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The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK)

New access to an important public resource in Kazakhstan has been added to the PMWL

Resource provided by Yerbol Jangabulov

7 February 2019 – Almaty, Kazakhstan – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to public resources. The new resource is titled “The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK)”.

The Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, established on March 1, 1995 at the initiative of the First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, is a fundamental element of the political system of Kazakhstan, which holds together the interests of all ethnic groups, ensures the strict observance of the rights and freedoms of citizens, regardless of their nationality. The activities of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan are aimed at implementing the state national policy, ensuring socio-political stability and improving the efficiency of interaction between state and civil society institutions in the sphere of interethnic relations in the country.

The highest authority of the Assembly is the session, which is chaired by the President of the country. All its decisions are mandatory for consideration by government agencies and civil society institutions. The Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan is a constitutional body. One of the main features of the Assembly is the representation of the interests of ethnic groups in the Parliament of the country, as a guaranteed representation. The Assembly elects 9 deputies of the Mazhilis of Parliament. Deputies elected by the Assembly represent its interests as a set of interests of all ethnic groups of the country.

The structure of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan includes: Scientific Expert Council of the APK, Club of Journalists and Experts on Inter-Ethnic Relations, Public fund, Methodical Center for Innovative Technologies for Teaching Languages ​​"Tіldaryn", Association of Entrepreneurs. There are 88 schools in which schooling is fully conducted in the Uzbek, Tajik, Uygur and Ukrainian languages. In 108 schools, the languages ​​of 22 ethnic groups of Kazakhstan are studied as an independent subject. 195 specialized linguistic centers have been opened, where children and adults can learn the languages ​​of 30 ethnic groups.

The Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan contributes to the growth of the international authority of Kazakhstan as a country, effectively solving the problem of interethnic relations. The Assembly’s contribution was highly appreciated by the seventh United Nation Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who described it as an example of inter-ethnic harmony, stable, sustainable development for other nations of the world. Also speaking highly of the Kazakh people was Pope John Paul II, who visited Republic Kazakhstan.

To access this new resource, go to the Public P/PM Resources section of the library at, click on “Kazakhstan”, scroll down. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here