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Tapping into the upcycling trend: a new platform launched by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, EU and UNDP to mark World Environment Day 2020 in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 5 June 2020 –  A new platform has been launched to encourage more people in Azerbaijan to ‘upcycle’ products they would normally throw away. Users of the platform – called Ozun Yarat, meaning ‘do-it-yourself’, or DIY – can find and share creative ideas for repurposing and reusing items.


New app brings all the latest research findings direct to healthcare professionals during COVID-19

BAKU, 2 June 2020 – A new mobile app has been launched to help medical personnel make informed clinical decisions based on the most up-to-date research findings and information, including all the latest data on COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.


WhatsApp bot launched by Government and UNDP to keep Azerbaijan’s citizens up to date on the latest COVID-19 info

BAKU, 1 June 2020 –  The Administration of the Regional Medical Divisions (TABIB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the local startup company Botbox, launched a WhatsApp bot to answer questions from the public about Coronavirus, and to give prompt, reliable and official information 24 hours a day.


REACT-C19 project continues to support Azerbaijan in scaling-up COVID-19 readiness and response

BAKU, 22 may 2020 – REACT-C19 project, which aims to support Azerbaijan in rapidly scaling up essential capacities for COVID-19 readiness and response finished its second sprint with impressive outcomes covering 8 hospitals in a month and a half. The project started in the middle of April with the arrival to Baku of 19 Azerbaijani […]


United Nations launches global initiative to combat misinformation

NEW YORK, 22 May 2020—Today the United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.


Potential is brewing for tea growers in Georgia and Azerbaijan

  When you think of tea-growing countries, Georgia and Azerbaijan might not immediately spring to mind. But the two have a long history steeped in tea production dating back to the nineteenth century. By the 1980s, they were supplying most of the tea consumed in the then Soviet Union.


UNDP and Azerbaijan’s Health Authorities Procure Medical Equipment to Help Protect Frontline Health Workers

BAKU, 19 May 2020 –  The Administration of the Regional Medical Divisions (TABIB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) procured medical equipment to help ensure better protection of Azerbaijan’s frontline health workers and their patients.


EU, UNDP, the State Agency on Vocational Education and Junior Achievement Azerbaijan support VET students with online career guidance

BAKU, 15 May 2020 –  With the financial support of the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the State Agency on Vocational Education joined forces with the Junior Achievement Azerbaijan Public Union to organize a series of online career training and guidance for students of vocational education schools in Azerbaijan.


IOM Azerbaijan announces a new approach for a safe return

BAKU, 14 May 2020 – After the Azerbaijani government has relaxed some of its strict quarantine measures on 27 April and in line with the UNCT guidelines for a phased return to the office, the IOM Azerbaijan office reassumes some of the office activities and started to provide the counseling sessions and implementation of the […]


UN Resident Coordinator: Volunteers on the frontline of the COVID-19 response in Azerbaijan

The “Year of Volunteers” in Azerbaijan has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic that has emerged as the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War Two.

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