Kazakhstan participates in the OSCE Human Dimension implementation in Warsaw

October 8. KAZINFORM

Kazakhstan participates in the OSCE Human Dimension implementation in WarsawHundreds of experts, government representatives, and human rights defenders met September 28 at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw, Poland convened by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).  

OSCE-participating states reviewed the progress achieved to date in honoring their commitments to human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

Her Excellency Madina Dzharbusynova, Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador, this year led the Kazakhstan delegation. The retinue included deputies of Majilis of Parliament of Kazakhstan, representatives of the Commission of Human Rights under the President of Kazakhstan, members of the Supreme Court, as well as the National Commissions of Human Rights and Women’s Affairs and Gender Policy. Kazakhstan’s Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) and the representatives of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also attended. 

Ambassador Dzharbusynova underscored in her opening statement the importance of the HDIM as a platform that “provides an opportunity for all the participants to share information on implementing commitments agreed to by OSCE-participating states and to assess achievements.” She emphasized that Kazakhstan’s upcoming chairmanship of the OSCE has historic and symbolic significance and constitutes a “national strategic project.”

She briefed participants on political reforms achieved since the last Warsaw meeting that demonstrate a firm, irreversible direction for Kazakhstan’s democratic development. Kazakhstan’s intention to continue positive political developments is outlined in the National Human Rights Action Plan for 2009-2012.  The Plan was drafted in co-operation with national, international, and U.S. NGOs, as well as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.      

The Kazakh Special Envoy and Ambassador also updated participants on Kazakhstan’s ongoing efforts on the eve of assuming the OSCE Chairmanship.  She advised that the State Commission on the OSCE Chairmanship, along with its working groups, is directing and coordinating all efforts and preparation leading up to this important role and responsibility,  Kazinform refers to  News Bulletin No26 of the Kazakh Embassy in the USA.