In Kazakhstan, ensuring youth voices are heard in disaster risk reduction
UST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan, 17 October 2012 – In Missing you, Erkezhan Kalibekova, 16, describes the loss of her parents, who died in a flash flood in this Central Asian nation. She wishes they could have known what to do so they could have survived – and seen her grow into a teenager.
UNICEF and partners teach children to protect themselves from natural disasters
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 27 October 2011 – It is clear from the enthusiasm of the five- and six-year-old students in Kindergarten No. 53 that this lesson in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the most popular of the week. Hands shoot up in response to questions about a disaster scenarios, the children eager explain the how to survive each situation.
Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey results begin to roll in worldwide
NEW YORK, USA, 14 February 2011 – The first country to launch the fourth round of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey – or MICS 4 – in November 2009, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, was also the first to complete survey field work, to enter, process and analyze the data, and to release a final report – which can be found at childinfo.org.
In Kazakhstan, Sir Roger Moore advocates for rights of children with disabilities
NEW YORK, USA, 10 December 2010 – In a special video message marking the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore called for better support for children with disabilities.
Thousands gather for UNICEF’s Adolescent and Youth Forum in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, 13 January 2010 – Over 2,500 people attended the first-ever Adolescents and Youth Forum called ‘We are the Peers of Our Country's Independence’, held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana on 7 December 2009. In front of an audience including the Minister of Education and senior Government officials, young Kazakhs spoke about issues that directly affect their lives.
Kazakhstan appoints its first UNICEF Ambassador, artist Batyrkhan Shukenov
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 23 November 2009 – Well known Kazakh artist Batyrkhan Shukenov was named the country's first-ever UNICEF Ambassador during the commemoration last week of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
At Almaty conference, young people share their ideas on global health care
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 16 October 2008 – Young people from Brazil, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malta, Philippines, Tanzania and the United States of America gathered in Almaty to take part in the International Conference to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care.
Health progress and challenges, 30 years after the Alma-Ata Declaration
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 15 October 2008 – At the global health conference marking the 30th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration on primary health care, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said that health systems had to be scaled up through dynamic collaboration among governments, international partners, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
In Kazakhstan, agency leaders launch global study on health care inequities
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 14 October 2008 – At the launch today of ‘World Health Report 2008’ on primary health care, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said an overarching theme of the report is the need to improve the effectiveness of health systems around the world.
Child-friendly budget forum in Kazakh Parliament addresses local needs
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, 18 April 2007 – A UNICEF-initiated conference focusing on child-friendly local and national budgeting was held last week at the national Parliament here in Kazakhstan’s capital.