The present report summarises the results (at the output level) of the activities of various UN agencies in Azerbaijan towards the implementation of the UNAPF during 2017. Continue reading “United Nations-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework (2016-2020) Progress Report 2017”
To mark two major inter-connected anniversaries: the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s membership of the United Nations (UN) and the 25th anniversary of the UN’s formal presence in Azerbaijan, the UN Office in Azerbaijan produced a commemorative book. Continue reading “United Nations – Azerbaijan: 25 years of partnership”
Available only in Azerbaijani, this manual introduces a reader to apiculture and presents useful information on bees, honeycombs and visuals of diverse bee species. Moreover, professional techniques and work skills on how to increase the number of bees, enlarge the bee family and select various types of wintering are displayed in the material. Continue reading “Manual for beginners in apiculture”
It is the story of thousands of courageous, committed people who have worked relentlessly in some of the world’s toughest places to reach the most vulnerable children… of government partners, donors and supporters from around the world who have provided critical resources and constant encouragement to reach our common goals for children… Continue reading “For every child, hope; UNICEF @70: 1946 – 2016”
This report presents the findings of the first national assessment exclusively dedicated to the analysis of the implementation status of treaty body recommendations on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Continue reading “Assessment of implementation status of treaty body recommendations on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Azerbaijan”
This Guide highlights issues related to the work of civil society actors. It begins with a working definition of the terms ‘civil society’ and ‘civil society space’. It then provides an overview of the conditions and A Practical Guide for Civil Society environment needed for a free and independent civil society, including relevant international human rights standards for freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and the right to participate in public affairs.
This Guide, issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), focuses on how civil society can follow up on
recommendations of United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms and mandates or bodies. Continue reading “How to follow up United Nations human rights recommendations”
The national report of the Republic of Azerbaijan for this review was prepared in accordance with the general guidelines for the preparation of information under the universal periodic review.
A working group including relevant government ministries and departments was established by a presidential order to prepare the report. The Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) and representatives of human rights NGOs were also involved in the effort.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights.
This report presents the findings of the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the mechanisms leading to the skewed sex ratios at birth in Azerbaijani population. The study was held by UNFPA Azerbaijan Country Office and the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs in 2012. Continue reading “Mechanisms behind the Skewed Sex Ratio at Birth in Azerbaijan”
The training material on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice developed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in cooperation with the International Bar Association consists of a Manual and the present Facilitator’s Guide. Continue reading “Human rights in the administration of justice: A manual on human rights for judges, prosecutors and lawyers”