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UNHCR warns of looming refugee crisis as women flee Central America and Mexico

Washington, D.C., 28 October 2015 (UNHCR) – Women in Central America and Mexico are fleeing their countries in rising numbers to escape a surge in deadly, unchecked gang violence, fueling a looming refugee crisis in the Americas that demands urgent and concerted action by the states of the region, the United Nations refugee agency warned […]


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United Nations jointly observe the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations in Azerbaijan

United Nations (UN) in Azerbaijan, jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in partnership with other Government counterparts and development partners, will observe the 70th anniversary at a joint conference on Friday, 23 October, at ADA University , which will be the first opportunity to discuss a newly endorsed 2030 […]



BAKU – On 24 October, during the United Nations Day more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue – the official color of the United Nations, as part of the “Turn the World into UN Blue” global campaign to […]


Regional training events on “Improvement of the Asylum Referral Mechanism” for border-guards and representatives of other law-enforcement bodies working in the border-regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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 targeted joint training […]


Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 millions

This year, over half a million people, the majority of them refugees, have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe. European countries have been struggling to deal with this influx of refugees and migrants. To respond to this emergency, UNHCR established a Special Mediterranean Initiative (SMI) and is working closely with the […]


International community commits to refocus attention on Afghan refugee situation; calls for increased support for regional solutions

Geneva: The international community today reaffirmed its commitment towards seeking lasting solutions for millions of Afghan refugees, in a bid to end one of the longest displacement situations in recorded history. In a statement issued during UNHCR’s 66th meeting of the Executive Committee, member states pledged support to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to create […]


FAO Director-General meets Leyla Aliyeva, FAO Goodwill Ambassador for Azerbaijan

Exploring joint activities focusing on the fight against hunger and malnutrition. 2 September 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held talks with Leyla Aliyeva, FAO National Goodwill Ambassador and Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to explore joint activities focusing on the fight against hunger and malnutrition. By collaborating with FAO, […]


United Nations Launches Global Film Series to Fight Homophobia, Transphobia

New York (27 July, 2015): In support of the United Nations Free & Equal Campaign, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Department of Public Information are launching a Global Film Series– a diverse collection of documentary films by celebrated filmmakers that explore the lives of […]


MUN Summer School held in Dashkesan under the #UN70 and #Action2015 Campaigns

On 10-14 August 2015 Youth Training and Leisure Center in Dashkesan hosted Model UN Summer School. The ultimate goal of this School  that brought together up to 80 participants from different universities of Azerbaijan, was to foster the interest of youth to international relations and diplomacy, as well as share experience with young diplomats and […]


Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection New York—The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development […]

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