Kazakhstan needs to improve life expectancy - UNDP

As part of the development of human capital Kazakhstan needs to improve life expectancy of its citizens, representative of UNDP Human Development Report Office Amie Gaye stated during the presentation of the 2013 Human Development Report "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

"Kazakhstan has problems in the field of development of human capital and one of them is the life expectancy and birth rate", the UNDP representative said.

She noted that in terms of human development, Kazakhstan has shown good results over the past 10 years, being on the 17th place among 122 countries.

Also, according to UN experts, according to the level of income and education Kazakhstan is ahead of other countries.

"The majority of 25-year-old Kazakh citizens have completed secondary education. Compared to many developed countries this is a very high level," Ami Gaye added.