Kazakhstan puts forward its candidacy for membership in UN Human Rights Council
Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb. 28 / Trend T.Nurmagambetov /
Kazakhstan has put forward its candidature for membership in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2013-2015, the press-service of the Kazakh foreign ministry quoted with a reference Foreign Minister Erzhan Kazykhanov as saying.
"Given the importance of the HRC, we have put forward our candidacy to membership in 2013-2015," the press-service quoted Mr Kazykhanov as saying during the 19th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.
At the same time Mr Kazykhanov assured that Kazakhstan "will be fully committed to the council's work," as well as continue "to carry out its own economic and democratic reforms."
"It should be noted that Kazakhstan does "homework" having already implemented about 88 percent of the HRC recommendations," said the foreign minister.
He noted Kazakhstan shares the belief that the consistent promotion of universal human rights and freedoms is a necessary condition for achieving a collective commitment to the peaceful and prosperous world.
"We agreed to achieve this goal in our country and, together with our international partners, around the world. We are a stable and prosperous country which is at peace with itself and its neighbors," he said.