On February 2, 2016, the meeting of Vice-minister of MIA RK Vladimir Bozhko with UNICEF CEE Emergency Regional Advisor Robert MCCarthy took place.
During the meeting the issues of cooperation were discussed.
V. Bozhko talked about emergency situations prevention experience study/exchange project implementation.
Robert MCCarthy expressed appreciation for teaching people (especially children) how to behave in emergency situations.
On February 24th, 2016, the meeting of Vice-minister of MIA RK Vladimir Bozhko with Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha took place.
The aim of meeting was to approve the conduction of sudden preparedness checks of CSTO member states’ emergency services.
Parties also discussed issues of further cooperation in the field of technologies and staff training.
On April 20, 2016, the meeting of Vice-minister of MIA RK Yuri Ilyin with Representative of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan Yuri Oksamitniy took place.
During the meeting issues of joint work and prospects of further cooperation were discussed.
Moreover, the importance of international exchange of experience in order to attract and implement new knowledge and techniques was noted.
From May 4 to 7, 2016, in Astrakhan (Russian Federation) the senior officer of the CDD Population and Territory Protection Division K. Turysbayev and head of Emergency Response Division of the Department for Emergency Situations of Atyrau region K. Temirbulatov attended the meeting of experts of competent authorities of the Caspian states for planning International integrated exercise «Caspian 2016».
From May 11 to 12, 2016, in Bishkek, the Deputy Chairman of the CES MIA RK T. Nurmagambetov attended 49 Session of the Executive Council
of Defense and 22 Session of the General Assembly of the International Civil Defense Organization.
A report of the Secretary General for 2015 results was presented to Executive Council at the Session. A number of topical issues were discussed too.
Delegations from 45 countries participated in the event.
From May 31 to June 2, in Brussels (Belgium), the Deputy Chairman of the CES MIA RK T. Nurmagambetov attended the 4th International meeting of coordinators of the European Union Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE).
The aims of the meeting were discussing of current and future activities, participant countries needs assessment, development of national action plans.
From May 30 to June 3, 2016, in Almaty, International courses on the prevention of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents (CBRN) were held. Representatives of emergency services of Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and NATO experts from Czech Republic and Bulgaria participated in the courses.
The courses were aimed at familiarization and study of International educational program of CBRN training, also providing theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of CBRN protection required for implementation the CBRN Training Curriculum within their own states.
On June 14, 2016, tripartite Kazakhstani-Belarusian-Russian seminar organized by the CES MIA RK, entitled «Training the public in Safe Living Basics, emergency response through social networks» has been started in Astana.
The aims of International event are exchanging of experience in the field of Training the public in Safe Living Basics, prevention and response through social networks misleading and provocative information about emergency situations.
The seminar was opened by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Yuriy Ilin. He noted that rescuers actively work in educational institutions, as well as through informational resources on training people how to behave in emergency situations.
Welcoming remarks were made by the heads of delegations of the Ministries for Emergency Situation of Belarus and Russia.
After discussion participants visited Gymnasium № 63 of Astana in order to study the experience of teaching students how to behave in emergencies. Students demonstrated knowledge in the field of prevention and behavior in emergency situations. The school has a specialized cabinet of learning how to behave in emergencies.
Also in Schoolchildren’s Palace participants met with children attending the club «Young rescuer».
During the excursion delegation members got acquainted with the sights of capital.
On June 15 seminar’s participants arrived in Karaganda region. During the visit got acquainted with work of Unified duty and dispatch service, press service, Information analysis division, Technical Services and alert division of the Department for Emergency Situations of Karaganda region.
Excursions across the Miner’s capital, Museum of Victims of Political Repressions in Dolinka village, Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Temirtau were organized for guests.
On June 15 within the framework of the Joint action plan for mutual cooperation participants visited Specialized Fire Station № 63 of Shuchinsk.
Members of the delegation highly appreciated facilities of the Fire Station and level of staff training.
In conclusion of the visit delegates made an entry in the Book of Honorable Guests.
On June 16, 2016, the meeting of the Deputy Chairman of the CES MIA RK Talgat Nurmagambetov and the Head of Political Press and Information Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan Kamen Velichkov took place.
The meeting was organized at the initiative of Mr. Velichkov to discuss the 4th International meeting of coordinators of the European Union Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE) that was held From May 31 to June 2 in Brussels (Belgium).
