ALMATY – The EU Delegation to Kazakhstan launches two new projects aimed to support and protect the rights of socially vulnerable groups, namely of disabled people and migrants, in Kazakhstan. The two-year projects will be funded within the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) program, which is the EU financing instrument to support civil society initiatives on promoting human rights and freedoms, civil participation and the rule of law.
ASTANA – Today European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian has started his two-day working visit to Kazakhstan. The agenda includes meetings at the Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, as well as with youth.
On 14 February, the traditional working lunch meeting was held in Astana with participation of EU Ambassador Sven-Olov Carlsson, Ambassadors of the EU member states and Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Beibut Atamkulov. During the meeting, the sides discussed further development of the EU-Kazakhstan trade and economic relations, as well as ways to strengthen cooperation in the political, cultural and humanitarian fields.
Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers
Every girl and woman has the right to live a life free of violence and pain. And yet, more than 200 million women and girls across the world have been forced to undergo the painful and traumatic practice of Female Genital Mutilation, including 500,000 living in Europe. Millions more girls are at risk of being cut: 68 million girls in 25 countries by 2030.
The EU puts EUR 13 million to support projects on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Central Asia.
Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), business intermediaries, trade federations and worker associations from Central Asia in partnership with one or more organisations from EU Member States will have until 28th of February to submit concept notes.
TASHKENT – Climate action and promotion of green economy in Central Asia are in the spotlight of the 6th European Union – Central Asia High-Level Conference held on 24-25 January 2019. The Conference confirmed the EU's continuous engagement in the region and contributed to shaping the EU's future assistance programmes for the countries of Central Asia on environment, climate change and water.