The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe firmly oppose the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment contrary to the right to life. The death penalty means revenge, not justice, and its abolition contributes to the enhancement of human dignity.
NUR-SULTAN – The EU-Kazakhstan High-Level Platform of dialogue on economic and business matters held its second meeting in Nur-Sultan on 1 October, chaired by Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin. The event brought together leading European companies and EU Heads of Mission led by EU Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan Sven-Olov Carlsson.
NUR-SULTAN – Within the framework of the EU-funded project "Support for public administration capacity building in Turkmenistan" during 29 September – 2 October 2019 Kazakhstan hosts the third round of the working visit to learn about the development of Master’s programs from experience of Central Asian countries.
NUR-SULTAN – Today in the capital city #Kids4Rights children's drawing contest dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has been announced. The competition is organized by the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan jointly with the UNICEF in Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Belgium in Kazakhstan and the Embassy of Switzerland in Kazakhstan.
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.
NUR-SULTAN – Today on the eve of the new study season the pre-departure orientation session was organized for the winners of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree scholarships at the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan. In 2019 a total of 2,273 master students worldwide have been granted a scholarship. From Kazakhstan around 585 applications were received and 39 students were selected, who will join the biggest education program of the EU.
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.