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United Nations Population Fund produced a video dedicated to International Girl Child Day

BAKU, 11 October 2018 – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) produced a Public Service Announcement (PSA) named “404: Not Found” about gender-based abortion, which is dedicated to the International Day of the Girl Child.


OHCHR in Azerbaijan continues training sessions on human rights

BAKU, 10 October 2018 – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) continues training sessions for representatives of civil society organisations and legal community to build their capacity and increase their knowledge on the UN human rights system and institutions, as well as about their role in the participatory mechanisms. These […]


FAO supports the Government of Azerbaijan in accelerating the implementation of SDGs at local level

BAKU, 27 September 2018 – A workshop on contribution of local Public-Private-People Partnerships (4P) in accelerating the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held in Ismayilli district. The event was organized jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy. The objective of the […]


FAO supports Azerbaijan in nationalization of SDG indicators

BAKU, 26 September 2018 – A three-day training workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators, organised by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the State Statistics Committee (SSC) of Azerbaijan, has started today. The event has brought together more than 35 representatives of various government institutions involved in the nationalisation of […]


WHO collaborating centre in Baku welcomes a delegation from Uzbekistan for a study tour on prevention and treatment of tuberculosis in prison

BAKU, 24 September 2018 – A delegation from Uzbekistan has started today a five-day visit to Azerbaijan, which will include a study tour to the WHO collaborating centre on tuberculosis in prison and Special Treatment Institution of the Justice Ministry’s Main Medical Department. The delegation, consisting of 13 professionals from penitentiary system, civil society and […]


FAO supports Azerbaijan in implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in food and agriculture

BAKU, 24 September 2018 – Accelerating the contribution of sustainable food and agriculture to the achievement of the SDGs in Azerbaijan is the focus of a national workshop jointly organised by the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan (NCCSD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). […]


EU, UNDP support the Governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia in securing border control and boosting free trade

BAKU/Azerbaijan-TBILISI/Georgia, 14 September 2018 –  Where Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are concerned, partnerships are crucial, specifically at a local, regional and global levels. The SDGs can only be realised if countries show strong commitment to working together, including through regional projects that aim to improve livelihoods and create safe grounds for the mobility of people […]


Dr. Hande Harmanci appointed as Representative of the World Health Organization in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 13 September – Dr. Hande Harmanci of Turkey took up her appointment as the new Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Azerbaijan. Dr. Harmanci is a public health manager with 28 years of experience at the national and global levels with a medical and public health teaching and research background, alongside being […]


Youth for Development: a motivational experience helps Azerbaijani students draw solutions to global development challenges

BAKU, 4 September 2018 –With only several days to go until the third anniversary of the historic new Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the first Youth Summer School on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched in Azerbaijan. Taking place from 4-6 September 2018, the event has brought together over 50 young enthusiasts, passionate about world affairs […]


Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows

Three-years on from the shocking images of lifeless Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi on a Turkish beach, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency shows that crossing the Mediterranean Sea has become even more deadly. UNHCR’s new Desperate Journeys report shows that more than 1,600 people have died or gone missing while attempting to […]

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