Astana hosts regional sitting of UNESCO National Commissions of CA countries

September 5. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Murat Zhakeyev

Astana hosts regional sitting of UNESCO National Commissions of CA countriesA regional sitting of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Central Asian countries has started its work today in Astana.

The two-day sitting is aimed at boosting and strengthening potential of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Central Asian countries and strengthening regional and subregional cooperation in all spheres of UNESCO activity.

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Kazykhanov addressed the opening ceremony. In particular, the Minister noted that “urgent character and importance of today’s event has great significance for our country. it is important to conduct joint work on maintenance and popularization of the cultural and natural heritage, traditions and arts of the fraternal peoples of Central Asia. Such the meetings are the best platform for promotion of interaction and joining together efforts of our countries within the framework of UNESCO.”

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2402800

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Astana Mayor called CA countries for coop in access to historical monuments

September 5. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Serik Sabekov

Today during a regional sitting of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Central Asian countries Astana Akim (Mayor) Imangali Tasmagambetov has called the participants for cooperation in access to historical monuments and documentary archives.

“I consider that the issue regarding the countries’ assistance in access to historical monuments and documentary archives is important,” he noted.

I.Tasmagambetov emphasized, that basing on historical and documentary basis, we can reproduce a picture of the rich historical heritage of our peoples.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2402825

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Government highly appraises activity of Kazakhstani National Commission for UNESCO – Kazykhanov

September 5. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Murat Zhakeyev

Kazakhstan’s Government highly appraises activity of the National Commission for UNESCO under leadership of its Chairman Imangali Tasmagambetov.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Kazykhanov has announced it at a regional sitting of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Central Asian countries.

“During 15 years Imangali Tasmagambetov successfully heads it and is a recognized dean among chairmen of the national commissions,” the Minister noted.

“Thanks to active position of I.Tasmagambetov and progressive work of the Commission’s Secretariat our interaction with UNESCO develops dynamically,” Y.Kazykhanov added.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2402835

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Kazakhstan progressively proves its adherence to UNESCO ideals – Kazykhanov

September 5. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Murat Zhakeyev

Cooperation of our country with UNESCO occupies an important place in priority directions of international interaction of Kazakhstan.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Kazykhanov has announced it at a regional sitting of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the Central Asian countries.

“Our country progressively proves its adherence to ideals of UNESCO. Cooperation of Kazakhstan with UNESCO occupies an important place in our priority directions of international interaction,” the Minister noted.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2402848

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Kazakhstan offers to adopt convention on melting glacier

Sept 5. Trend. Astana

By A.Maratov

The time has come for the Central Asia to develop and adopt a single convention on the problem of melting glaciers, Kazakh Environment Minister Nurgali Ashim said at the lobby of the regional meeting of the Central Asian National Commissions of UNESCO in Astana on Monday.

He said today’s acute problem is the preserving fresh water in the Central Asian region.

“If earlier the Aral Sea received 50 cubic meters of water per year, now the figure is “zero” from the Amu Darya and only six cubic meters from the Syr Darya,” he underscored.

The issue of distribution of the water resources is extremely urgent in the Central Asian region. The large volume of water resources in Central Asia forms on the territory of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and then goes to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. As a result, the lack of water affects the countries located downstream.

Just Kazakhstan invested $1 billion in saving the Syr Darya, Ashim said. He negatively assessed some regional countries’ initiative on the construction of hydroelectric power plants (HPP) on them.

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan lack enough electricity. Due to the inability to generate it by the Thermal Power Plants (TPP) due to lack of raw materials, these countries need to build more hydropower plants.

“It can not be done as an environmental catastrophe is imminent. Aral Sea dries up, its salt is spread and deposited on the glaciers,” Ashim said.

Ashima has supported the initiative of creating the world’s first Center for the Study of melting glaciers.

Kazakhstan offered the Central Asian countries to establish a world Center for the Study of melting glaciers in Almaty, Chairman of the Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO Imangali Tasmagambetov said at the event.

Today’s regional meeting became the first event uniting representatives of National Commissions of Central Asia to create dialogue and to discuss issues pertaining to the regional cooperation within the sphere.

The event will adopt recommendations with a view to advance the country and regional initiatives within the organization.

http://en.trend.az/regions/casia/kazakhstan/1926566.html

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