The report takes stock of the progress made in 2022 by the United Nations (UN), together with its many partners, in supporting Kazakhstan to achieve its national priorities and the goals set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development operationalised in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 (UNSDCF). It further discusses key development trends, emerging issues and their implications for national SDG priorities and provides an overview of what our priorities and ambitions are for 2023.
As the UN entered into the second year of implementation of the Framework, it recorded deepened joint advocacy, increased alignment with national priorities, and strengthened human rights-based approach and evidence-based policy advice. We supported important policy changes, like the development of the Social Code, Youth Policy Concept 2023-2027, and the Law on Counter-Trafficking in Persons. The UN has also engaged in a series of platforms dedicated to SDGs and regional cooperation like the SDG Summit in Almaty, the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, and organised visits of the UN Deputy Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly to Kazakhstan.