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”
SHAMAKHY, Azerbaijan, 5 August 2019 – UNFPA conludes a five-day summer camp for youth called “For a better future built on equal opportunities”, funded by the European Union and supported by Azerbaijan Youth Foundation in Shamakhy. Continue reading “UNFPA organises summer camp to address gender-biased sex selection”
BAKU, 1 August 2019 – WHO Country Office in Azerbaijan organised a roundtable discussion on the outcomes of a four-day WHO mission, which aimed to support the government of Azerbaijan in their health transformation efforts. The mission experts looked specifically at the future of the primary health care system in order to modernize and strengthen it. Continue reading “WHO supports Azerbaijan in transforming its health system”
BAKU, 31 July 2019 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) of Azerbaijan organised a multi-stakeholder event to present a draft country programme document for further engagement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Continue reading “UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan discuss ways to engage with the Green Climate fund to achieve national climate goals”
BAKU, 18 July 2019 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly with the State Agency for Agricultural Credits and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture organised a stakeholder consultation meeting on the development of the sheep breeding sector. Continue reading “FAO held a stakeholder consultation meeting on the development of the sheep breeding sector”
BAKU, 17 July 2019 – Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launches today a new project in Azerbaijan on the improvement of national capacity to conduct disease surveillance including veterinary diagnostics. The project aims to improve the national capacity in Azerbaijan for early detection, diagnosis, and response to important endemic and exotic transboundary animal diseases.
The main government counterparts of the project are Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency, National Reference Laboratory, Regional Testing Laboratories, and Agrarian Services Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture.
The head of FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan, Ms Melek Cakmak, chairperson of Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency Mr. Qoshgar Tahmazli, as well as representatives of the Agriculture Ministry, relevant international and national organisations, and technical and operational staff from FAO regional office for Europe and Central Asia take part in the event.
The project will overall contribute to improving animal and public health, food safety and agricultural competitiveness in the country. The staff of National Reference Laboratory and six Regional Testing Laboratories, as well as private and public veterinarians will be trained by internationally and locally recruited consultants on sampling collection and shipment, risk-based surveillance and outbreak investigation.
GANJA, Azerbaijan, 10 July 2019 – The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
opened their first industrial workshop in Ganja today, as part of the EU-funded project to support the
establishment of the Regional Industrial Vocational Education and Training (VET) Competence Centre in
Ganja. Continue reading “EU, UNDP open new industrial workshop at Vocational Education and Training School in Ganja”
BAKU, 2 July 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme and the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan launched a National Information Portal on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) today recognising the crucial importance of strengthening the statistical capacity in the country. Continue reading “New SDG portal to strengthen national data systems in Azerbaijan”
BAKU, 24 June 2019 – The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population (MLSPP), State Employment Service of Azerbaijan (SES) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) would like to announce the start of the Self-Employment Programme for Persons with Disabilities.
The Self-Employment Programme is part of the Creating Inclusive and Decent Jobs for Socially Vulnerable Groups Project implemented by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, State Employment Service of Azerbaijan and supported by the UNDP.
What is the goal of the programme?
The aim is to support 500 unemployed persons with disabilities who have the desire and vision to start their own business. To help the unemployed bring their business ideas to life, the programme provides free training in entrepreneurship, advice and financial support in the form of equipment and/or materials.
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BAKU, 17 June 2019 – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office in Azerbaijan is launching the first ever Inclusivity Hackathon in Azerbaijan on 28 – 30 June 2019. Bringing close to a hundred people together in the capital Baku, the Hackathon will draw innovative solutions to support people with varying abilities.
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