Nazarbayev’s best initiatives on global security
Since gaining independence, under the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan has made the incredible way from the peripheral republic of the Soviet Union to the full member of the global community, respected, responsible and demanded international partner in solving global and regional problems. Thanks to the global initiatives of the Head of State, Kazakhstan has achieved significant progress in its development. This has allowed the country to gain significant political influence and international prestige. The “Strategy2050.kz” Information Agency offers a selection of the global initiatives made by the Leader of the nation over the years of Kazakhstan’s Independence.
Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site
Nursultan Nazarbayev decided voluntary to refuse Kazakhstan from the nuclear Soviet heritage the fourth power in the world. On August 29, 1991, Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site was closed in Kazakhstan. On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35. The resolution calls for increasing awareness and education about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclearweaponfree world. The resolution was initiated by Kazakhstan, together with a large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991. The Day is meant to galvanize the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media to inform, educate and advocate the necessity of banning nuclear weapon tests as a valuable step towards achieving a safer world.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050