"United Nation's Security Council Membership -Kazakhstan's Role and Responsibility"

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

Embassy of Kazakhstan and Institute of Peace and Diplomacy arranged a round table at Islamabad Club on 15 Feb 2018 to discuss "United Nation's Security Council Membership -Kazakhstan's Role and Responsibility". Former Secretary General Foreign Affairs Akram Zaki was the chief guest while Farhat Asif, Director of IPD conducted the discussion. Dr Sarfaraz Khan Director Area Study Center University of Peshawar,Dr Nazir Husain Director School of Politics and International Relations Department, Dr Sadia Saif Niazi from Numl University participated in the discussion and expressed hope that Kazakhstan's presence in UNSC will bring balance in the decisions of this apex body.Mr. Bekishev Askhat repersented the Embassy in the round table.

Akram Zaki, in his keynote address, said that Kazakhstan is very important country of the region and asia. Kazakhstan has played its  positive role in the recent  disputes between some countries to help solve their differences. President Nursultan Nazarbayev is a visionary leader who have led his country towards the destination of peace, prosperity and world recognition. Kazakhstan's membership in UNSC will help bring betterment in the decisions of this powerful body.

Mr. Bekishev Askhat thanked the participants for interest in attending the round table and giving priceless suggestions.

Backgrounder ;

Kazakhstan was elected  to the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member on June 28,2016, beating Thailand after a second round of voting to join Sweden, Ethiopia and Bolivia for a two-year term beginning on January 1st 2017.Kazakhstan becomes the first ever Central Asian country to be elected to the Security Council.

“Kazakhstan is incredibly proud to have been chosen to represent Asia as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. As the first Central Asian country to be afforded the honour, we will bring our unique perspective and expertise to bear on the challenges that the council faces,” Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov said following the vote.

The 193-member UN General Assembly gathered in the New York City headquarters to elect Kazakhstan with 138 votes, while Thailand gathered 55 votes in the Asian-Pacific group.