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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 […]


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.


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.


WHO at 70 – working for better health for everyone, everywhere

GENEVA, 7 April 2018 – On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use.


UN Resident Coordinator congratulates Azerbaijani people on Nowruz holiday

BAKU, 19 March 2017 – The UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai congratulated people of Azerbaijan on International Day of Nowruz. We are pleased to share with you his video message:


Message of UN Secretary General to 6th Global Baku Forum

“BRIDGING GAPS TO CREATING INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES” Baku, 15 March 2018 I am pleased to greet the 6th Global Baku Forum.  At a time of immense challenges and global divisions, I congratulate the Nizami Ganjavi International Centre for its role in building bridges among societies and promoting tolerance and inter-cultural dialogue and understanding.


UNHCR and British School in Baku support football tournament for refugee and local schoolboys

BAKU, 15 March 2018 – A three-day mini-football tournament with participation of eight teams of local and refugee teenagers came to final at the Tofig Bahramov Republican Stadium.


UNICEF report: Investment in data on children is essential to changing their lives

BAKU, 7 March 2018 – A new global report by UNICEF reveals that an early assessment of progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has shown an alarming lack of data in 64 countries, as well as insufficient progress toward the SDGs for another 37 countries where the data can be tracked.


Azerbaijan capitalises on energy efficient architectural design, sustainable transport and access to clean fuel

BAKU, 6 March 2018 – In Azerbaijan, the leading source of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping greenhouse gas (GHG) that has severely driven recent global warming is associated with the oil and gas sector, the main driver of national economy.


Clean technology innovation in response to climate change

BAKU, 2 March 2018 – As millennials become more and more ecologically conscious, companies around the world increasingly look for innovative solutions to enhance the energy efficiency of their transport potential and promote sustainability-driven behaviours and interventions.

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