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Welcome to World Affairs - The Journal of International Issues

World Affairs, is a leading journal, printed and published in India. The journal seeks to provide the much needed Asian and the developing world's perspective on issues of global significance. It stimulates interaction and debate between developed and developing nations.

The journal addresses a wide range of readers and reaches out to world leaders, politicians, industrialists, academics, students, and the general public while focusing on the changing socio-politico-economic situation and equations in the world today.

THE ASTANA ECONOMIC FORUM

In June of 2007 at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in Russia, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed the idea of a Eurasian Club of Scientists. The initiative was realized when the Astana-based Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists. Association, or EECSA, was established in 2008. It brought together economists, other academics, economic policy-makers, policy-implementers and representatives of civil society and international organizations to address issues of economic development. Another objective was to promote progress in Eurasia and the world. EECSA's members include renowned economists and other academics, politicians, government officials, and business leaders from more than 100 countries.

The Astana Economic Forum has become ECCSA’s main platform for dialogue on global economic problems and solutions.

The association’s main goal is to foster a comprehensive exchange of ideas, experience and knowledge about the global economic situation. Another goal is to promote economic-related research and to attract overseas investors to Kazakhstan. Moreover, EECSA also seeks to involve those interested in bringing innovation to Kazakhstan and to help facilitate economic and social projects in the country. Another aim of Association is early detection of impending financial and economic shocks. Still another is to draft recommendations for improving the international economic situation for leaders of the Group of 20 nations.

Venue of the VII Astana Economic Forum and the II World Anti-crisis Conference (May 21-23, 2014) - «Palace of Independence» and «Palace of Peace and Reconciliation», located at the new administrative center on the left bank of the Kazakhstan’s capital.

Astana – the heart of the state, the dream and the goal of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Astana has become the pride of the new Kazakhstan, a symbol of the approval of the national idea and reunification. Kazakhstan’s future is inextricably linked to the future of Astana, which until recently was seen as a "new capital", and now an integral part of the new image of Kazakhstan, a country aspiring to the XXI century. Our capital is now located in the center of the Eurasian continent, it surprises everyone with swift and powerful pace of construction, with unique beauty. Despite the fact that Astana is the world’s second coldest capital of the world, the average temperature in May is 20-27C higher than zero, this city can be considered as one of the most hospitable.

Registration for VII Astana Economic Forum and II World Anti-Crisis Conference is already open.

Every year Astana Economic Forum gathers over 7 000 delegates from 150 countries. The registration to the VII Astana Economic Forum is open now and as of today, over 320 high rank speakers have confirmed their attendance, including 7 deputy Prime Ministers, 60 Ministers and chairmen of Central Banks, 15 former heads of states and governments, as well as 14 Nobel Prize laureates, 50 leaders of international organizations and over 50 heads of research organizations.

One of the most significant events during the VII Astana Economic Forum is going to be the II World Anti-Crisis Conference – a major international event held in the year of 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Agreement and aimed at the development and adoption of the World Anti-Crisis Plan for UN member countries.

We invite you to see the program of the VII Astana Economic Forum and the II World Anti-Crisis Conference and register to the forum on our website astanaforum.org

PRESS RELEASE

VII Astana Economic Forum –Kazakhstan’s Sustainable Energy Strategy for International Peer Review

Astana, Kazakhstan, March 2014 – The 7th high-level panel discussion on Kazakhstan’s sustainable energy strategy during the conference in May, preceded by online discussions between experts, the organisers announced.

Heads of government agencies, international authorities and leading national scientists in the field of energy and green technologies are expected to attend these events.

The panel session on 22 May 2014 is being organized by the Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ‘Parasat’ National Science and Technology Holding.

The discussions will focus on the document entitled “Sustainable Energy Strategy for the Future of Kazakhstan up to 2050”, which was drawn up by scientists from Kazakhstan, Russia, United States and Canada.

Building on the initiatives launched by Kazakhstan’s Head of State, Nursultan Nazarbayev, on Global Energy Strategy and EXPO-2017, supported by the international community, their goal was to develop a programme for achieving the “Kazakhstan-2050” objectives on sustainable energy.

The concept of the Strategy was presented and discussed in the framework of the VI Astana Economic Forum last year. The Strategy developers then held a series of meetings with the staff of the UN Secretariat and the UN Secretary General's office in order to consider the Strategy.

The result of these discussions was the approval of Kazakhstan’s decision to develop a National Energy Strategy. Representatives of the UN Secretariat noted that the developing strategy is “fully consistent with the spirit and letter of the Rio+20 outcome document ‘The future we want’, and the goals of the UN initiative Sustainable Energy for All up to 2030 (universal access to modern energy services, doubling the share of renewable energy, doubling energy efficiency).

In advance of the main panel discussion, the online conferences will feature certain key speakers (details attached).

Contact details:

EECSA Media Coordinator
Dodesheva Aigerim:
Tel.: +7 (7172) 70 18 12
e-mail: a.dodesheva@astanaforum.org

Media agency «Success K»
Media-Coordinator:
Assel Mansurova
E-mail: a.mansurova@media-agency.kz
+7 (7172) 24 14 30
www.media-agency.kz