On June 20, 2016, Vice-minister of MIA RK Yuriy Ilin met with Head of International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Kazakhstan and Central Asia Dejan Keserovic and IOM Focal Point Svetlana Zhassymbekova.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues of mutual cooperation between MIA RK and IOM.
From June 21-22, 2016, in Minsk, First Deputy Chairman of CES MIA RK Colonel of Civil Defense Sabit Bitayev participated in the seminar on Supervision and control activities in the field of fire safety.
From June 23-26, in Moscow, with Deputy Head of Kokshetau Technical Institute of CES MIA RK Colonel of Civil Defense K. Raimbekov attended in the Ceremony, dedicated to the graduation of students of Civil Defense Academy and State Fire Fighting Service Academy of EMERCOM of Russia.
From July 12 to 14, 2016, the 9th of the Kazakhstan and China expert’s working session on analysis and prevention of threats from moraine lakes in the basin of the Khorgos River was held in Astana.
The Kazakhstani delegation was headed by the Deputy Head of the Emergency Prevention Department of CES MIA RK A. Mailebayev; the Chinese delegation by the Deputy Head of the Department of Construction and Management of the Ministry of Water Resources of the PRC Zhang Yanming.
On August 1, 2016, the meeting of the Chairman of the CES MIA RK Vladimir Bekker and the Head of the Regional UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine (UNOCHA) Marcel Vaessen took place.
Marcel Vaessen noted, that number of UN structures is involved in emergency management. In this regard, there is a need to develop an agreement governing relations between public authorities and international organizations in emergencies.
Vladimir Bekker told that CES MIA RK is continuously working to teach people how to behave in emergencies. Considerable attention is given to the development of international cooperation. Today CES MIA RK has 28 international agreements in the field of civil protection. Work is under way to prepare the Combined search and rescue team «KAZEMERCOM» for the International Certification on the methodology of the INSARAG.
The parties discussed the possibilities of the Emergency and Disaster Risk Reduction Centre as a platform for dialogue between state authorities and international organizations.
On September 7th, 2016, the meeting between Direction of the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction and Counsellor of the Japanese Embassy in Kazakhstan Yasumasa Iijima was held.
During the meeting, Director of CESDRR Valery Petrov made a presentation about Center, informed Mr. Iijima of the willingness to develop international cooperation with all interested parties.
At the end of the meeting V. Petrov invited Direction of the Japanese Embassy to the opening ceremony of CESDRR, which will be held on September 14th, 2016, in Almaty.
On September 14, 2016, in Almaty, the official opening ceremony of the Center of Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction took place. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yuriy Ilin, State Secretary of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan Taalaibek Temiraliyev, representatives of diplomatic missions, international organizations, scientific institutions participated in the event.
The Center was established on May 17, 2013, by the Agreement between the Governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, ratified by the Parliament of Kazakhstan in April 2014 and Kyrgyzstan in July 2015.
From September 21 to 23, 2016, in Astrakhan, CES MIA RK delegation headed by Deputy Chairman M. Kuldikov participated in International Integrated Exercises «Caspian-2016».
On September 23, 2016, the 4th meeting of Joint Board of the MES of Belarus, MIA of Kazakhstan, EMERCOM of Russia took place in Mogilev. The Kazakhstani delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Ilin.
On October 10, 2016, in Brussels (Belgium), Deputy Chairman of CES MIA RK Talgat Nurmagambetov and Senior Officer of the Civil Defense Department of
CES MIA RK Rizabek Kabylbekov attended the meeting of NATO Civil Emergency Planning Committee.
From November 16 to 17, 2016, the 29th session of the Commonwealth of Independent States Interstate Council for natural and man-caused emergency situations was held in Moscow.
The Chairman of CES MIA RK colonel V. Bekker and the chief of the International Cooperation Department of CES MIA RK A. Grigoryan attended the session.
From November 22 to 23, 2016, in Saint Petersburg, the meeting of the Expert-Advisory Board of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization took place.
The chief of the Law Department of CES MIA RK S. Zhumatov attended the session.
On November 30, 2016, in Bishkek, the second meeting of the United Scientific Technical Council of Rescue Agencies of the Eurasian Economic Union member states took place.
On December 9, 2016, in Astana, 5th Regional Technical Group Meeting on Disaster Management Confidence Building Measures under Heart of Asia Initiative (Istanbul Process) was held.
From November 22 to 23, 2016, in Tonsberg (Norway), Deputy Chief of the Civil Defense Department of CES MIA RK A. Yertayev attended the Workshop for Directors and Experts of CBRN Regional Training Centers.