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2017 World Environment Day marked in Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan – The 5th of June is globally observed as World Environment Day to raise awareness on environmental issues and action for the protection of nature. The theme for this year is “Connecting People to Nature”. In Azerbaijan, the United Nations System in the country in cooperation with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources […]


UN Expert Team Analyses Sustainable Development in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has made good initial progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a team of United Nations experts visiting Baku this week. The mission team, composed of experts from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), found that—despite the country’s current economic […]


Azerbaijan and UNV strengthening volunteerism for sustainable development

Mr. Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme will visit Baku on 22 May. Mr. Kurbanov will meet the Government of Azerbaijan to discuss global partnership priorities based on the Government’s vision for promoting volunteerism, and building on Azerbaijan’s longstanding culture of volunteer efforts. During the two-day visit, Mr. Kurbanov will also […]


The role of Civil Society Organizations is welcomed in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan

Today, a panel discussion was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, by the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development (NCCSD) together with the UN System. The topic of the event was dedicated to the role of civil society in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country, as set out in the 2030 Agenda for […]


Renewed commitment to cooperation towards public health related issues agreed

Baku, Azerbaijan – Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai, UN Resident Coordinator, accompanied by World Health Organization’s Head of Country Office Dr. Kamran Garakhanov, met today with the Minister of Health of Azerbaijan  Prof. Ogtay Shiraliyev. Welcoming the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Shiraliyev highlighted the close cooperation enjoyed between the Ministry of Health and UN Agencies, especially […]


The scientific community in Azerbaijan discussed the role of science and research in achieving SDGs

Baku, Azerbaijan – A panel discussion on “The role of Science and Research in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan” took place in association with the scientific community of Azerbaijan and with the organizational support of the UN Country Office and the Secretariat of the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development. In his opening […]


Steering Committee meeting of the United Nations – Azerbaijan Partnership Framework held

The first joint Steering Committee meeting of the United Nations – Azerbaijan Partnership Framework 2016-2020 (UNAPF) was convened under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of Economy, and Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai, UN Resident Coordinator, at the Four Season’s hotel today. The UNAPF Steering Committee will ensure a high-level oversight and guidance for achieving […]


World Bank and Azerbaijan Sign Legal Agreements for Financing Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project

BAKU, January 16, 2017 – Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Southern Gas Corridor Closed Joint Stock Company (SGC) and World Bank have signed legal agreements for allocation of a US$400 million IBRD loan to SGC with the guarantee of the Republic of Azerbaijan to support the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project. The project […]


HIV cases reach over 2 million for the first time in Europe

The Member States of the World Health Organization created World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to disseminate information about the […]


Inception conference for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign was held in Baku

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – The conference marking the launch of “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign to advocate to end of violence against women and girls was held by the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United […]

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