of the UN Global Communications Department in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, East Kazakhstan State University named after S. Amanzholov.

The media school was held in a unique place – the state historical and cultural reserve-museum “Berel”, located in the Katon-Karagai region of East Kazakhstan.

The two-day event were attended by students studying in the field of “History”, “Journalism” of East Kazakhstan State University, scientists, history teachers of secondary schools, journalists of regional media, ‘Shygys akparat’ LLP.

The school introduced a video of the representative of the UN Information Office in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vlastimil Samek. The director of the state historical and cultural reserve-museum Berel Akhmadiev Zhangeldy Zhanybekovich made a welcoming speech.

In the framework of the mobile media school, seminars and master classes were held for students participating in the excavations of Berel. The program explored ways to find solutions for cases on sustainable development goals: sustainable cities and towns, partnership for sustainable development.

Secretary-General António Guterres message on the International Youth Day video



12 August 2019

International Youth Day is 20 years old. This year, Youth Day highlights
the theme of Transforming Education to make it more inclusive, accessible and
relevant to today’s world.
We are facing a learning crisis. Too often, schools are not equipping
young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution.
Students need not just to learn, but to learn how to learn.
Education today should combine knowledge, life skills and critical
thinking. It should include information on sustainability and climate change.
And it should advance gender equality, human rights and a culture of peace.
All these elements are included in Youth 2030, the United Nations
strategy to increase our engagement with young people and support them in
realizing their rights.
Today, we celebrate the young people, youth-led organizations,
Governments and others who are working to transform education and uplift
young people everywhere.

#ActNow Fashion Challenge starting on 6 August!

Zero-waste fashion helps reduce the strain on the environment & your wallet. Instead of buying new clothes, #ActNow to give your old favorites a second chance #ClimateAction

ActNow for Sustainable Fashion

When we think of industries that are having a harmful effect on the environment, manufacturing, energy, transport and even food production might come to mind. However, the fashion industry is considered to be the second most polluting industry in the world.

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), some 93 billion cubic metres of water – enough to meet the needs of five million people – is used by the fashion industry annually. As for carbon emissions, the industry is responsible for more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.

Despite the grim statistics, producers and consumers of fashion are increasingly waking up to the idea that the industry needs to change. In this regard, the United Nations, with the aim of raising awareness on the issue and promoting lasting behaviour change when it comes to our fashion choices, is launching the #ActNow Fashion Challenge, starting on 6 August.

International Day of Friendship 30 July

Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world’s peoples.

To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship.

Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good.


VIII Summer School of Journalism and Communication 

VIII Summer School of Journalism and Communication

On July 12-14, 2019 journalism faculties of Central Asian universities have gathered at the summer camp of the Kazakh National University in Marzhan lake in Bosteri village for participation in VIII Summer School, held within the framework of the 85th anniversary of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Journalism Faculty and the 25th anniversary of the international political week “Turkistan” with the support of United Nations Department of Global Communications in Kazakhstan.

Representatives from Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan and Kyrgyzstan reported on the problem and practice of journalism in their countries. “The informational space of the Turkic-speaking countries is unique, with different experiences,” says Yakuthan Mamatova, professor of journalism at Mirzo Ulugbek Uzbek National University. ”Turkistan” newspaper’ editor-in-chief Kuat Auezbay gave a lecture on management in the press and gave examples and experience in Kazakhstani mass media. The importance of providing accurate information in the press was discussed at Ahmet Omirzak’s discussion of the ethics of opinions in the master class about the accessibility of citizens’ objective information. The analysis of the development trends of civil journalism in the speech of Beibit Toktarbay, combined with foreign media coverage and case studies in the national press, has been accompanied by experiences from neighboring countries. Dinara Mynzhasarovna’s lecture on the impact of social journalism shared her impressive experience in using data. Lectures by Zhaniya Abdibek and Aizhan Karibaeva, a new wave of new business media, were highly appreciated by scientists from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan’s national journalism faculties. The Delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan highly appreciated the experience of the content manager, Eskali Tomiris, in the production of information, design, and long reads at the youth portal, a new step in the journalism school.

The Summer School of Journalism and Communication, where gathered professors of journalism faculties of universities of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, has become a media site for journalists and scholars from Central Asia. Agreements have been reached to work together on scientific research and new educational programs and develop their practical bases.

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.