On the occasion of beginning Kazakhstan’s non-permanent membership
of the UN Security Council for 2017-18
POLICY ADDRESS TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS
BY HIS EXCELLENCY MR NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
KAZAKHSTAN ’ S CONCEPT AND VISION
for Sustaining Global Partnerships for a Secure, Just and Prosperous World
The Republic of Kazakhstan began its duties as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council on 1 January 2017, for the next two years.
Kazakhstan is grateful to all the UN member states that supported its candidature. We consider our election to the Security Council as a great responsibility and an evidence of the international community’s trust in our commitment to peace. We also view it as a recognition of our efforts to strengthen the role of the UN in maintaining global peace and security.
We also welcome H.E. António Guterres, new Secretary-General of the United Nations, who commenced his tenure on 1 January. Kazakhstan fully shares and supports his vision, priorities and noble efforts, which are fully in accordance with the ideals and principles that Kazakhstan will champion on the Council.
2 March 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s membership of the United Nations.
Over this last quarter century, our country has demonstrated its total steadfastness to the purposes and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations and the norms and principles of international law.
Kazakhstan will work in a balanced and unbiased manner regarding all agenda items addressed by the Council, keeping in mind the paramount importance of maintaining and strengthening peace and security . We intend to work on an equal basis with all Security Council members to promote compromise and consensus in order to help achieve these goals.
We will make every effort to restore and develop cooperation among all UN Member States with particular focus on strengthening trust between the permanent members of the Council.
Our country will strive for meaningful cooperation with the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the UN Secretariat and the relevant departments to achieve the Council’s agenda.