Empowering People, Uniting Nations: Building a Better World Together

June 2025Astana, Kazakhstan

About-the-AIF
About the AIF

As the international community moves towards an era of growing polarization and geopolitical division, Kazakhstan is launching a new platform for dialogue - the Astana International Forum - in order to unite efforts to address key global challenges.

The forum will serve as a platform for high-level delegates from foreign governments, international organizations, businesses, and academic circles to engage in dialogue and seek solutions to problems such as climate change, food shortages, and energy security.

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Kazakhstan cancels 2024 Astana International Forum in response to massive floods

Kazakhstan cancels 2024 Astana International Forum in response to massive floods

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President Tokayev Cancels 2024 Astana International Forum Amidst Massive Floods

President Tokayev Cancels 2024 Astana International Forum Amidst Massive Floods

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Astana International Forum and Boao Asian Forum signed a memorandum of cooperation

Astana International Forum and Boao Asian Forum signed a memorandum of cooperation

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In China, Kazakh President highlights Asia’s leading economic role

In China, Kazakh President highlights Asia’s leading economic role

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Harnessing the power of AI with a distinctively Kazakh touch

Harnessing the power of AI with a distinctively Kazakh touch

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A new era of Gulf-Central Asian cooperation

A new era of Gulf-Central Asian cooperation

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Kazakhstan’s Balancing Act with Russia, China, and the West

Kazakhstan’s Balancing Act with Russia, China, and the West

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Kazakhstan’s Emergence as a Middle Power: Implications for Western Relations

Kazakhstan’s Emergence as a Middle Power: Implications for Western Relations

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India and Central Asia connecting for mutual benefit

India and Central Asia connecting for mutual benefit

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Forum topics

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Foreign policy & International security

Foreign policy & International security

Rebuilding Tomorrow: Diplomacy in the Aftermath of Conflict

Economic Chess: Navigating Geoeconomics, Supply Chains, and Trade Barriers

Beyond Boundaries: Toward Global Nuclear Disarmament and Arms Control

Mind the Gap: AI, Disinformation, and the Battle Against Polarization

Middle Powers: Charting a Third Way in International Affairs

Parliamentary Diplomacy Unleashed: A Discussion on its Merits

Summit 2024: Decoding Critical Choices Shaping Our Future

Foreign policy & International security
International development and sustainability

International development and sustainability

Global Mobility: The Complex Challenges of Migration

Grain Drain: Tackling Food Insecurity Amid Global Shocks

Converging with OECD standards for a more Inclusive, Innovative and Dynamic Economy

Advancing Towards 2030: Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals

Central Asia United: Regional Cooperation for a Shared Future

Learning Reloaded: The Future of Education

The OECD's Global Role: Working with Members and Partners for Sustainable, Shared Prosperity

International development and sustainability
Energy & Climate change

Energy & Climate change

Renewables Rising: Towards a Net Zero Energy Landscape

Energy Shifts: Navigating Insecurity and the Just Transition

Critical Resources: Navigating Raw Materials in Demand

Nuclear Dynamics: Energy, Safety, and Civil Applications

ESG Imperative: Shaping the Future of Responsible Mining

Hydrogen Power: Green Energy Systems for a Sustainable Future

Liquid Assets: Addressing the Global Challenge of Water Insecurity

Energy & Climate change
Economy & Finance

Economy & Finance

Preparing for the Future: Industrialization in the Age of AI

Tomorrow’s Workplace: Navigating the Future of Work & the Creative Economy

Connecting Horizons: New Supply Chains and Global Connectivity

Investment Frontiers: Capital Flows in Emerging Markets

Promoting Growth: Innovation & Intellectual Property

Urban Development: Smart Cities & Sustainability

Empowering Change: Women and Global Economic Growth

Economy & Finance

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