ISTC and KAZGUU invite International Experts as Guest Speakers on the Role of Academia in Trade Control and CBRN Non-proliferation
Dr Jean Pascal Zanders, an internationally renowned expert on armament and disarmament, covering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, talked at the KAZGUU in Astana about the role of academia in spreading the culture on non-proliferation.
On 21 May 2018, member of the ISTC Secretariat Kamen Velichkov, Senior Programme Manager and Diplomatic Advisor, and Kalamkas Shampiyeva, Project Proposal/Project Agreement Officer, held a working meeting at the ISTC Main Office with Mr. Krister Liljegren, Area Manager, Environics Oy, Finland, a European company specialized in radiation detection equipment.
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation recently published the first publication under the VCDNP's European Non-Proliferation and Security Initiative (ENSI) – the article Promoting a Scientist’s Duty of Care 4.0 by Adriaan van der Meer.
ISTC representatives took part in the Europe Day reception, organized by the EU Delegation in Astana
ISTC PARTICIPATES IN AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON KAZAKHSTAN’S CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
On 26 April 2018, on invitation by the Association for Political Science (APS), ISTC took part in an International Round Table: "Kazakhstan's Chairmanship of the UN Security Council: New Opportunities on a Global Scale", convened at the ‘Best Western’ hotel in Astana.
The newly appointed Uzbek Ambassador Saidikram Niyazkhodzhaev visits ISTC Main Office to examine possibilities for cooperation
On 5 April 2018 the newly appointed Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan, H.E. Mr. Saidikram Niyazhodjaev visited the ISTC Main Office in Astana at the invitation of Executive Director David Cleave.
On 3 April 2018 ISTC Executive Director David Cleave met with Mr. Talgat Narikbayev, the Rector of KAZGUU University, and members of the leadership and the faculty of the University. The interlocutors discussed the joint organization of a discussion at the Academic Diplomatic Club, related to the ISTC – implemented projects in the field of nuclear safety and nonproliferation.
ISTC is pleased to announce the call for its 2018 Doctoral Research Grant in Economy, Law or Political Sciences. The research topic shall be related to developments and trends of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons nonproliferation; strategic trade control or national and international trade control systems.
P 60 kicks-off activities for the current year, gathers national experts for training in Addis Ababa
February 28, 2018. Thirty-two national representatives from the P 60 participating countries gathered for a technical meeting and a training in Addis Ababa last week.
ISTC CONCLUDES MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION WITH THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR REGULATOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
On 22 February 2018, ISTC Executive Director Mr. David Cleave and Dr. Bismark Tyobeka, Chief Executive Officer of the RSA National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), signed a Memorandum of cooperation between their two respective organizations.
This week, a leaked report by U.N. experts provided strong indications that North Korea has been illegally providing components and expertise to support Syria’s chemical weapons program. This is not the first time that U.N. experts have made similar allegations.
Please be aware that the next deadline for Project Proposals submission is March 15th, 2018
On 16 February 2018, in Almaty, the Nuclear Technology Safety Center (NTSC)of Kazakhstan celebrated its twentieth anniversary.
ISTC PARTICIPATES IN A REGIONAL CONFERENCE "25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION-CENTRAL ASIA RELATIONS: FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE"
On 22 and 23 February 2018, in Astana, more than 150 delegates gathered for an international conference in Astana organized by the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan to mark the 25th anniversary of EU-Central Asia cooperation.
ISTC and the Almaty-based Center for Emergency Situations and Risk Reduction conclude a Memorandum of Cooperation
For a variety of reasons, the International Science and Technology Center in Astana and the intergovernmental regional organization Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) established and maintain relations and seek to build mutually useful and efficient partnership.
ISTC meets with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction
On the 8th of February 2018 ISTC Secretariat staff members met with the representatives of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) to discuss potential cooperation.
At the meeting of ISTC and MID discuss the progress made and the prospects for the successful cooperation on the implementation of the EU – funded Project CBRN Export Control on Dual Use Materials and Technologies in Central Asia
Meeting of ISTC ED David Cleave with Mr. Kanat Baitov, Vice Chairman, Industrial Development and Industrial Safety Committee (IDISC), Ministry of Investment and Development (MID), on the cooperation for the implementation of the EU – funded Project Export Control on Dual Use Materials and Technologies in Central Asia
ISTC Deputy Executive Director Aidyn Turebayev and Kamen Velichkov, SPM and DA, attended on behalf of the Center the Conference "The Role of Think Tanks in Kazakhstan"
ISTC's Executive Director meets with the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Levon Mkrtchyan
The main objective of the meeting was to update the Minister on ISTC's activities in the region and on ISTC's new outreach and activities strategy after the ISTC Agreement has now been ratified by all ISTC member Countries and now enters into force.
ISTC's Executive Director David Cleave met with the Chairman of the State Committee of Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, Professor Samvel Haroutiunian in order to sign the ISTC's new Branch Office Agreement on Tuesday 16th January 2018.