Special Representative on Sustainable Development Goals

ed139ce300004573808cbd7f80ef5401Askar Shakirov (Kazakhstan) was appointed the OSCE PA’s Special Representative on Sustainable Development Goals in August 2021. Tasked with promoting the Assembly’s engagement on issues related to achieving the UN’s SDGs and Agenda 2030, Shakirov reports to the President and Standing Committee.

Shakirov is also OSCE PA Vice-President and serves as Deputy Chair of the Senate of Kazakhstan.
He was previously Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of India (1998-2004) and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2004-2006).

Since September 2007 he has served as Human Rights Commissioner in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Shakirov is Deputy Head of the Delegation of Kazakhstan to the OSCE PA.

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