The civil war in Syria has created one of the largest migration influxes since WWII where 11 million Syrians left their homes in order to escape from the conflict between the regime and opposition forces. During the last six years, 6.6 million Syrians have settled in different parts of Syria, while 4.95 million have migrated to the neighboring countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq.
The 6th parliamentary elections were held in Armenia on April 2, 2017. According to the unofficial results announced by the Armenian Central Election Commission, 60.86% (namely 1,575,382) of the 2,588,590 registered voters participated in the elections and the Republican Party of Armenia won with 49.17% (771,247) of total votes.
The National Management Holding Baiterek (Baiterek) was founded in accordance with the Decree of President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, dated 22 May 2013 “On some measures to optimize the management system of development institutions, financial organizations and development of the national economy”
The creation of the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in 2011 and its subsequent transformation to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) with accession of Kyrgyzstan and Armenia in 2015 was one of the major integrational events in Eurasia. Unlike other economic integrations, the current members of the EEU once were parts of a single state.
During 25 years of its independence, Kazakhstan has been pursuing balanced and pragmatic multi-vectored foreign policy. Due to the country’s proactive participation in global nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament efforts, Kazakhstan has earned a reputation of a responsible partner in the issues of regional and international security.
Kazakh society has come to understand that the development of culture or cultural potential is one of the key priorities of the development of countries in the world. Therefore, the presence of an effectively functioning infrastructure of cultural institutions and mechanisms to ensure the preservation and enrichment of the national cultural heritage and cultural values is becoming a necessity.
The high-level United Nations (UN) Conference to Support the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 14: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, shortly called Ocean Conference, is to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York on June 5-9, 2017. In this light, two-day long hearings of the Inter-Parliamentary Union chaired by H.E. Mr.
Between 5-15 March 2017, the annual session of China’s National People's Congress (NPC), which is the highest state institution and legislative body of the People's Republic of China (PRC), took place in China’s capital, Beijing. The 1st session of the NPC was convened in 1954. The tenure of the general assembly of the NPC is a five years term, and it is held once a year in March. The current 12th NPC was elected in January 2013.
Wind energy is one of the most developed and investment-attractive types of renewable energy sources (RES) in the world. The economic potential of RES in Russia amounts to 2,225 thousand GWh annually, while the technical potential, which is a part of the total potential that can be efficiently utilized, is at 37,366 thousand GWh annually. The RES potential of the country is mainly met by the technical potential of wind and solar energies.
Nowadays, Russia is strongly interested in developing its continental shelves in order to enlarge the oil and gas potential of the country. As one of the major hydrocarbon exporters in the world, Russia is in search for a viable alternative to replace its aging Western Siberian fields, which are experiencing a gradual unavoidable decline in production.