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SDGs Advocates appointed to support the promotion of the new Sustainable Development Goals

19 January 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of a group of eminent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates to help promote action to achieve the SDGs adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. The SDGs represent a commitment by all nations to […]


Anemic recovery in emerging markets to weigh heavily on global growth in 2016

Global economy to accelerate modestly to 2.9% WASHINGTON, Jan 6, 2016— Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economies gain speed, according to the World Bank’s January 2016 […]


Launch of new sustainable development agenda to guide development actions for the next 15 years

Landmark decision by 193 countries to transform the world for people and planet officially goes into force New York, 1 January 2016 – The new year ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations.  The new Agenda calls on […]


Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius Paris, 12 December 2015 – An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today. The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all […]


United Nations Agencies in Azerbaijan pool efforts to end Gender-Based Violence

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) teamed up with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs and other  development partners to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and launch […]


UN Committee against Torture publishes findings Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Austria, Denmark, China and Jordan

GENEVA (9 December 2015) – The UN Committee against Torture has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 9 November to 9 December: Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Austria, Denmark, China, Hong Kong China, Macao China and Jordan. The findings cover positive aspects of how the respective State is implementing the Convention […]


UN Committee against Torture to review Azerbaijan

GENEVA (5 November  2015) – The UN Committee against Torture is due to review Azerbaijan on 11 and 12 November in sessions that will be webcast live. Azerbaijan is one of the 158 states that have ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and so is required to […]


Urgent action needed to address child statelessness before problems become “set in stone”: UNHCR warns

Stateless children across the world share the same feelings of discrimination, frustration and despair, says a new UNHCR report, warning that urgent action is needed before statelessness sets in stone problems haunting their childhood. The first geographically diverse survey of the views of stateless children says the common problems they face in the countries under […]


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 […]

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