Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tleuberdy took part in an online meeting of the high-level segment of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Adyrna reports citing the press service of the Ministry.
The event was attended by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, heads of government and ministers of more than 150 countries, as well as representatives of international organizations.
In his speech, M. Tleuberdy noted that one of the main priorities of the country's development on the 30th anniversary of independence would remain the direction of the First President - President Nursultan Nazarbayev to comply with national and international human rights standards.
The Foreign Minister briefed the participants on the successful experience of implementing a package of political reforms initiated by President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev in the field of human rights, building a democratic society and implementing the concept of "a state that listens to the voice of the people." In particular, the adoption of a new law on peaceful assemblies, decriminalization of defamation, humanization of certain articles of the Criminal Code, introduction of a 30% electoral quota for women and youth, as well as Kazakhstan's accession to the Second Optional Protocol on the abolition of the death penalty. .
М. Tleuberdy reaffirmed Kazakhstan's commitment to make a maximum contribution to the collective global efforts to strengthen peace, harmony and fundamental human rights. In this regard, he announced Kazakhstan's application for membership in the UN Security Council for 2022-2024 and expressed hope for its support from the international community.
National portal "Adyrna"