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UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan announce the start of the self-employment programme for persons with disabilities

Announcement BAKU, 24 June 2019 – The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population (MLSPP), State Employment Service of Azerbaijan (SES) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) would like to announce the start of the Self-Employment Programme for Persons with Disabilities. The Self-Employment Programme is part of the Creating Inclusive and Decent Jobs for […]


Call for participation: First ever “UNLIMITED” Inclusivity Hackathon in Azerbaijan!

BAKU, 17 June 2019 – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office in Azerbaijan is launching the first ever Inclusivity Hackathon in Azerbaijan on 28 – 30 June 2019. Bringing close to a hundred people together in the capital Baku, the Hackathon will draw innovative solutions to support people with varying abilities. Click here to read […]


FAO presented the National Forestry Programme on the protection and continuous development of forests in Azerbaijan  

BAKU, 14 June 2019 – Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) presented the National Forest Programme and its action plan on protection and development of forests in Azerbaijan. The programme aims to implement the government’s forest policy by ensuring the development of institutional and legal basis for forest management. The event brought […]


Joint European Union – UNICEF programme provides comprehensive community-based support for Azerbaijani children and young people

Baku, 13 June 2019 – A new joint initiative between the European Union (EU) and UNICEF to protect the rights of the most vulnerable children and young people in Azerbaijan was unveiled today by Mr. Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations and Mr. Edward Carwardine, UNICEF Representative in Azerbaijan, with […]


UNDP, USAID, Government launch youth and women centres to boost entrepreneurship and employability in Zaqatala

Zaqatala, 12 June 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Azerbaijan opened today in Zaqatala two new regional resource centres in an effort to enhance entrepreneurship and employment in the North-Western part of Azerbaijan. Click here to read a full text of the press release.


Over 1000 participants collected four tons of waste in UN-supported beach clean-up action

BAKU, 8 June 2019 – A beach clean-up event on the shores of the Novkhany beach in capital Baku brought together more than a thousand participants, including youth activists and students, as well as representatives of UN agencies, government, civil society and private companies. The participants collected about four tons of plastic and other types […]


UNDP and Government bring youth enthusiasts to policy discussions around Internet

Baku, 3 June 2019 – The UN Development Programme and Government of Azerbaijan conclude a three-day intensive programme of the first in the country Youth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) today. Capitalising on greater involvement of young people in policy debates around Internet governance, the inaugural event was organized in partnership with the Azerbaijan Youth Fund and […]


UNICEF urges renewed attention on Early Childhood Development and more family-friendly policies

BAKU, 1 June 2019 – Today on National Child Protection Day in Azerbaijan and on the UN Day of Parents, UNICEF is launching the first global Parenting Month with a focus on the importance of early childhood development. Under the theme of “It’s About Time”, UNICEF offices around the world and their partners are raising […]


FAO trains young farmers in Azerbaijan to support their business ideas

BAKU, 20 May 2019 – Some 400 young people attended training sessions on development and implementation of business ideas in the agrarian sector within the Agrarian Employment Enhancement Project (AMAL) jointly implemented by FAO and Agrarian Credit and Development Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture. The attendees are young people who successfully passed the second stage […]


Unleashing the transformative capacity of the business sector for sustainable development

Baku, 15 May 2019 – Bringing together over 100 representatives of government, businesses and international organisations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Azerbaijan’s National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development (NCCSD) and the Ministry of Economy launched today the first public-private sector dialogue in the country dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the inception of this inaugural dialogue […]

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