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12.06.2018

United Nations and Government of Azerbaijan review annual results of partnership framework

BAKU, 12 June 2018 – Some 50 high-level officials from the government, United Nations (UN) agencies, civil society organizations and the media gathered today for the annual UN-Government Joint Steering Committee meeting to review the results of implementation of the United Nations-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework (UNAPF) in 2017. The meeting was co-chaired by Sevinj Hasanova, Deputy […]

10.06.2018

United Nations supports beach clean-up campaign in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 10 June 2018 – Some 300 youth activists, representatives of UN agencies in Azerbaijan, civil society and private sector collected about five tons of plastic and other types of waste during the beach clean-up campaign conducted on the shores of the Buzovna beach in capital Baku.

06.06.2018

EU, UNDP investing in local talent to boost vocational education development opportunities in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 6 June 2018 – The European Union, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announce their continued support for the enhancement of vocational education and development capacity in Azerbaijan, as part of the EU-funded initiative on ‘Modernising Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres in Azerbaijan’.

06.06.2018

In Azerbaijan, advanced women drive rural and urban development

BAKU, 6 June 2018 –  The past decade has seen a steady and upward growth in Azerbaijan, as both the economic, financial and social wellbeing of the country has significantly improved, extreme poverty was eradicated and the level of absolute poverty decreased from 49% to 5%. Moreover, school enrolment rates reached 99.8-100% and progress was […]

05.06.2018

Role of youth in environmental protection in focus of the UN-supported forum in Baku

BAKU, 5 June 2018 – A national youth forum on environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has brought together over 200 young Azerbaijani activists to discuss the role of youth in environmental protection. The event, organized by the IDEA Public Union, the United Nations Office in Azerbaijan, Ministry of Ecology and Natural […]

31.05.2018

UNFPA and partners mark the end of the pilot project on preventing gender-biased sex selection in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 31 May 2018 – Final conference of “Preventing Sex Selection Abortions: Men Are Here Too for Gender Equality!” pilot project funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands Kingdom was attended by state partners, civil society members, media and diplomats. The one-year project was implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in close collaboration […]

24.05.2018

EU, UNDP extend support for vocational education development in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 24 May 2018 – With the launch of a new, USD 3.4 million project, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme join forces to strengthen the vocational education and talent development portfolio of Azerbaijan, in line with labour market needs and national development plans in the country.

10.05.2018

Azerbaijan’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA, 10 May 2018 – Azerbaijan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 in a meeting that will be webcast live. Azerbaijan is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group […]

20.04.2018

A New Approach to Peace – Op-Ed by Miroslav Lajčák

When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world. A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world in which wars were stopped before they broke out.

14.04.2018

Diplomats and Azerbaijani female football players play for equity

BAKU, 14 April 2018 – Some 20 representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Azerbaijan and 10 female players from Azerbaijani national football team (U19) have played today a friendly football match to support gender equality in the country.

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