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PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS GETS UNITED NATION ACCOLADE

United Nations are celebrating Professor Dr. Anton Caragea achievements in promoting culture and human development as bedrock foundations for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

United Nations Academic  Initiative had awarded the special diploma for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea marking his role in implementation of SDG`s agenda on world level.

This had come in recognition of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea instrumental role in raising awareness and creating in 2016 the first lessons on Sustainable Development Goals  and the leadership role  in carving out The Parliamentary Assembly for SDG ( institution garnering world parliaments support for implementing Sustainable development Goals friendly legislation in their national legislatures and on international arena).

Combating hunger, poverty, climate change, and gender inequality while promoting good health, education, clean water and sanitation, and decent work and economic growth are just a few of the aims of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had supported and inscribed on the national and international agenda items like: encouraging global citizenship through education; advancing peace and conflict resolution through education; addressing issues of poverty through education; promoting sustainability through education; promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.

The latest personality to be honored in a similar manner was Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, in a special festivity in 2016.

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ROMANIAN MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATION FOR THE 58TH ANNIVERSARY OF CUBAN REVOLUTION

 On the occasion of NATIONAL DAY OF CUBAN REVOLUTION IN 2017,  H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of Institute of International Relation and Economic Cooperation had addressed a special congratulatory message to H.E. Raul Castro, President of Council of State and Council of Ministers of Republic of Cuba.

 

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The two historic leaders of Cuban revolution: Cde Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, President of Council of Ministers of Republic of Cuba.

 

 The official congratulation note was destined to maintain the long and sustained relations between Romania and Cuba, to forge a new friendship and to bolster the economic and trade ties between the two nations,

The message of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea highlights:

On every First of January, the world is celebrating the VICTORY OF CUBAN REVOLUTION, a moment forever connected with the huge personality and historical character of FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, the leader of the Cuban revolution and the creator of the powerful and independent Cuba of today.

 

H.E. President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania-Dr. Anton Caragea

 

The recent manifestations, organized on the sad moments of the FUNERALS OF THE LEADER OF CUBAN REVOLUTION FIDEL CASTRO had proven internally and internationally that Your Excellency is the only guarantor to the legacy of Commander FIDEL CASTRO RUZ and his instructions, in carving in Cuba an authentic democratic and people`s revolution, that is serving as an example and inspiration for Latina America and the world community and I hope that, with Your support, the relations between Romania and Cuba will continue to rapidly develop on cultural, economic and political arena, proving the vitality of the bilateral relation, we can read in the message.

During 2016 the bilateral relation between Cuba and Romania had marked a clear up swing culminating with the fact that: 2016 is the first year when a Romanian Congratulatory Message was directed towards H.E. Raul Castro President of Council of Ministers of Republic of Cuba.

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ROMANIAN MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATION FOR PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA – NICOLAS MADURO

On the occasion of NEW YEAR 2017,  H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of Institute of International Relation and Economic Cooperation had addressed a special congratulatory message to H.E. President Nicolas Maduro of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

 

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H.E. President Nicolas Maduro of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

 

The official congratulation note was destined to maintain the long and sustained relations between Romania and Venezuela, to forge a new friendship and to bolster the economic and trade ties between the two nations.

The message of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea highlights:

I want to express my sincere congratulations and wishes for successes in the betterment of the life of people of Venezuela.

H.E. President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania-Dr. Anton Caragea

 

The recent manifestations organized on the occasion of the DAY OF LOYALTY AND LOVE FOR PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ had proven internally and internationally that Your Excellency is the only guarantor to the legacy of Commander Hugo Chavez and his instructions, in carving in Venezuela an authentic democratic and people’s revolution that is serving as an example and inspiration for Latina America and the world community.

Romania is witnessing with interest and friendship the path for development and peace taken by the people of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela under Your Excellency benevolent politic and I hope that, with Your support, the relations between Romania and Venezuela will continue to rapidly develop on cultural, economic and political arena, proving the vitality of the bilateral relation, concludes the message.

About Romania-Venezuela bilateral relations:

2016 had registered a positive turn in the relations between Venezuela and Romania with the sustained consultations on the areas of political, economic and cultural cooperation at a level never reached until now.

During 2016 the Romanian media had offered large sways of information articles and op-eds destined to reflect the latest achievements and developments in Venezuelan society in a sign of booming interest in bilateral relation.

Also in another landmark, 2016 is the first year when a Romanian Congratulatory Message was directed towards H.E. President Nicolas Maduro for his felicitous and full of achievements rule and exertions for the benefit of people of Venezuela.

 

More PR resources about Romania-Venezuela bilateral relations can be found here:

PARTENERIATUL ROMANIA-VENEZUELA

ROMANIA-VENEZUELA PARTNERSHIP

VENEZUELA: A WORLD MODEL

VENEZUELA-UN MODEL MONDIAL

VENEZUELA: UN EJEMPLO MUNDIAL

VENEZUELA SARBATORESTE ZIUA COMANDANTULUI CHAVEZ

VENEZUELA CELEBRATES HUGO CHAVEZ DAY

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WORLD PARLIAMENTS UNITED TO FULFILL UNITED NATIONS SDG AGENDA

In the end of 2015 United Nations announced the new world objectives for development and growth for all nations by 2030 under the name of Sustainable Development Goals.

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17 Objectives aims to make a better world and parliamentarians across the world are invited to place their voice in the balance.

The new 17-odd goals are aiming to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, as part of a new world  development agenda.

In order to fulfil this objectives, Parliaments across the world are called upon to bring their support and to enact legislation encouraging nations in the fulfilment of the 17 SDG`s.

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania is deeply involved in constructing the Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (Parliaments Assembly).

The Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals will garner support from national parliaments across the world, interested in bringing world agenda for development in their national legislations and contribute to the international and global development and fulfilling the United Nations Agenda.

The first reunion of Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals will be held in Bucharest in December 2017, and will bring together, under the message of bringing to life the vaunted SDG Platform, the leaders of Parliaments and National Assemblies across the world.

Presedinte Dr. Anton Caragea

IRICE President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had stated for UN Sustainable Development publication that: he accepted the task to coordinate in the first five years the initiative, benefiting from his long-established role and expertise in uniting and engaging national legislators and make them involved in the implementation of development issues.

After the five years preparatory phase, will be created a Governing Body of advisors that includes MPs from National Parliaments and other experts to guide and effectively implement the programmes, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

More information’s about the Parliamentarian Assembly for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals can be read out on UN-SDG site accessible here:

Supplementary information regarding the World Lectures on SDG can be obtained from official website

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AMICABLE DIALOGUE BETWEEN PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA AND PRIME MINISTER OF CAMBODIA-ACADEMICIAN DR. HUN SEN

In the framework of the official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, on 22 June 2016 , the official high level meeting between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Academician Dr. Hun Sen-Prime Minister of Cambodia has taken place.

H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia

The shake-hand of friendship and respect: a perfect beginning to the dialogue between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Prime Minister of  Kingdom of Cambodia Academician Dr. HUN SEN.

 

The dialogue was held in an amicable atmosphere and was based on an throughly assessment of the regional evolutions in Indochina and europe and was built upon the common objective of building a development agenda, focused on the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals as voted in December 2015 by the United Nations.

The President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, highlighted the intense development that brought Cambodia to the fore of international economic growth and also praised the country ambitious social revenues distribution agenda towards the poor and marginal communities.  Cambodia is today an example for this area of the world in economic growth and the Government led by Academician Dr. HUN SEN is an example of development and national efficiency.

 H.E. Cambodia Prime Minister: Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN had graciously expressed his gratitude for the encouragements offered by President Anton Caragea.

 

H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-HUN SEN

Over reaching dialogue, lofty discussion between Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Dr. HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia and President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, ETA

The succesful governance of our country was based on the trust build between his team and the people of Cambodia and validated in the course of the years, by the electoral voting process, concluded Academician Dr. HUN SEN.

 

In relation to this trust, the Prime Minister of Cambodia officially announced, for the first time, his desire to stand for re-election at the general ballot in 2018.

 

IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea wished to be the first to offer his congratulation and stated that Khmer people must proceed to the path of economic development and growth and take full advantage of the experience and trust bestow upon the government led by Academician dr. HUN SEN.

H.E. President Peofessor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Academician Dr. HUN SEN

The delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, partakes in the discussion and exchanges of views with H.E. Academician Dr. HUN SEN-Prime Minister of Cambodia.

Only Prime Minster Samdech HUN SEN can offer to the nation the necessary guarantees for integrity and continuous development for people of Cambodia, underlined Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

More issues were put under the limelight such as: migration crisis, the tense world political situation, the crisis in the arab world and european crisis.

On the bilateral horizon, the discussion had tabled themes like: increase in bilateral trade and exchanges and it was decided that a joint team of experts will start working on a Cambodia Development Plan for 2050.

The amicable and full of respect dialogue between H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia -Samdech HUN SEN and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – IRICE President had initiated a valuable exchange of ideas and experiences that will continue in to the future.

The full photo chronicle of the event can be viewed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE

 

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ROMANIA IS THE LEADER IN IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation start operating in Romania  the WORLD LECTURES series on Sustainable Development Goals.

The President of  Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had signed the official decision on 14 March 2016, in a public ceremony.

Presedinte Dr. Anton Caragea

The Sustainable Development Goals -SDG are creating a global framework for combating world-wide poverty and insuring an inclusive and developed society on a world scale.

WHAT ARE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ?

Considering as self evident the fact that: Education is undoubtedly the pillar for the successful implementation and the large acquiescence of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) endeavors to use the teaching of diplomacy, international relations, economic theory, life sciences, environment, and ecology to raise global awareness and understanding of the SDGs.

Sustainable Development Goals will be the focus of a series of WORLD LECTURES, held annually in different places, regions and countries and reuniting local and global leaders, government officials, and world specialists and addressing the issues of awareness, leading by examples and promotions of sustainable development goals on a world level.

The result of this lectures on SDG wil be presented in the form of a free awarded Certificate on sustainable development goals (SDGs) entrusted to all the participants of the Lectures on SDG.

The WORLD LECTURES on Sustainable Development Goals will focus on giving participants  the essential competencies, skills and multidisciplinary knowledge to become globally responsible sustainable development leaders and managers.

Sustainable Development Goals

The central point of the series of WORLD LECTURES will be to create awareness on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) among world community members and concerned government stakeholders will improve and sustain interactions between government and the people, thereby setting a platform towards achieving the SDGs by 2030

2015 Lectures on Millennium Development Goals and United Nations Global Compact Initiative draw the attention of Romanian and International stakeholders.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Transfer of experts and equipment for appropriate learning through capacity building of different stakeholders such as governments, communities, private sector entities, and utilize, according to local conditions.

The effectiveness of the technology transfer will be based on capacity building and enabling environments to enable target stakeholders understanding.

The main issue to be addressed via the WORLD LECTURES on Sustainable Development Goals will be the faults on government officials training and capacity to effectively plan and implement sustainable development projects.

New technology transfer with required capacity would also be adopted to effectively create needed awareness in the minds of all identified stakeholders in response to 2030 sustainable development agenda.

Implementation methodologies

Raising awareness and promoting change-oriented communication based on the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets will be implemented in civil society organizations (CSOs and governmental organizations in response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The annual workshop will engage multi-stakeholders in order to enlist them to contribute with their own ideas, strategies and energies, and creating a buoyant  debate on sustainable issues.

This will be achieved by a large range of mediums like:

community mobilizations, CSOs/ government interactive sessions on the SGDs and their targets, media platforms on print/electronic media, capacity building for community stakeholders and government MDAs, publications, banners, flyers, t-shirts, brochures, and the creation of social network platforms, and promotional materials (manuals).

2013 Lectures on United Nations Global Compact Initiative hosted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania. 

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The initiative is headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea President Director General of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) in coordination with the Directors in charge of communication, economic cooperation and education departments and Public and Nonprofit Administration Department.

IRICE will coordinate all awareness campaigns and programmed  activities with other identified partners and stakeholders and submit report to relevant governments and institutions and partners.

Implementation of activities will be annually controlled and evaluated and will be bi-annually under revamp during a peer review meeting of partners destined to chart the way further, to identify challenges and roads forward.

The main aim of the annual Word Lectures on SDG will be to insure capacity building for community stakeholders and to create  media platforms for wider public sensibilization.

Deliverable

Annual workshop related to sustainable development- November 2016

Cross-sector partnership project promoting international sustainable development

Media platforms established by December 2016

Enhanced community/NGOs/CSOs/government capacity for engagement and interactions

 

The official website for WORLD LECTURES ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) can be accesed here! 

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ROMANIA AND CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE OF PARTIES (COP)

CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE-OPENING REMARKS BY PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA

On the occasion of the opening of COP 21 Paris Climate Conference, the Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presented to a world audience the statement presenting the encouragement declaration marking the importance of the event for World Natural Protected Areas and Natural parks.

Here is the full text of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA allocution:

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​It gives me a special pleasure to greet the Paris Climate Conference COP21.

This meeting come at a critical moment.  This is the time for world leaders meeting in Paris to forge a general and humanity level response to the climate change peril.

Already by previous commitments the national governments have agreed to the goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
The climate action plans – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – submitted so far bend the global emissions curve downward, but there is still much effort demanded and as soon as possible.

The transformation of the world’s energy systems is crucial for world natural protected areas and natural parks by this avoiding the worst consequences of climate change and setting the world on a sustainable development pathway.

It os our shared duty as representatives of the people and humanity to foster the transformation of world energy systems in to cleaner, lower-carbon sources, and to ensure the decarbonization of the world’s energy systems by the end of the century.

Your efforts as delegates to COP 21 will manifest themself by  implementing the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

European Council on Tourism and Trade has saluted this  agenda as a roadmap to end global poverty – including energy poverty – and to help build a life of dignity for all.
This is our committment and obligation for the generations to come.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we are supporting are reflecting the importance of sustainable energy for societies, economies and human world.
SDG 17 are calling to “ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030.

The Agenda that European Council on Tourism and Trade works to promote, recognizes the close links between energy and the other SDGs, including the goal on climate change.

I salute your exertions to build a safer, more equitable and prosperous future for all.
Please accept my best wishes for a successful Paris COP 21 conference !

President Anton Caragea-COP21

 

COP21-PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE CLOSING MESSAGE

The Office of IRICE President release a special communique on the occasion of the successful closing of COP21 Paris Climate Conference.

​It gives me a special pleasure to greet the results of the Paris Climate Conference COP21.

The Paris Agreement has succeed in providing the framework for accelerating the global transition to low-carbon climate –resilient economies. As the SG of United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon rightly stated “We are the first generation that can end poverty. We are also the last generation that can slow global warming before it is too late.”

We should not miss this opportunity.

The Paris conference was a historic opportunity to accelerate the shift to a low carbon, climate-resilient global economy.

People around the world are looking to their leaders for a signal that they are ready and willing to take decisive action to tackle climate change.

I launch an appeal  to those that support a strong Paris deal to take every opportunity to speak out and make their position clear.

Now, of extremly importance is the role to be played by the Civil society in raising awareness among the public and putting pressure on governments to show leadership and to ask for accountability rules to give stakeholders confidence that countries will deliver on their commitments.

 As well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the new agreement is also addresing adaptation to the impacts of climate change and the mobilisation of finance for climate action from a variety of public and private sources.

The climate action plans – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions – submitted so far bend the global emissions curve downward, but there is still much effort demanded and as soon as possible.

The transformation of the world’s energy systems is crucial for world natural protected areas and natural parks by this avoiding the worst consequences of climate change and setting the world on a sustainable development pathway.

It os our shared duty as representatives of the people and humanity to foster the transformation of world energy systems in to cleaner, lower-carbon sources, and to ensure the decarbonization of the world’s energy systems by the end of the century.

Sustainable Development Goals

Your efforts after the COP21 will manifest themself by  implementing the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

European Council on Tourism and Trade has saluted this  agenda as a roadmap to end global poverty – including energy poverty – and to help build a life of dignity for all.

This is our committment and obligation for the generations to come.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we are supporting are reflecting the importance of sustainable energy for societies, economies and human world.
SDG 17 are calling to “ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030.

The Agenda that European Council on Tourism and Trade works to promote, recognizes the close links between energy and the other SDGs, including the goal on climate change.

I salute your exertions to build a safer, more equitable and prosperous future for all.

Please accept my best wishes for a successful implementation of the decision taken by Paris COP21 conference.

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ROMANIAN ECONOMIC CRISIS AND RAMPANT POVERTY CAN BE TACKLED ON SDG`S FRAMEWORK

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reiterates its commitment to work towards the implementation of the Goals.

Romania has adopted, on 25 September 2015, the action plan for the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals, alongside other 192 other countries during United Nations General Assembly.

Sustainable Development Goals

17 main points on the Agenda of Sustainable Development Goal`s are promising abetter world for us all!

The new the Sustainable Development Goals come in continuation of the formerly known of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the effort to steer the world in the directions of economic development, environmental protection, and human values respect.

The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has cooperated in the completion of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and is in acquiescence with the newly established Sustainable Development Goals, announces IRICE-President Director General (PDG) Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

IRICE has contributed with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation, sustainable consumption and production and the preservation of natural resources.

“Issues such as combating Romanian economic crisis and its crippling effects, address climate change, and especially poverty reduction and inclusive growth need to be at the center of Romanian development. Now that the Goals have been approved, it is time to step up our action, time to advance policies and business strategies that minimize the negative effects of Romanian economic crisis” said IRICE PDG, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 President Anton Caragea

IRICE-President Director General (PDG) Professor Dr. Anton Caragea signs the  Development Goals Engagement 

The SDGs are carved as a universal 17-goal agenda and action plan for people, the planet and prosperity for all countries and require all stakeholders to act in collaborative partnerships.

The SDGs were approved by the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, on 25 September 2015.

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100 STEPS IN ACHIEVING THE INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS OF PRESIDENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV

The 100 concrete steps set out by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to implement the five institutional reforms

(20 May 2015)

 President Nursultan Nazarbayev-web

Five institutional reforms:

  • Creation of a modem and professional civil service

  • Ensuring the rule of law

  • Industrialization and economic growth

  • A unified nation for the future

  • Transparency and accountability of the state

100 CONCRETE STEPS

Modern state for all.

Kazakhstan today

Today Kazakhstan is offering development and a decent life to all his citizens and the future will be even better.

  1. DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL CIVIL SERVICE

 

  1. Reforming recruitment to the civil service. Recruitment to the civil service must start from junior positions

  2. Recruitment and promotion must be based on a competency-based approach and merit.

  3. Creation of a centralized selection process for new entrants to prevent corruption and strengthen the role of the civil service agency. Implementation of a three staged selection process.

  4. Introduction of a mandatory probation period for new entrants to the civil service for the first time. A 3+3 system will be implemented, with (evaluations and reviews taking place after three and six months).

  5. Salary increases for civil servants performing outstanding work.

  6. Transition to salary increases based on performance and results. Performance will be evaluated on the basis of: achievement of annual objectives for civil servants; achievement of strategic plans for state agencies; indicators of good quality of public services for ministers and Akims (governors), including standard of living and attracting investments; positive macroeconomic indicators for government officials.

  7. Civil service salaries will in the future be adjusted to take into account location.

  8. Mandatory provision of state housing for civil servants on duty. Houses will continue to belong to the state without any right of private ownership.

  1. Introduction of legislation to provide training for civil servants and professional development courses at least once every three years.

  2. Moving to a competitive based system for promotion within the civil service. Strengthening the principle of meritocracy by promoting only through competition among junior civil servants.

  3. Recruitment of foreign managers, experts from the private sector and staff from international organizations when needed for specialist roles. This will make the civil service open and competitive.

  4. Implementation of new standards through the development of a civil service code of ethics overseen by a special commissioner.

  5. Strengthening the fight against corruption, including development of new legislation. Establishment of a special unit in the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Fighting Corruption dealing with systemic prevention and measures against corruption.

  6. Adoption of a new law on civil service, applicable to employees of all state agencies, including law enforcement.

  7. Comprehensive performance reviews of all existing civil servants following the adoption of a new law on civil service, the strengthening of qualification requirements and introduction of a new system for pay.

 

  1. ENSURING THE RULE OF LAW

  2. Improvement of the justice system to ensure citizens have access to justice. Transition from existing five-level justice system (first instance, appellate, cassation, supervisory and second supervisory) to a streamlined three-level system (first, appellate, cassation).

  3. Stricter qualification requirements and candidate selection process for judicial posts. They will be required to have five years’ experience in the justice system with the introduction of case study tests to assess skills and suitability. Candidates for judicial posts will work as interns in courts for a year with scholarships provided. After the completion of this internship program, judges will have a one-year probation period.

  4. Separation of the Institute of Justice from the Academy of Public Administration in order to strengthen links between learning and judicial practice.                                                                                                                                                                                               This Institute will function under the Supreme Court and will ensure the professional development of judges.

  1. Strengthening accountability of judges. Development of a new code of ethics for judges, which can be used by citizens to appeal a specially established judicial board under the Supreme Court against judges’ actions that they consider improper.

  2. Mandatory implementation of audio and video recording of all judicial processes and hearings. A judge must not stop the recording or edit audio and video materials.

  3. More use of jury service in trials. An implementation of a legal definition of categories of criminal cases, where a jury trial must be mandatory.

  4. Ensuring an improved balance between prosecution and defense in courts by gradually transferring to the judge the authority to authorize investigations, which limit constitutional rights of citizens.

  5. Establishing separate judicial proceedings to consider disputes related to investment. A special investment board will be set up in the Supreme Court to examine major cases.

  6. Establishing an AIFCinternational arbitration Centre in Astana, modelled on the experience in Dubai.

  7. Establishing an international council, with leading foreign judges and lawyers, under the Supreme Court to implement best international standards. The council will advise the Supreme Court on improving Kazakhstan’s judiciary.

  8. Reducing the role of the prosecutor in civil trials to speed up the judicial process. This will require necessary amendments to the code of civil procedure.

  9. Further developing bailiff services in the private sector with the gradual reduction in the number of state bailiff services.

  10. Improvement of the appointment process of police officers to ensure it is based on competency. Introduction of new tests for new candidates and existing police officers to assess personal qualities and professional skills.

  11. Appointing staff of law enforcement agencies to the state service system. Introducing common rules of service, those to take into account features of each law enforcement agency.

  12. Establishing a local police service accountable to local executive agencies and the local community. Responsibilities of local police will include ensuring public order, traffic control, preventing domestic violence and preventing minor offences.

Traffic wardens will be provided with video recorders, which will register everything that a police officer does during the shift.

  1. Ensuring police transparency by establishing public councils, which examine citizens’ appeals against actions by police officers who violate ethical standards. The status and mandate of public councils will be enshrined in the legislation.

  2. Creating an internet portal based on the national information centre “map of criminal offences”. This map will display all offences committed in the country no later than a week after the crime took place to help increase public accountability and police effectiveness.

  3. Establishing an effective system of rehabilitation for citizens released from prisons and registered by the probation service. Development of a comprehensive strategy for social rehabilitation and a standard for special social services.

  4. Modernization of prison infrastructure through public-private partnerships. International experience will be studied to see how the private sector can be engaged to invest in building, maintaining and managing prisons.

 

 

  • INDUSTRIALIZATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

 

  1. Privatising agricultural land in order to improve its efficient use. Introducing amendments to the land code and other legal acts.

  2. Improving the procedure of changing the purpose of land use. Regular monitoring of agricultural land use and the transfer of all unused lands to the state to allow further privatization.

  3. Improvement of tax and customs policies and procedures. Reduction of number of customs rates of the Single Customs Tariff through the ‘0-5-12’ model within homogeneous products groups of 6 items of the FEACN.

  4. Implementing the “single window” principle for exporters and importers during customs procedures. Development of the electronic declaration system to enable the automated clearance of goods and reduction in the number of documents needed for export and import and their processing time.

  5. Integrating customs and tax systems. To ensure proper taxation, importers will be tracked from the moment goods enter Kazakhstan until their sale.

  6. Introducing “Post Factum” mode of the custom clearance. Providing participants an opportunity to produce goods prior to the submission of declaration for goods.

  1. Simplification of legalization procedure for property and money. Introducing amendments and additions to the existing legislation.

  2. Introduction from January 1, 2017, of the universal tax declaration of incomes and expenditures for civil servants with expansion over time to all citizens.

  3. Establishment of centres for processing tax declarations. These will have access to the archive of electronic documents of tax payers. The introduction of the risk management system will see citizens rated against tax control risks. After the first application, the individual will not be reviewed again for three years.

  4. Improvement of indirect taxation mechanisms. This will include detailed consideration of introducing sales tax instead of value added tax.

  5. Improvement of current tax regimes with mandatory introduction of tax registration for incomes and expenditures.

  6. Improvement of processing permits. Introduction of the three-stage process of receiving construction permit (“30-20-10”). The first level is the issuance of an architectural and planning assignment, which will take up to 30 days. The second stage is agreement of the project design (layout), which will take up to 20 days. The third stage is the permit itself, which will take up to 10 days.

  7. Stage-by stage removal of the state monopoly of assessing pre-design and design documentation. This role will be transferred to the private sector.

  8. Introducing an effective method of estimating costs of construction. A new pricing method in construction will improve the estimation of construction costs at current prices with actual market value of materials, products, equipment, and salary, and will ensure prompt updating of costing standards.

  9. Replacing old and obsolete construction standards and rules used since the Soviet period with the eurocodes system. Adoption of new regulations will allow the use of innovative technologies and materials, increase the competitiveness of Kazakhstan’s experts on the construction services market, and will provide an opportunity for Kazakh companies to access foreign construction services markets.

  10. Reorganization of electric power industry. Introduction of a single purchasing agent. This will help decrease the difference in tariffs between the regions.

  11. Expanding regional electricity network companies. This will help to increase reliability of energy supplies, reduce costs of supplying electricity to other regions and prices for consumers.

  1. Implementation of new electricity tariffs to attract investments to the industry. The new tariff will cover both the financing of capital expenditure and generating costs for the power used.

  2. Reforming the work of the antimonopoly committee and aligning it with the OECD standards. The committee must be focused on the promotion of competition between businesses.

  3. Strengthening the institute of the business ombudsman to protect the interests of entrepreneurs. The institute will include business representatives and the national chamber of entrepreneurs.

  4. Attracting at least ten international companies to the processing sector to produce export goods and ensure Kazakhstan’s access to global markets. Promoting new opportunities to international businesses at international economic forums.

  5. Establishment of joint ventures in the priority sectors of the economy with “anchor investors” – international strategic partners (as currently practiced by Air Astana and Tengizchevroil). In the future, the state’s share in these joint ventures will be floated as the IPO. Establishment of a favorable migration regime, based on the experience of the US, Canada and Australia, to attract high-quality international experts.

  6. Attracting strategic (anchor) investors, who have successful experience in creating tourist clusters.

  7. Attracting strategic (anchor) investors to establish a single operator maintaining and developing road infrastructure.

  8. Attracting strategic investors to the energy saving industry. Their main task will be to encourage the development of companies in the private sector to provide energy saving services with the return of their expenditures and financial profit arriving from the reduction of energy costs.

  9. Attracting strategic investors to develop dairy production. The main task will be to export up to half of the produced goods to the CIS countries within three years. The work will be based on the experiences of New Zealand’s Fronterra and Denmark’s Arla, with the development of cooperative production taking place in rural areas.

  10. Attracting strategic investors to develop production and processing of meat. The main task is the development of raw materials for production and export of processed products.

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Kazakhstan of today can be summarize in two words: development and prosperity.

 

  1. Implementation of the “national champions” initiative with the focus on supporting leaders of medium-sized businesses in non-resource based sectors of the economy. This will provide an opportunity to create competency centres where aspiring businesspeople can learn the necessary skills.

