28 February 2012, 18:00
Kazakhstan's accession to ICC discussed
ASTANA. February 28. KAZINFORM Kazakh Human Rights Commissioner Askar Shakirov met with Armen Harutyunyan, Regional Representative of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Central Asia, the press service of the Kazakh Ombudsman's Office told Kazinform.
Shakirov told about the progress of developing a Kazakh bill on the national mechanism to prevent torture and other cruel or degrading treatment or punishment, as well as the accession of the Office of the Ombudsman of Kazakhstan to the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC).
Harutyunyan expressed willingness to provide expert advice on the implementation of international obligations on human rights and freedoms by Kazakhstan.
Kazakh University Academic Diplomatic Club held a meeting on UN Day
ASTANA. KAZINFORM UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan Stephen Tull told students about the history of the creation of the United Nations Organisation, addressed the events of World War II which had given impetus to the creation of the UN and reminded that under changing conditions of the fast-developing world the UN changes, too by trying to faster respond to different crises.