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19.06.2016

The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme

The main objective of the Fellowship is to provide advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines, to government officials and «fiber mid—level professionals from developing States. We are pleased to note that during the last twelve years, 120 awards have been made to nationals of 70 States. […]

25.05.2016

UN expert group raises concerns after official visit to Azerbaijan

BAKU / GENEVA (25 May 2016) – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today expressed concern about the institutionalization of persons with disabilities, especially persons with psycho-social and intellectual impairments, and the criminal justice system in Azerbaijan. “The practice of detention of persons with disabilities is very common and constitutes indeed an exclusion […]

24.05.2016

World Bank Report: more reforms needed to improve financial capability and inclusion in Azerbaijan

Development of the financial sector and raising financial literacy over the past several years have improved the financial inclusion in Azerbaijan, but it is still significantly lower than in many comparator countries, finds the new World Bank report Enhancing Financial Capability and Inclusion in Azerbaijan. The report, which analyzes the results of a survey of […]

27.04.2016

Baku Declaration adopted at 7th UNAOC Global Forum

The Baku Declaration has been adopted at the UNAOC Group of Friends High Level Meeting held as part of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum on Tuesday. This statement was made by UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. Maltese President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca noted that the Baku Declaration includes some […]

25.04.2016

Azerbaijan highlights progress towards elimination of measles and rubella in European Immunization Week

Thirty-two countries in the European Region have interrupted transmission of endemic measles and/or rubella as of 2014, according to the conclusions of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC). Azerbaijan is among those countries that have sustained interruption for a period of three years and are therefore considered to have eliminated […]

12.04.2016

President Ilham Aliyev received Ghulam Isaczai, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received newly-appointed UN Resident Coordinator in the country Ghulam Isaczai. UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai presented his letter of credentials to President Ilham Aliyev. President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan established close relations with a number of institutions of the United Nations, and added that the country […]

11.04.2016

New global video competition Young people challenged to reimagine the future of education

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) launched a global video competition today that challenges young people to tell their stories and share ideas about the future of education. Winners will be announced during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. The launch coincides with the official announcement of sixteen international […]

07.04.2016

World Health Day 2016 focuses on diabetes prevention and treatment

World Health Day ‘s Slogan in 2016  “Be active – Eat healthy – Follow medical advice – “Beat diabetes”. In 1948, the First World Health Assembly called for the creation of a World Health Day to mark the founding of WHO. Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated every year on 7 April with a […]

03.04.2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The Secretary-General is deeply disturbed by the recent reports of large-scale ceasefire violations along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. He is particularly concerned by the reported use of heavy weapons and by the large numbers of casualties, including among the civilian population.  The Secretary-General urges all relevant parties to put an […]

12.02.2016

Training on “Improvement of the Asylum Referral Mechanism” for Heydar Aliyev İnternational Airport’s representatives held

Within the framework of the Asylum Quality Initiative Project (QIEE Project), UNHCR Representation in Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Ombudsman Office and the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Department of the State Migration Service (SMS) and with the support of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan is organizing one day joint training for […]

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