  2. Development of two innovative clusters to accelerate the creation of a knowledge-based economy. Scientific centers and laboratories will be established at the Astana business campus of the Nazarbayev University to conduct joint scientific and research projects, their development, testing and commercialization. They will be encouraged to cooperate with local and foreign high-tech companies.

  3. Development of the law “On commercialization of the results of science and (or) science and technical activities”, which defines the process of financing innovation in industry. The focus of scholarly grant and program structure will be reformed to reflect the needs of the State Program of Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development.

  4. Further integration of Kazakhstan into the international transport and communication routes. Launch of the project to establish a multi-modal “Eurasian transcontinental transport corridor”, which will allow free transit of freights from Asia to Europe.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The transport corridor will include routes through Kazakhstan, Russia and further into Europe; through Kazakhstan from Khorgos to the Aktau port and through the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan, and Georgia. We will aim to work with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  5. Establishment of an international aviation hub. With the participation of a strategic investor, a new international airport of the highest international standards will be built near Almaty.

  6. Establishing “Air Astana” and “KTZ” as major international operators. “Air Astana” will focus on international routes and open new routes to major financial centers of the world (New York, Tokyo, Singapore). Development of “Air Astana” will be carried out in accordance with plans by “KTZ” to develop alternative routes, which will help reduce the cost of freight shipments by more than half.

  7. Improve the effectiveness of the state air transport management to increase attractiveness of air transit through Kazakhstan. Activities of the Civil Aviation Committee will be focused on the model of the UK civil aviation authority and the European aviation safety agency.

  8. Making Astana a Eurasian business, cultural and scientific centre, attracting researchers, students, entrepreneurs, tourists from the region. A modern international transport and logistics system, including a new terminal at the airport will be established in the city.

 Kazakhstan pristine natureTourism in Kazakhstan-a way further for the country!

 

  1. Establishing the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), and giving it a special status consolidating legally within the constitution. Establishment of the center as a financial hub for the CIS countries, as well as the region. An independent commercial law system, which will function on English law principles and with a judicial corps consisting of foreign experts will be established. The goal is for Kazakhstan’s financial hub to join the top 20 financial centers of the world.

  2. Develop a strategy to ensure that the financial center provides specialized services to the capital markets as well as Islamic finance services. Development of new types of financial services, including private banking and asset management. Introducing a liberal tax regime for the center. Possibility of establishing an offshore financial market. Introducing the principle of investment residence like in Dubai.

  3. Making English the official language of the financial center. Its independent legislation must be developed and applied in English language.

  4. Ensuring international transport accessibility to the financial center. Establishment of a network of regular and convenient air services between the financial center and other leading financial hubs.

  5. Increasing transparency and predictability of the subsoil use sector by introducing the CRIRSCO mineral reserves international reporting standards.

  6. Introducing a facilitated contracting method for all mineral resources by using the best international practices.

  7. Increasing the quality of human capital on the basis of the OECD countries’ standards. Stage-by-stage implementation of 12 years of secondary education, improving the standards of school education in order to develop higher literacy standards. Introducing per capita financing for high schools and establishing a system of expanding successful schools.

  8. Training highly qualified staff in the top 10 leading colleges and 10 higher education institutions that focus on six key sectors of the economy. Sharing their experience with other educational institutions in the country.

  9. Moving gradually towards the self-management of universities, taking into account the experience of the Nazarbayev University. Transformation of private universities into non-profit organizations in line with international practice.

  10. Stage-by stage transition to the use of the English language in the education system. The main aim is to increase competitiveness of students when they leave and position the educational sector as attractive for international students.

  1. Implementation of mandatory social health insurance. Strengthening financial sustainability of the health system through the principle of mutual responsibility of the state, employers and citizens. Priority financing of the primary health care. Primary care will be the core of the national healthcare for prevention and early fight against diseases.

  2. Development of private health care, corporate management for health facilities. Introduction of a corporate governance at healthcare organizations in order to enhance accessibility and quality of the healthcare services through competition among the organizations for financing within the healthcare insurance. Encouragement of privatization of the public healthcare organizations and extension of the guaranteed healthcare package provided at private healthcare organizations.

  3. Establishment of a commission on health care service quality under the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development. The main aim is to introduce best standards of health care service (treatment protocols, personnel training, medicines provision, qualityand access control).

  4. Liberalization of labour relations and development of a new labour code.

  5. Modernisation of the social benefits system, social assistance will be provided only to citizens who are genuinely in need of it. State targeted social assistance to citizens with working capacity and low income will require them to actively participate in programs that enable them to find employment.

