The head of the center was appointed Yehenbayeva Gulzhan Sarsembekovna.
The Center for Sustainable Development at the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages was opened in 2020, the purpose of which was to implement 17 interrelated goals developed in 2015 by the UN General Assembly as a "plan to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".
Sustainable development is a set of measures aimed at meeting current human needs while preserving the environment and resources, that is, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainable development is possible with the balance of three main components: economic growth, social responsibility and environmental balance. According to the UN program document "The Agenda for Sustainable Development" of 2015, 17 sustainable development goals are allocated.
At the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, not all goals can be equally feasible, but their popularization among teaching staff and students, their implementation through the organization and implementation of systemic measures at the university and beyond, will improve the quality of life of future generations.
The Center for Sustainable Development is responsible for planning and implementing the SDGs.