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REACT-C19 project continues to support Azerbaijan in scaling-up COVID-19 readiness and response

BAKU, 22 may 2020 – REACT-C19 project, which aims to support Azerbaijan in rapidly scaling up essential capacities for COVID-19 readiness and response finished its second sprint with impressive outcomes covering 8 hospitals in a month and a half. The project started in the middle of April with the arrival to Baku of 19 Azerbaijani […]


United Nations launches global initiative to combat misinformation

NEW YORK, 22 May 2020—Today the United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.


Potential is brewing for tea growers in Georgia and Azerbaijan

  When you think of tea-growing countries, Georgia and Azerbaijan might not immediately spring to mind. But the two have a long history steeped in tea production dating back to the nineteenth century. By the 1980s, they were supplying most of the tea consumed in the then Soviet Union.


IOM Azerbaijan announces a new approach for a safe return

BAKU, 14 May 2020 – After the Azerbaijani government has relaxed some of its strict quarantine measures on 27 April and in line with the UNCT guidelines for a phased return to the office, the IOM Azerbaijan office reassumes some of the office activities and started to provide the counseling sessions and implementation of the […]


UN Resident Coordinator: Volunteers on the frontline of the COVID-19 response in Azerbaijan

The “Year of Volunteers” in Azerbaijan has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic that has emerged as the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War Two.


UNICEF says COVID-19 pandemic requires comprehensive action to protect children’s safety, well-being and futures

BAKU, 17 April 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic requires comprehensive measures to protect the safety, well-being and futures of children around the world, as outlined in a global Agenda for Action developed by UNICEF and echoing a new Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Children released yesterday by the United Nations yesterday.


FAO recommendations on planting and harvesting tasks during the COVID-19 outbreak using crop calendars

17 April 2020, Rome – An increasing number of countries introduce measures that reduce population and labor mobility in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is straightforward that agricultural tasks maybe compromised, turning the health to a production system shock. If agricultural tasks are not performed on time, crops ready for harvest may be lost […]


Azerbaijan projects WHO flag on iconic building as sign of solidarity and support

BAKU, 17 April 2020 – The United Nations in Azerbaijan extends deep gratitude to the Heydar Aliyev Centre for displaying the flag of World Health Organization (WHO) on one of the main architectural symbols of Azerbaijan. We highly appreciate this solidarity and support. With thousands of its staff working on the front lines, WHO is […]


WHO supports strengthening responses to fight against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 16 April 2020 – Initiated by the World Health Organization, with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance, and the Ministry of Health, the REACT-C19 project is launched to strengthen essential capacities related to the COVID-19 response in selected hospitals in Azerbaijan. Some 19 Azerbaijani doctors working […]


UNICEF Azerbaijan launches practical guidance for families on coping with COVID-19

BAKU, 8 April 2020 – UNICEF Azerbaijan today launched its #LearningAtHome initiative on its website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube), with activities and tips for parents caring for children at home during the COVID-19 crisis. The materials, which have been specially produced for Azerbaijani families, focus on the creative use of play […]

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