UN Security Council
Kazakhstan was awarded a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council and will serve a two year term starting on January 1, 2017. Kazakhstan has committed to engage member countries on a unified global response to food security, water security, energy security and nuclear security – issues that are priorities of Kazakhstan's long-term foreign policy agenda.
Kazakhstan is committed to more effective multilateral diplomacy, and intends to bring to the UN Security Council:
- New vigor, fresh approaches and a proactive stance in mediation and confidence-building;
- Examples of leadership with a proven capacity for strategic relations;
- Principals of trust, transparency and tolerance;
- Honest and impartial brokerage with a balanced view and neutrality;
- Best practices and lessons-learned from inter-ethnic, inter-cultural, and inter-religious dialogue and understanding, tolerance, and non-discrimination.
Kazakhstan’s two successful leadership initiatives – the 2010 Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the 2011 Organization for Islamic Cooperation chairmanship -- have shaped Kazakhstan’s current recognition as an international actor with strong diplomatic capabilities to address the key issues in global agenda, and generate positive change in global affairs.