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6 food value chains will be selected and promoted in the north-western region of Azerbaijan

The newly launched project in Zagatala, Gakh and Balakan districts will increase the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises engaged in food and agricultural production and facilitate access to the market. Bariz Mehdiyev, Assistant FAO Representative, FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in the Republic of Azerbaijan, told about the goals of the project “Development of […]


EU, UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education Procure Equipment to Support Azerbaijan’s Medical Masks Production during Coronavirus Pandemic

Baku, 4 August 2020 –  With European Union funds, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education of Azerbaijan procured technical equipment to support medical face masks production in Azerbaijan during the coronavirus pandemic. Two state-of-the-art ultrasonic mask welding machines and one ton of raw material were delivered to Baku through […]


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 […]

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