Foreign Policy

United Nations

Kazakhstan is a participatory member of the United Nations, and fully supportive of the three main pillars of the United Nations - international peace and security, human well-being and humanitarian action, and sustainable development. 

The Preamble to the Charter spells out that the United Nations was founded “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”. Kazakhstan is uniquely positioned to carry out this charter because of direct experiences in nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, protecting economic and social rights. Kazakhstan shares the imperative to make the Earth habitable for future generations free of conflicts stemming from food, water and energy crises. 

Kazakhstan is transforming the city of Almaty into a sub-regional multilateral diplomacy and humanitarian hub with focus to enhance United Nations operations in the region and beyond. 

More detailed information about Kazakhstan and the United Nations is on the permanent mission to the United Nations website. 

Landlocked Developing Countries

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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, world leaders from 193 nations, including President Nazarbayev, gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York to adopt the new United Nations post-2015 global development agenda. It introduced the global SDGs for 2016-2030 that... Read more

UN Security Council

Kazakhstan championed four security priorities as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council from 2017-2019: energy security, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, water energy and ... Read more


Kazakhstan remains committed to UNESCO’s normative action in culture through efforts to increase the number of sites on the World Heritage List (there are currently three sites on the List and 11 sites on the Tentative List).

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