NU GSPP Seminar with Dr. Michaela Friberg-Storey “UN role in supporting Kazakhstan development priorities”


The 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. During the past three decades, the United Nations in Kazakhstan has supported the Government’s efforts to prepare and implement a large number of strategies, programmes, and legislation with focus on macro-economic reforms, socio-economic development, gender equality, health, and climate change. The successful history of the United Nations work in Kazakhstan is embedded in the history of Kazakhstan’s successful development. With just under ten years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders have called for a Decade of Action. With Kazakhstan’s role and development priorities changing, the work of the United System in Kazakhstan has too evolved.  



Ms. Friberg-Storey brings over 20 years of experience working with peace, security and development to this position.  Most recently, she has worked on strategic leadership of humanitarian operations and diplomacy for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement through the Swedish Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). She also served as Head of the Security Sector Reform Division of the Agency for Peace, Security and Development (FBA) of the Swedish Government and worked at the Security Policy Department of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.  Under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Ms. Friberg-Storey also headed the Election Field Operations of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), held the position of Director of European Union Integration Office, and served for the United Nations Special Envoy for Kosovo. Ms. Friberg-Storey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stockholm University and completed a post-graduate degree on master’s level in Humanitarian Assistance at Uppsala University.



  • September 20, 2022, 12:15 (Nur-Sultan time)
  • Register here
  • Nazarbayev University, Block C3, room 1010