The Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the central executive body of the Republic of Kazakhstan, carrying out leadership in the areas of formation and implementation of state policy, coordination of management processes in the fields of environmental protection, development of the "green economy", waste management (excluding municipal, medical and radioactive waste), protection, control and supervision of the rational use of natural resources, state geological study of the subsoil, reproduction of the mineral resource base, use and protection of the water fund, water supply, sanitation, forestry, conservation, reproduction and use of the animal world and specially protected natural territories (hereinafter referred to as regulated areas).
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was established in 1947 by ECOSOC. This is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. The main objective of the UNECE is to promote pan-European economic integration. The UNECE includes 56 Member States in Europe, North America and Asia.