UNNGO PeaceeverTV According to the ISTC news reprint report : 16 Feburary 2022, the ISTC Executive Director David Cleave and Deputy Executive Director Aidyn Turebaev met with Nomma Zarubina, an NGO Representative to the United Nations (ECOSOC) and Ramil Valeyev from the Kazakh Assembly of People to get acquainted with ISTC on the scientific exchange, ISTC's significant projects, and working, scientific opportunities in Nur-Sultan and possible future cooperation.
Ms Zarubina advised her interest in developing a socially-oriented direction, promoting the Green Association and the sustainable development goals (SDG's) in Central Asia, along with where ISTC could possibly help in this direction. The ISTC Executive Director made a presentation of ISTC's work, history and areas of scientific interests currently being implemented by the ISTC Country Parties through ISTC. Mr Ramil Valeyev invited ISTC to participate in a Roundtable Meeting being organised in March or April, by the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Nur-Sultan. The two parties agreed to continue communication as to future possible collaboration
The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was established in Moscow by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation program coordinating the efforts of numerous governments, international organizations, and private sector industries, providing former weapons scientists (FWS) from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Georgia with new opportunities for sustainable, peaceful employment. In 2015 The ISTC agreement was renewed, with an updated mission of supporting activities that address the global security threat of the proliferation of WMD-applicable chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) knowledge and materials, worldwide. ISTC activities fall in two broad categories: (research) projects, which engages experts in the development of new science and technology (S&T), and Supplemental Programs, which include workshops and other events to address non-proliferation issues and to integrate experts in the global S&T and industrial communities; training. In the 25 years ISTC has been active with over 76,000 experts in more than 800 research institutes spread across CIS and Georgia whom have been engaged in ISTC projects and activities.