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- International forum of young journalists started AstanaInternational forum of young journalists organized by youth wing of Zhas Otan of the National Democratic Party Nur Otan began its work in Astana, the agency reports.
- Turkmenistan introduces passports with biometric dataTurkmenistan introduces passports with biometric data for exit and entrance of the country by Turkmen citizens, the agency reports referring to Turkmen state news agency (TDH).
- Steppes and lakes Saryarka in the north of Kazakhstan entered UNESCO World Heritage ListThe Committee of World Heritage during the 32nd session made a decision on entering of 13 new objects into UNESCO World Heritage List. Among them - Saryarka - steppes and lakes of Northern Kazakhstan," the agency reports referring to the UN News Center.
- Cost of inactivity in regards to food crisis in world to be high - Ban Ki MoonThe UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called upon the international community to unite efforts on maintenance of food safety in the world, having warned that cost of inactivity will be very high. The tendency of increase of price of food stuffs and fuel has had the most negative influence on the poorest layers of the population, especially in Africa. The UN Secretary General said on Tuesday in Japan addressing the students of University of Hokkaido in Sapporo, the agency reports referring to the UN News Center.
- Three UN system establishments called upon G8 leaders to increase investments into agricultureThree establishments of the UN system called upon G8 leaders to increase investments for development of agriculture that will promote resolution of food crisis and reduction of number of starving on the planet, the agency reports referring to the UN News Center.