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Improved testing, contact tracing and data management: WHO revealed key recommendations to Azerbaijan COVID-19 response

BAKU, 31 July 2020 – The 10-day WHO mission to support the COVID-19 response in Azerbaijan recommended improving data collection and analysis, strengthening contact tracing and enhancing testing strategy. “This week marks six months since WHO declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern. The timing for this mission allowed to reflect on the […]


UNECE/FAO studies contribute to sustainable management of precious forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia

The forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) rarely make international headlines and are often overlooked in global debates on forest preservation and sustainable management. Nevertheless, these forests are essential for this vast region, whose total area is almost equal to that of the European Union. […]


“Strengthening of Agricultural Advisory Services” Project presents ongoing activities in the regions of Azerbaijan

The referenced project has been launched by the agreement of the Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan, FAO, and EU. For achieving the objectives of the project, one of the milestones is to get the full picture of the state of the agricultural advisory services (AAS) in the country based on the results of the survey […]


UN and ASAN Radio promote UN75 initiative in Azerbaijan

Baku, 7 July 2020 – The United Nations and ASAN Radio have launched today a new project to promote the UN75 initiative – the biggest global conversation on the world’s future dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The project includes a 20-minute weekly programme that will discuss three key questions that the UN75 […]


WHO and partners conclude REACT-C19 project in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 3 July 2020 – REACT-C19 project, which aimed to support Azerbaijan in rapidly scaling up essential capacities for COVID-19 readiness and response finished its work in designated hospitals of Baku and regions after a 3-month marathon. The project covered 12 hospitals in 5 regions – Baku, Ganja, Shamkir, Agdash, and Goranboy in 4 sprints […]


Global food commodity prices rebound in June

FAO expects new record-high global cereal production and comfortable stock levels for 2020/21, while food assistance needs up In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat markets, most prices […]


Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Azerbaijan on changes in its refugee status determination procedure as of 1 July 2020

01 July 2020, Baku – With reference to arrangements between the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Azerbaijan we announce that we will discontinue conducting our own Refugee Status Determination (RSD) procedure with regard to individuals who apply for international protection […]


Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

 Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 01 July 2020, Baku – Every year, millions of girls around the world are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends […]


The European Union and WHO deliver critical supplies to the COVID-19 frontline in Azerbaijan

25 June 2020, Baku  A shipment of medical respirators and masks, protective goggles, face shields, and isolation gowns to help enable health-care workers in Azerbaijan to respond effectively and safely to the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the country on the 22nd of June. The delivery of 168 000 personal protective equipment, funded by the European […]


Joint Statement by State Migration Service and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on access to labour market for refugees

As many countries around the globe continue to struggle with the unprecedent COVID-19 crisis, forced displacement has been on the rise and is now affecting more than one percent of humanity who have no choice but to flee conflict, persecution or events seriously disturbing public order and are unable to return home. With the global […]

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