The program of the Security Council for January 2017 was approved. The Kazakh delegation was represented by Chargé d'Affaires of the Republic of Kazakhstan Barlybay Sadykov.
On the same day, a traditional working meeting of heads of delegations of Security Council members - Bolivia, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Senegal, the United States, Ukraine, Uruguay, France, Sweden, and Japan was held. The event was held in the Kingdom of Sweden Mission, chaired by Permanent Representative of that country Olaf Skoog, the head of the Security Council in January 2017.
B. Sadykov voiced priority issues for Kazakhstan in the work, such as preventive diplomacy and confidence-building measures, non-proliferation, conflict resolution and combating international terrorism. He noted that the initiative of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to convene the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia was successfully put into practice and the Dialogue Forum makes a significant contribution to the strengthening of security on the Asian continent. Stressing the urgency of the Manifesto "The World. The XXI Century", the Kazakh representative drew attention to the importance of joint efforts to create a world without nuclear weapons, war and conflict in 2045.
The ministry noted that on January 4 closed-door consultations on the situation in Syria, the Council (status of chemical weapons in the country) and Iraq (humanitarian aspect) will be held.
One of the main events of the month will be the UN Security Council debates a high level on "Conflict prevention and peace" on January 10. It will be attended by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and a number of foreign ministers of member states of the Security Council, including Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
On January 17, the open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question will be held at the level of Permanent Representatives.
In accordance with the decision of the Security Council, it is planned to discuss the situation in the following countries and regions and closed consultations in the first month of the year: Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic (CAR), Sudan (including Darfur and Abyei) and southern Sudan, West Africa and the Sahel, Mali, Chad, Somalia, Cyprus, Colombia, as well as issues of implementation of resolution 2231 on the Iranian nuclear program.
Under the chairmanship of Kazakhstan will be held the meeting of the UN Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea, and fight terrorist groups will be held.
In January, it is also expected to adopt the Plan of the Security Council resolutions on the situation in Cyprus and the Central African Republic in the case of reaching a consensus among Security Council members on the situation of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.