On March 12, 2020 in Nur-Sultan, a national consultation on the UN Network on Migration was launched, as well as a presentation of UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Legal Migration (GCM) has been performed. The event was organized by the IOM Mission in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
GCM was supported by more than 150 countries, including the Republic of Kazakhstan. To ensure a coordinated UN system-wide support to States in implementing the GCM, the UN Network on Migration was established.
The goal of the UN Network on Migration is to mobilize all international organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan to solve problems related to migration flows. The UN Migration Network will be based on a partnership in which the International Organization for Migration (IOM) / UN migration Agency will play a central role.
The key speakers were Mr. Akmadi Sarbassov, Vice Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Mr. Zeynal Hajiyev, Coordinator for Central Asia, Chief of Mission in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, International Organization for Migration (IOM) / The UN Migration Agency;
Mr. Abdel Rahmane Diop, Communications and Policy Specialist, UN Network on Migration Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland; Peter Kazmierkevic, IOM international consultant.
Representatives of relevant ministries of the Republic of Kazakhstan, government agencies, akimats, the private sector, public and international organizations, research institutes and academia, participated in the event.
KazISS under the President of RK was represented by Irina Chernykh, Chief Research Fellow, and Assel Nazarbetova, Head of the Department of International Studies