UNDP, SOCAR, BP support tree-planting to fight climate change in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 17 September 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme and Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company SOCAR teamed up with BP in support of a tree-planting campaign to combat climate change and reduce the environmental footprint of industrial sectors of economy, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit next week. Launched by SOCAR, the tree-planting campaign aims to plant 30,000 trees on 25 hectares of land plot, which will now become a new forested area in Garadagh, one of the least forested and heavily industrialised districts of Baku. Continue reading “UNDP, SOCAR, BP support tree-planting to fight climate change in Azerbaijan”

UNHCR supports refugee students to acquire tertiary education in Azerbaijan with German funds

BAKU, 13 September 2019 – Today, the UNHCR Country Representative in Azerbaijan Guido Ambroso and the German Ambassador Wolfgang Manig met with nine refugee students who have recently been selected to accept scholarships covering their expenses for higher education under the DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative) programme of UNHCR which is funded by the Federal Government of Germany. Continue reading “UNHCR supports refugee students to acquire tertiary education in Azerbaijan with German funds”

Scientists call for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades

NEW YORK, 12 SEPTEMBER – Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to number eight and a half billion by 2030—is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental—and urgent—change in the relationship between people and nature, and a significant reduction in social and gender inequalities between and inside countries, according to a new United Nations report by an independent group of scientists to be launched at the 2019 SDG Summit, but made available today. Continue reading “Scientists call for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades”

“Idea to Business” Innovation Camp kicks off in Shamakhi to connect aspiring startups and top innovators

SHAMAKHI, 1 September 2019 – The second Innovation Camp (InnoCamp) organized jointly by the UN Development Programme and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies ends today opening new possibilities for business-minded youth and innovators to join forces in solving social, environmental and economic challenges through innovations and startups.   Continue reading ““Idea to Business” Innovation Camp kicks off in Shamakhi to connect aspiring startups and top innovators”

FAO works towards consolidating fragmented land in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 30 August 2019 – FAO held the final workshop on the results of a three-year technical assistance project on land consolidation. The event brought together participants from the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Committee on Property Issues, the Azerbaijan Amelioration and Water Management Open Joint- Stock Company, local authorities and farmers. Continue reading “FAO works towards consolidating fragmented land in Azerbaijan”

Young climate champion from Azerbaijan awarded ‘Green Ticket’ to attend first ever UN Youth Climate Summit

NEW YORK, 22 August 2019 — The United Nations announced that 100 outstanding young climate champions chosen from around the world will receive support to participate in the UN Youth Climate Summit on Saturday, 21 September at the UN Headquarters in New York. Continue reading “Young climate champion from Azerbaijan awarded ‘Green Ticket’ to attend first ever UN Youth Climate Summit”

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