The parties discussed plans to hold the first national course on gender aspects on the basis of the Peacekeeping Training Center. During the meeting, the program of the course, the timing of its implementation and organizational issues were discussed in detail.
The head of the Center, Colonel Bauyrzhan Nigmetullin, thanked the guests and expressed confidence that the course on gender aspects would for sure increase the interest of international partners and in the future may become the hallmark of the Kazakhstan center.
Gender equality issues are an urgent and integral part of UN peacekeeping in general, and the process of training national contingents in particular. The Republic of Kazakhstan, taking into account global trends, regularly sends female military personnel to participate in peacekeeping missions.
Recall that in 2018, Kazakhstan for the first time sent a female officer as a UN military observer to the Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. It was Major Sholpan Tauishova. In February 2019, Captain Aizhan Zhasuzakova was sent to the same mission, followed by Captain Rimma Shakeeva. Colonel Dilya Akhmetova was sent to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon as a staff officer.