Main Page  

Country Profile  

The Consular Section of the Embassy  

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan  

The Goverment of the Republic of Kazakhstan  

Business in Kazakhstan  

Tourism in Kazakhstan  

Kazakhstan-Qatar  

Visa information  

KAZAKHSTAN'S FOREIGN POLICY  

ASTANA ECONOMIC FORUM  

PRESS-RELEASE  

FOR CITIZENS OF KAZAKHSTAN  

INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN KAZAKHSTAN  

Contact Information  



The 13th meeting of culture ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states will take place in Tashkent June 21-22, the press service...



"At the beginning of 2016 in Kazakhstan only 668 Chinese companies carried out the activity, in comparison with 2013 their quantity has increased for only...



"Now we are faced by a task to connect this wood to the Borovoe wood, we have already reached Shortandy, that is there have passed 100 km. Next year the...







Kazakhstan President: In 2017 the green zone of Astana to reach Borovoe




ASTANA. KAZINFORM The acting OSCE Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Ruth Freedom Pojman, noted positive legislative and policy developments in preventing and combating this form of modern-day slavery at the conclusion of an official country visit from 1 to 4 April 2014.
"I welcome the government's recent decision to include the definition of exploitation in the amendments to existing legislation on human trafficking which has already allowed for the improved identification of victims and increased prosecutions of the perpetrators of this grave violation of human rights," Pojman said.
She encouraged the government of Kazakhstan to pay special attention to victim protection, including the development of a national referral mechanism to institutionalize co-operation between all necessary actors to improve the identification of victims of all forms of trafficking and their access to justice, the OSCE Centre in Astana said.
In this context, the Co-ordinator noted as a positive step the amendment to existing anti-trafficking legislation specifically providing victims access to social services.
The visit was carried out to strengthen the dialogue with high-level government representatives, to engage with them and civil society in further increasing the priority given to combating trafficking in human beings, and to further support efforts to implement relevant OSCE commitments at the national level.
"I have been following anti-trafficking efforts in Kazakhstan for 13 years, and I have observed the dynamic growth of the anti-trafficking experience and practice, thanks to strengthened political will," Pojman said. "The increase in registered cases is an indicator of the improved effectiveness of the co-ordinated work of Kazakhstan's leading agencies in the sphere of trafficking."
During her four-day visit, the OSCE Co-ordinator and the Deputy Head of OSCE Centre in Astana, Jeannette Kloetzer, met a range of key stakeholders from government and civil society including Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights Usen Suleimen, Vice-Minister of Justice Elvira Azimova, Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Population Kairat Absattarov, the Chairperson of the Committee on the Protection of Children's Rights, Raisa Sher, several supreme court judges, the Ministry of Interior and the General Prosecutor's office.
Pojman also met with representatives from a number of NGOs from across Kazakhstan. She concluded her trip by visiting a shelter for trafficked persons in Kokshetau.
"I was very impressed with the co-operation between government structures and civil society, which is critical to victim protection and to the prevention of trafficking," she said.
Pojman addressed a training of judges organized by the Public Administration Academy under the President of Kazakhstan, the US Embassy, the Supreme Court and the OSCE Centre in Astana. The OSCE and the Government of Kazakhstan are active partners in building the capacity of critical actors such as judges, prosecutors and police to enhance their ability to fight this serious crime, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.










Strategy-2050

G-Global

Kazakh TV

Central Communications Service

Official site of Kazakhstan President



Congress of leaders of world and traditional religions

Vizit Kazakhstan

EXPO-2017

The Astana Times

All Useful Links



All pictures in gallery