Presidentele Nursultan Nazarbayev-creatorul Kazahstanului moderna-web

Kazakhstan President is having an ambitious plan: making his country a role model for the world

  1. IDENTITY AND UNITY

 

  1. Development of the draft patriotic act “Mangilik El” (Eternal Nation)

  2. Development and implementation of the large-scale project of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan “Big Country –Big Family”, which will strengthen Kazakhstan’s identity and create conditions to form one civil society. All the work will be connected with the implementation of the concept of development of the tourist industry by 2020 and establishment of regional tourist clusters: “Astana – the Heart of Eurasia”, “Almaty – Kazakhstan’s Free Cultural Zone”, “Unity of Nature and Nomadic Culture”, “The Pearl of Altai”, “Restoration of the Great Silk Road”, “the Caspian Gates”.

  3. Development and implementation of the national project “MeninElim” (My Country) that aims to strengthen civil identity. The implementation of a number of technological projects is envisaged. They include the creation of the large-scale internet project “Encyclopedia of Kazakhstan”, which will enable citizens and foreign tourists to discover more about the country. The portal will include 3D video tours of Kazakhstan, information on history and culture of the country, as well as interesting events. The portal will act as Kazakhstan’s “business card”, as well as a national guide, a national wall of fame of citizens and a platform for online discussion.

  4. Development and implementation of the national project on promoting the idea of the Society of Common Labor, which includes plans to implement the infrastructure development program “NurlyZhol” (Path to the Future), the second five-year period of industrialization and personal success stories of Kazakh citizens (heroes of our time), who achieved success since independence.

  5. Development and implementation of the national project “NurlyBolashak” (Bright Future). Introducing values of the Mangilik El (Eternal Nation) into the current education programs.

  6. Information support and promotion of the implementation of five institutional reforms as well as Kazakhstan’s identity in mass media, the internet, new-generation media, and social networks.

 

  1. ESTABLISHING AN ACCOUNTABLE STATE

 

  1. Creating a results-oriented state governance system with standardized and minimal procedures for monitoring, assessment and control. A disciplinary oversight system should be based only on achieving stated target. All procedural tasks and interim oversight should be abolished. State agencies will have independence in their activities aimed at achieving the set targets.

  2. Establishing a reduced state planning system, decreasing the number of state programs, abolishing sector programs by integrating them into existing state programs, as well as into strategic plans of state agencies. Redesigning strategic plans and regional development programs.

  3. Introduction of a new system for auditing and assessing public service work. Assessment of state programs will be carried out once every three years. Assessment of state agencies’ efficiency will be conducted annually. The law “On state audit and financial control” will be adopted. The accounts committee will work based on the model of world leading audit companies and move away from current operational control.

  4. Introduction of “the open government”. Drafting law on access to information that will allow access to any information of state agencies except for highly confidential state documents and other information protected by the law.

  5. Introduction of annual public statements by heads of state agencies on achieving key objectives and publication of their reports on official websites.

Introduction of annual reports on the performance of heads of national higher education institutions.

  1. Ensuring online access to statistical data of central state agencies. All budget, spending and consolidated financial reports, as well as results of external assessment of state service quality will be published.

  2. Empowering citizens to participate in the decision-making process through development of local governance. Giving more powers to the private sector and self-regulated organizations, especially when it comes to activities that are not typically performed by the state.

  3. Independent budgets for local government will be introduced in rural areas, auyls, villages, and towns. Mechanisms will be put in place to allow citizens to participate in discussing the best way to spend the budget.

  4. Strengthening the role of public councils under state agencies and Akims. They will discuss the implementation of strategic plans and regional development programs, as well as budgets, reports, achieving stated objectives, draft legal acts concerning rights and freedoms of citizens and draft program documents. Legally establishing these public councils will enhance transparency of state decision­making.

  5. Establishment of a state institution “government for citizens” that will become a single provider of state services and will be based on the example of Canada service and centre link in Australia. This institution will integrate all public service centers into a single system. International certification of state services according to ISO 9000 quality management standards.

Kazakhstan proud

A happy future for all the people of Kazakhstan! 

 

IMPLEMENTATION MECHANISMS

 

  • The National Modernization Commission under the President is established. It has five working groups, which include national and foreign experts.

  • Thenational commission should implement five institutional reforms on a step-by-step basis. It will ensure effective discussions between state agencies, the business sector and the civil society.

  • The national commission should adopt conceptual decisions and define concrete action plans. Its proposals will be approved by the President of Kazakhstan. Once approved, the Parliament will transform these proposals into legislation.

  • Efficiency of implementing key initiatives by Ministers and Akims will be thoroughly monitored by the national commission.

  • It is necessary to establish an international consultative council with experienced foreign experts, under the national commission. This council will develop recommendations and carry out independent monitoring of reforms and their implementation.

  • The Office of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan will act as the working body of the national commission.

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