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19.08.2018

On World Humanitarian Day, the Secretary-General calls on global leaders to use their power to protect people in conflicts

We mark World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August, to express solidarity with people affected  by humanitarian crises and pay tribute to the humanitarian workers who help them. This year’s commemoration marks the fifteenth anniversary since the attack on the United Nations in Baghdad, Iraq, in which 22 of our colleagues were killed. Since […]

14.08.2018

UN Secretary-General welcomes signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea

The UN Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea by Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. This historic document demonstrates the importance of regional cooperation, which is vital for maintaining international peace and security. The Secretary-General believes the Convention should prove invaluable in regulating a wide range of longstanding […]

12.08.2018

UN supported beach clean-up campaign dedicated to “Caspian Day” in Baku

BAKU, 11 August 2018 – On the occasion of the “Caspian Day” a clean-up was held in Buzovna beach to clean the seafront from plastic and other wastes. The event was organized by the UN Office in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the Republican Child and Youth Development Center under the Ministry […]

30.07.2018

Azerbaijan, international community mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons

GUSAR, Azerbaijan, 30 July 2018 – the United Nations’ Migration Agency – International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Main Department on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic organised a conference in Gusar to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

28.07.2018

WHO calls to improve partnerships in the fight against viral hepatitis

Viral hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. They are root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1.34 million deaths every year. Hepatitis B and C are chronic infections that may not show symptoms for a long period, sometimes years or decades.

17.07.2018

FAO introduces tomato export certification manual to Azerbaijani partners

BAKU, 17 July 2018 – Today, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has organized a workshop to introduce the tomato export certification manual to stakeholders in the State Phytosanitary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The manual aims to facilitate the export certification for tomato, which […]

12.07.2018

United Nations inaugurates the Sustainable Development Goals stands in the Baku Boulevard

BAKU, 12 July 2018 – Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Ahmadov and UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai have inaugurated today the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) stands in the Baku Boulevard. The event has brought together some 80 government officials, representatives of the United Nations (UN) agencies, civil society, youth organisations and the media. Two-sided […]

05.07.2018

Towards sustainable development: promoting rural women’s leadership and economic empowerment

BAKU, 5 July 2018 –  As countries of the world unwind their potential to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), equal opportunities for women to participate in the economy remain one of the biggest global challenges. Gender equality and empowerment, including through financial autonomy and entrepreneurial maturity, is one of the 17 SDGs, yet […]

04.07.2018

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros visits Azerbaijan: Sustainable Development Goals high on the agenda

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visits Baku on 4-6 July 2018 to participate in the National Conference on Health Reforms in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementation.

02.07.2018

UN, Azerbaijan discuss nationalisation and prioritisation of SDGs

BAKU, 2 July 2018 – A three-day conference on nationalisation and prioritisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Azerbaijan has brought together some 150 government officials, representatives of the United Nations (UN) agencies, civil society, youth organisations and the media.

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