Cultural Diversity and Human Rights
October 14,2014   By:CSHRS

The non-governmental sector is one of the most dynamically developing sectors in the Republic, and in many respects it is a result of the goal-oriented state policy on its support.

The basis for promotion of common interests and cooperation between the state and the non-commercial sector is the Concept of the development of civil society in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2006-2011, which was elaborated with the most direct and active participation of representatives of NGOs.

I would also like to bring your attention to the information that this year Kazakhstan has successfully passed through a procedure of the first national report within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in the UN Council on Human Rights.

Many delegations which participated during the interactive dialogue (54 states) noted the progress achieved by Kazakhstan in the sphere of protection and promotion of human rights.

In particular, a high estimate was given to the policy on promotion of interethnic and interreligious harmony, concrete steps undertaken to improve the situation of women and children, and the intention of further enhancement of the legal system, which is paramount at this time.

Also I would like to attract your attention to the fact that given the progressive development of the process of democratization in Kazakhstan, as you know, this year Kazakhstan has been chairing in the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). During the Chairmanship, we have put forward three main priorities in the human dimension, directly related to the promotion of human rights in the OSCE area of responsibility.