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UN supports celebration of International Volunteer Day in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 5 December 2018 – A celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD) in Azerbaijan has brought together around 200 national volunteers, representatives of United Nations (UN) and government agencies.


New Gender Assessment study calls for greater participation of women in the private sector

4 December 2018 – Studies show that, if women were able to participate equally in the economy, global GDP could increase by 26 per cent – the equivalent of $12 trillion dollars – by 2025. But unfortunately only 50 per cent of women of working age, worldwide, are in the labour force – compared to […]


EU, UNDP and Government strengthen their collaboration on poverty alleviation and sustainable rural development in Azerbaijan

BALAKAN, Azerbaijan, 1 December 2018 – In the north-west regions of Azerbaijan, UNDP and the Government are helping local communities establish smallholder family businesses, with substantial financial support from the European Union (EU). A joint project signed a little less than a year ago aims to promote rural entrepreneurship, inclusive employment and technological innovation in 6 […]


Azerbaijan, UNECE sign a joint declaration on cooperation for Sustainable Development Goals

BAKU, 29 November 2018 – The Government of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) signed today a joint declaration on cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The document was signed by Ali Ahmadov, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development, and Olga Algayerova, […]


Azerbaijan prepares sixth periodic report to CEDAW Committee

BAKU, 20 November 2018 – The State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) held capacity-building workshop for development of the sixth periodic State Report of the Government to the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The […]


Four years into its #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness, UNHCR calls for more resolute action by states

GENEVA, 13 November 2018 – Four years after the launch of a decade-long campaign to eradicate statelessness globally, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called today on states to take faster and more resolute action to help meet the campaign goal. Important results have been achieved since November 2014 when UNHCR’s #IBelong campaign began. More than […]


WHO and FAO organise World Antibiotic Awareness Week in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 12 November 2018 – World Health Organization Office in Azerbaijan (WHO) in collaboration with Partnership and Liaison Office of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organised a roundtable discussion devoted to World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), which will last from 12 to 16 November 2018. Key experts from ministries of Health, […]


National conference in Azerbaijan supports efforts to end tuberculosis through high quality and modern approaches

BAKU, 6 November 2018 – Modern methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Tuberculosis (TB) is the focus of a two-day national scientific and practical conference organised by the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan with technical and financial support of the World Health Organization (WHO). Bringing together key experts from the Ministry of Health, Ministry […]


IOM launches integrated rural development project for IDP communities in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 29 October 2018 – UN Migration Agency, IOM, officially launched the project on ‘Integrated Rural Development for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Communities in Azerbaijan through Revitalization of the Kahriz Water Supply System’ financed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The four-year project aims to provide safe and consistent water supplies for over 8,000 […]


Strengthening regional partnership in focus of Baku Forum for Sustainable Development

BAKU, 25 October 2018 – Strengthening the regional partnership for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the focus of the first Baku Forum for Sustainable Development.  The event has brought together over 200 participants from some 30 countries, including government officials, members of parliament, international organisations, civil society, academia, youth and private […]

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