under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The President's Address to the People of Kazakhstan
Growing welfare of kazakh citizens: increase in income and quality of life
Well-being of the population and accession of Kazakhstan to the list
of 30 developed countries are the long-term goals of our independent state.
On the eve of December 1st - Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev it is necessary to emphasize Kazakhstan's contribution to strengthening the international nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime which is highly valued by the international community and that owed much to the initiatives by the Head of the state. Since gaining independence Kazakhstan's leader Nursultan Nazarbayev has pursued a consistent anti-nuclear policy and is a reputable participant in the global anti-nuclear movement.
The renunciation of the world's fourth largest nuclear arsenal, the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, the establishment of a nuclear-free zone in Central Asia, the opening of low enriched uranium bank of IAEA in Kazakhstan are important steps in this direction.
At the same time, Kazakhstan plays a significant role in promoting the anti-nuclear agenda at the international level. Owing to the initiation of the President of the country, a resolution to declare 29th of August the International Day Against Nuclear Tests and the Universal Declaration for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World were adopted in 2009 and 2015 consequently. In this regard, the "ATOM" project proposed by Kazakhstan should also be mentioned. It is an international campaign for a nuclear-free world which was supported by representatives of more than 100 countries.
In addition, membership in the UN Security Council in 2017-2018 is of high importance for Kazakhstan. It allows the country to raise key issues and present proposals in the area of global nuclear security including the setting of such an ambitious goal as achievement a nuclear-free world by 2045.
Thus, Kazakhstan under the leadership of President Nursultan Nazarbayev has proved itself as a responsible participant in global non-proliferation and disarmament processes and makes a valuable contribution to the world community efforts in establishing a nuclear-free world.