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UNFPA and Kapital Bank to promote gender equality

BAKU, 4 March 2019 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Kapital Bank signed a memorandum of understanding to implement joint projects and campaigns on combatting gender-biased sex selection, as well as on promoting gender equality and women empowerment. Farid Babayev, Assistant Representative of UNFPA Azerbaijan, and Farid Huseynov, First Deputy Chair of the Board of […]


UN supports a friendly football match to promote gender equality in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 4 March 2019 – To mark 8 March International Women’s Day, the United Nations (UN) officials, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Azerbaijan and female players from Azerbaijani national football team (U 17 and U19) played a friendly football match to support gender equality in the country. Four teams, consisting of male and female […]


UNDP, UNFPA sign programme to improve livelihoods of women, people with disabilities and war veterans

BAKU, 12 February, 2019 – A two-year programme set to improve the livelihoods and well-being of up to 3,000 women with disabilities and veterans of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was signed today by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of Azerbaijan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund […]


Another step towards inclusive quality education for children with disabilities: more teachers in Azerbaijan to be trained

BAKU, 1 February 2019 – UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of Education will organise a training in Baku on 4-8 February 2019 for 28 teachers from five pedagogical universities, including Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University in Baku, Guba and Sheki, Ganja State University and Sumgait State University. A group of 50 in-service teacher trainers from […]


WHO and Azerbaijan Ministry of Health hold a press conference on swine flu news

BAKU, 1 February 2019 – Dr Hande Harmanci, representative of World Health Organization (WHO) in Azerbaijan and Chief Epidemiologist of Azerbaijan Ibadulla Agayev, held a press conference to clarify media reports on the spread of swine flu virus in the country. WHO representative stated that influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 was a virus causing seasonal flu […]


Effective system of Robson classification for reducing caesarean section rates in focus of WHO-supported event

BAKU, 25 January 2019 – The Republican Perinatal Centre and World Health Organization (WHO) co-organized a seminar-conference on “Robson classification” for 120 obstetrician-gynecologists across the country, as well as local and international partners from different institutions. The event aims to introduce the Robson classification, a tool to compare and monitor caesarean section rates that has […]


World Health Organisation hosts a roundtable discussion to assess the status of child violence in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 23 January 2019 – World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the government of Azerbaijan has organised today a roundtable discussion on the status and prevention of injury and violence against children. The event brought together representatives of the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Health, Justice, Education, Labour and Social Protection of Population, as well […]


FAO and Azerbaijani government launch partnership programme

Baku, 22 January 2019 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Agriculture organised launch ceremony of partnership programme in Baku.


Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting between the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and the Acting Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held on 16 January in Paris under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group. The Secretary-General appreciates […]


Government of Azerbaijan, UNDP to create 500 new businesses for people with disabilities

BAKU, 19 December 2018 – A new flagship project aiming to support the creation of new businesses for people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups was signed today between the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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