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Dear fellow citizens of the world, I wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Last New Year, I issued a red alert, and the dangers I mentioned still persist. These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test.

BAKU, 10 December 2018 – To celebrate Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations in Azerbaijan has launched today a three-day exhibition at the Azerbaijani Museum Centre.

BAKU, 5 December 2018 – A celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD) in Azerbaijan has brought together around 200 national volunteers, representatives of United Nations (UN) and government agencies.

BAKU, 11 October 2018 – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) produced a Public Service Announcement (PSA) named “404: Not Found” about gender-based abortion, which is dedicated to the International Day of the Girl Child.


The study, examining the difficulties and opportunities faced by women in the private sector, aims to carry out analyzes that will contribute to the efforts of government agencies, the private sector and civil society in promoting women’s empowerment in the economic field.

A review report on Azerbaijan was released within the framework of Universal Periodic Review Mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council. The document reflects notes and recommendations of 105 delegations on activities carried out and measures taken by Azerbaijan for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, the promotion of dialogue and the sharing […]

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) was conducted in Azerbaijan from April to July 2016 and aimed to understand men’s practices and attitudes to gender equality.

Available only in Azerbaijani, this booklet introduces the Global Agenda 2030 to the reader with the in-depth information on each Sustainable Development Goal. It also presents some simple actions everybody can take to stay on the road to a prosperous planet.

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