Yerzhan Kh. Kazykhanov


Personal:

Born: August 21, 1964, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Married: 1991 to Danara M. Kazykhanova
Children: Daughter and son


Education:

1987 Master's Degree in Oriental history and Arabic Language, Saint-Petersburg State University
1991 Advanced Diplomatic Training Courses, Moscow Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of the Russian Federation
1992 Diplomatic courses in Foreign Service Training Institute, Delhi, India
1993 Diplomatic Training in Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., USA


Present Position:

Since June 2003 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations


Previous professional experience:

2004-2005 Vice President of the 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly
2000-2003 Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan
Secretary-General of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO
1995-2000 Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in charge of political issues
Representative of Kazakhstan to the First Committee (international security and disarmament) of the United Nations General Assembly
Delegate of Kazakhstan to the 1995, 2000, 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Delegate of Kazakhstan to the Second Committee (economic issues) of the United Nations General Assembly, to the Economic and Social Council, Commission on Social Development and to UNDP and UNICEF Executive Boards
1993-1995 Chief of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan
1989-1993 Second, First Secretary of the Department of Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan


Participation in major international conferences, sessions and meetings

1995 World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, Denmark
1997 Nineteenth Special Session of the General Assembly to Review and Appraise the Implementation of Agenda 21, New York
1998 Twentieth Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on World Drug Problem, New York
1999 Twenty First Special session of the UN General Assembly on the International Conference on Population and Development, New York
2000 Millennium Summit, New York
2001 United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, New York
Thirty first session of UNESCO General Conference, Paris, France
2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa
2003 International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2004 Eleventh United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005 World Summit