BAKU, 7 April 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The state of the world’s nursing 2020, released on the occasion of World Health Day, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce. Continue reading “WHO calls on governments to invest in nurses”
A one-stop digital platform making e-services available to everyone during coronavirus pandemic
Baku, 6 April 2020: Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the www.evdeqal.az digital platform today, a one-stop for all e-services available to citizens in the country during the coronavirus pandemic.
Preventive measures, such as physical distancing taken to fight new COVID-19 pandemic brought out rising demand for online shops, products and services, online cinemas and in general, online ordering.
Visitors of evdeqal.az site can find links to online stores, e-education, e-health, e-entertainment, e-food and e-delivery.
The platform also provides advice on social distancing and staying at home, and offers numerous e-learning resources including information on ways of setting up and running digital businesses from home.
BAKU, 4 April 2020 – The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Azerbaijan commends the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan to contain the spread of COVID-19 and supports its call and actions introduced through the special quarantine regime. It also recognizes the contribution the Government of Azerbaijan has made to the global response, through the provision of USD 5 million to the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading “UN Azerbaijan commends government’s COVID-19 response, stands ready to help address the immediate challenges of pandemic”
Baku, 2 April 2020 – The European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the State Agency on Vocational Education joined forces to produce a series of courses and lessons for students of vocational education schools in Azerbaijan. Continue reading “EU, UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education Help Students in Azerbaijan Switch to Online Learning during Coronavirus Pandemic”
The pandemic of COVID-19 makes necessary studying the consequences of global pandemics through gender lens. The availability of gender analysis is very important from the point of view of increasing the effectiveness of the pandemic response. The current coronavirus crisis has shown that men and women are not equally exposed to the effects of global pandemics and in many cases, women are more vulnerable: Continue reading “COVID-19 crisis through gender prism: UNFPA praises women’s role in pandemic response”
Baku, 31 March 2020 – Baku, 30 March 2020: The Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies of Azerbaijan, and the United Nations Development Programe and SUP.VC are organizing a global virtual hackathon on 10-12 April 2020 to crowdsource tech solutions to help people cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Joint Statement by QU Dongyu and Roberto Azevedo, Directors-General of FAO and WTO
27 March 2020, Rome/Geneva – The sealing of national borders in response to COVID-19 could have unintended consequences on global food security. That raises concern. Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. While countries have a legitimate right to enact policies to halt the accelerating pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on trade in food. Continue reading “Mitigating impacts of Covid-19 on food trade and markets”
Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.
The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly.
Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world. Continue reading “UN Secretary-General: Appeal for global cease-fire”
20 March 2020, Budapest, Hungary – Since the beginning of the global COVID-19 outbreak, FAO has been collaborating closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to assist member countries to identify potential animal hosts of this virus and reduce spillover events to humans.
Investigations to understand the epidemiology of COVID-19 and the involvement of animals as a virus reservoir or intermediate hosts are ongoing. At this point in time, however, the highest risk of COVID-19 spread is through human-to-human transmission. Thus, WHO is the authority and primary source of information regarding the human health aspects of this outbreak. Continue reading “FAO: No evidence that animals can transmit the coronavirus to humans”
Baku, 13 March 2020 – The Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University (ATMU) obtained the United Nations World Tourism Organization TedQual Quality Certification for bachelor and master degree education in the field of tourism and hospitality. Continue reading “Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University obtains prestigious UNWTO TedQual Certification, with support of State Tourism Agency and UNDP”