The UN Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea by Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. This historic document demonstrates the importance of regional cooperation, which is vital for maintaining international peace and security.
The Secretary-General believes the Convention should prove invaluable in regulating a wide range of longstanding issues among the Caspian Sea littoral states and is a significant step in the easing of regional tensions.
The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to congratulate the five signatory countries on this landmark achievement of regional cooperation and multilateralism.
GUSAR, Azerbaijan, 30 July 2018 – the United Nations’ Migration Agency – International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Main Department on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic organised a conference in Gusar to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
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Viral hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. They are root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1.34 million deaths every year.
Hepatitis B and C are chronic infections that may not show symptoms for a long period, sometimes years or decades.
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BAKU, 2 July 2018 – A three-day conference on nationalisation and prioritisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Azerbaijan has brought together some 150 government officials, representatives of the United Nations (UN) agencies, civil society, youth organisations and the media.
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BAKU, 10 June 2018 – Some 300 youth activists, representatives of UN agencies in Azerbaijan, civil society and private sector collected about five tons of plastic and other types of waste during the beach clean-up campaign conducted on the shores of the Buzovna beach in capital Baku.
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When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world.
A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world in which wars were stopped before they broke out.
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BAKU, 14 April 2018 – Some 20 representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Azerbaijan and 10 female players from Azerbaijani national football team (U19) have played today a friendly football match to support gender equality in the country.
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GENEVA, 7 April 2018 – On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70
th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. Continue reading “WHO at 70 – working for better health for everyone, everywhere”
BAKU, 19 March 2017 – The UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai congratulated people of Azerbaijan on International Day of Nowruz. We are pleased to share with you his video message:
BAKU, 25 January 2018 – The United Nations (UN) Office and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Azerbaijan have organised a Holocaust Week from 23 to 27 January 2018 to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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