The role of NGOs is huge in addressing global challenges
Participants and guests of the Forum were the regional and national NGOs, MPs, representatives of central and local executive bodies, representatives of international organizations, experts and media.
At the plenary session of the forum “The state and prospects of development of civil society” was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov. During the discussion, Deputy Prime Minister stressed the important constructive role played by non-governmental organizations in the socio-economic and public life of the country.
“From the very beginning of independence, non-governmental organizations were at the origins of such global problems as the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, the restoration of Small Aral Sea, the protection of motherhood and childhood. They all found support and were always in sight of the Head of State. It is hard to imagine the scope of which would remain without attention of the civil initiative,” Tasmagambetov said.
According to Vice Prime Minister, Kazakhstan has more than 18,000 non-governmental organizations; more than eight thousand NGOs are actively working. About 30 thousand people are employed in the civil sector. This is mainly operating in the sphere of youth policy and children’s initiatives, support for socially vulnerable groups, education and science, sports and physical education, promotion of healthy lifestyle and protection of the rights and legal interests of citizens and organizations.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan