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Mitigating impacts of Covid-19 on food trade and markets

Joint Statement by QU Dongyu and Roberto Azevedo, Directors-General of FAO and WTO  27 March 2020, Rome/Geneva – The sealing of national borders in response to COVID-19 could have unintended consequences on global food security. That raises concern. Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. While countries have […]


UN Secretary-General: Appeal for global cease-fire

Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.


FAO: No evidence that animals can transmit the coronavirus to humans

20 March 2020, Budapest, Hungary – Since the beginning of the global COVID-19 outbreak, FAO has been collaborating closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to assist member countries to identify potential animal hosts of this virus and reduce spillover events to humans. Investigations to understand the […]


Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University obtains prestigious UNWTO TedQual Certification, with support of State Tourism Agency and UNDP

Baku, 13 March 2020 – The Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University (ATMU) obtained the United Nations World Tourism Organization TedQual Quality Certification for bachelor and master degree education in the field of tourism and hospitality.


Critical to find and treat COVID-19 patients early, WHO mission to Azerbaijan recommends

BAKU, 13 March 2020 – The WHO mission to support COVID-19 preparedness and response in Azerbaijan recommended to prioritize early identification of cases to prevent the spread of illness and optimization of care to all patients. The recommendations were made following extensive consultations with the national authorities and are based on scientific evidence, experience and […]


Azerbaijan adopts action plan to combat gender-biased sex selection

BAKU, 3 March 2020 – The Azerbaijani government approved the action plan on the prevention of gender-biased sex selection (GBSS) for the period of 2020-2025. The relevant decree to put the plan into the force was signed by the Cabinet of Ministers. The action plan combines a series of important activities and measures to be […]


UN75 initiative is officially launched in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 28 February 2020 – The United Nations Office in Baku and ADA University organised an event inaugurating in Azerbaijan the UN75 initiative – the biggest global conversation on the world’s future. The event brought together some 80 government officials, diplomats, representatives of civil society and youth organisations, as well as academia and the media.


EU-funded study visit for Azerbaijan vocational education professionals to Estonia successfully concludes

Baku, 24 February 2020 – A delegation of representatives from the State Agency on Vocational Education of Azerbaijan, director of Woodpecker company from the private sector, Jalilabad Vocational Education Center teachers, private sector companies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concluded a successful one-week study visit to Estonia. 


WHO supports train-the-trainer course on management of non-communicable diseases

BAKU, 21 February 2020 – A train-the-trainer course on management of non-communicable diseases in Primary Health Care (PHC), jointly organized by the World Health Organization and State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance, has been concluded today. Some 23 doctors and 23 nurses from 23 districts, where mandatory health insurance was applied at the first stage, […]


Ministry of Health and UNDP continue to procure medicines for the treatment of people living with Hepatitis C, HIV and Tuberculosis in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 11 February 2020 – The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are continuing to work closely together to further strengthen Azerbaijan’s healthcare procurement system.

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