December 2016

ARAL SEA’S PLANETARY PREDICAMENT ADDRESSED THROUGH JOINT EFFORTS

By Murod MELIEV

During the presidency of Uzbekistan in the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) (2013-2016), a third action plan to assist countries in the Aral Sea Basin Program (ASBP-3) was implemented, monitoring the progress of which was carried out by the Executive Committee of IFAS jointly with the IFAS Agency for management of projects in the Aral Sea Basin and Global Environment Facility (GEF IFAS) and its subsidiaries, founder states of the Fund, regional and international organizations and donors.

Membership in UNSC: Responding to Threats to International Peace and Security

By Dana Omirgazy

Kazakh professors and legal researchers talked about challenges and opportunities for Kazakhstan’s participation in international organisations at a Dec. 3 roundtable devoted to the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence and election of Kazakhstan for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.