Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

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.

Director KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan participated in the regional conference "Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan"


On September 5, 2018, there was the regional conference "Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan" . The Forum was attended by high-ranking delegations from Central Asia, the European Union,  India, China, Russia, the United States, the United Nations and from Afghanistan itself. Delegations included influential politicians, heads of international organizations, human rights activists and well-known journalists.

State Secretary Gulshara Abdykalikova read the greeting of the President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev to the conference participants, which says: "With the active support of the entire international community, as a member of the UN Security Council, Kazakhstan pays special attention to ensuring security in Central Asia and Afghanistan. An important role in this process is the empowerment of women in Afghanistan. Highly appreciating the steps taken by the Afghan government to improve the situation of women in the country and ensure gender equality, we advocate the earliest possible achievement of peace in the Afghan land, including through the concept of "for Afghans and the forces of the Afghans themselves".

The Leader of the Nation stressed that the use of the capacity of the civil sector, international, regional and national non-governmental organizations can help in addressing the problems of gender inequality: "The capacity of international venues like today's conference allows us to unite the efforts of the entire international community, taking into account a wide range of opinions, discuss the most significant issues of current and future work ".

The President expressed his belief that "the conference will give an additional impetus to the effective search for ways to further develop and rehabilitate Afghanistan, improve the situation of Afghan women, and increase their involvement in solving political, economic and social issues in the country."