24 October 2017 – United Nations (UN) system in Azerbaijan and the Government of Azerbaijan have launched today a commemorative book celebrating 25th anniversary of partnership. The book “United Nations-Azerbaijan: 25 years of partnership”, written in English and Azerbaijani, brings together more than 100 photos and a number of quotes from UN and Azerbaijani officials reflecting on different aspects of partnership throughout 25 years.
“We hope that you enjoy this special retrospective of the people, milestones, key projects and activities conducted throughout the last 25 years of partnership,” Ghulam Isaczai, the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan wrote in his foreword for the book.
“This is an opportunity not just to reflect on all that has been achieved since 1992, but also a chance to consider how the continued partnership between the United Nations and Azerbaijan can contribute to a better world for all in the future,” the Resident Coordinator noted.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, also provided a foreword for the commemorative book: “The present book sheds light about the history of 25 years of partnership between the UN and Azerbaijan outlining major activities, milestones and contributions made by both sides to each other’s development.”
Minister also added: “Membership to the UN allowed Azerbaijan to re-integrate into the world community as an independent State. Since then, the Republic of Azerbaijan has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to the Charter of the UN and working with the UN has been one of the major foreign policy objectives of the country.”
From the humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons provided by the UN in the early years, to Azerbaijan’s involvement in both regional and global UN affairs, including the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the commemorative book covers a magnitude of issues and celebrates Azerbaijan’s accession to the United Nations with pride.
Overall, it concludes that during these 25 years of partnership, a solid foundation has been built for further improving the lives of all Azerbaijanis and a better world for all.