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Astana, Kazakhstan • 27 February, 2024 | 08:28
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Kazakh Foreign Minister: Democratic Transformations in Kazakhstan Are Irreversible

Minister Nurtleu addressed the UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva

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A Kazakh delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu arrived in Geneva to participate in the High-level Segment of the 55th session of the Human Rights Council on February 26 and other events of the UN global platform. The meeting was attended by more than 100 high-level representatives of states, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk,  the press service of the MFA reports.

Transformations in Kazakhstan: In his speech, the Kazakh Foreign Minister informed the international community about the results achieved by Kazakhstan in improving the national human rights system and further priorities in this direction. In particular, the outcomes of the implementation of four packages of reforms by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the restoration of the Constitutional Court, as well as the strengthening of the institution of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

“Democratic transformations in Kazakhstan are irreversible,”

said Minister Nurtleu voicing the main message to the international community.

Concerns: The Kazakh Foreign Minister expressed concern about the intensification of geopolitical upheavals and regional conflicts, as well as growing economic uncertainty in the world. He stressed that no country is able to cope with such crises alone and called for strengthening multilateral partnerships in this regard.

Minister noted that Kazakhstan will continue to contribute to dialogue and mutual understanding between nations, as well as to strengthening the global human rights system. Murat Nurtleu called on the international community to put human rights at the center of efforts to build peace, including in the areas of disarmament, digitalization and gender equality.


About the UNHRC: The UN Human Rights Council was established per General Assembly Resolution 60/251 of March 15, 2006. It is an intergovernmental body of the UN system, responsible for promoting universal respect for and protection of human rights around the world, reviewing situations related to human rights violations, as well as preparing relevant recommendations. The UNHRC replaced the UN Human Rights Commission that preceded it. The Council consists of 47 member states, who are elected for a three-year term by a majority vote, by direct secret ballot.

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