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Renewed commitment to cooperation towards public health related issues agreed

Baku, Azerbaijan – Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai, UN Resident Coordinator, accompanied by World Health Organization’s Head of Country Office Dr. Kamran Garakhanov, met today with the Minister of Health of Azerbaijan  Prof. Ogtay Shiraliyev. Welcoming the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Shiraliyev highlighted the close cooperation enjoyed between the Ministry of Health and UN Agencies, especially […]


The scientific community in Azerbaijan discussed the role of science and research in achieving SDGs

Baku, Azerbaijan – A panel discussion on “The role of Science and Research in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan” took place in association with the scientific community of Azerbaijan and with the organizational support of the UN Country Office and the Secretariat of the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development. In his opening […]


Steering Committee meeting of the United Nations – Azerbaijan Partnership Framework held

The first joint Steering Committee meeting of the United Nations – Azerbaijan Partnership Framework 2016-2020 (UNAPF) was convened under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of Economy, and Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai, UN Resident Coordinator, at the Four Season’s hotel today. The UNAPF Steering Committee will ensure a high-level oversight and guidance for achieving […]


World Bank and Azerbaijan Sign Legal Agreements for Financing Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project

BAKU, January 16, 2017 – Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Southern Gas Corridor Closed Joint Stock Company (SGC) and World Bank have signed legal agreements for allocation of a US$400 million IBRD loan to SGC with the guarantee of the Republic of Azerbaijan to support the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project. The project […]


HIV cases reach over 2 million for the first time in Europe

The Member States of the World Health Organization created World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to disseminate information about the […]


Inception conference for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign was held in Baku

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – The conference marking the launch of “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign to advocate to end of violence against women and girls was held by the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United […]


Youth role in achieving the sustainable development in Azerbaijan discussed during the UN Day

Baku, Azerbaijan – Since joining the United Nations in March 1992, Azerbaijan has transformed itself into a middle income country and made several successful efforts to position itself on the international arena. In September 2015, Azerbaijan, along with all UN Member States, endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its accompanying Sustainable Development Goals. […]


UN Staff Day marked on 25 October for the first time

As an expression of his deep appreciation for the tireless work, effort and contribution of all UN workforce around the globe, the UN Secretary-General has dedicated 25 October 2016 as the United Nations Staff Day to acknowledge and celebrate the work of UN staff. The UN staff are posting their thoughts, photos, videos or other […]


Statement by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan in support of the establishment of the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development

Baku, Azerbaijan – The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan welcomes the Presidential Decree on establishment of the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development. We are encouraged to see that the Government is creating the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development, as a commitment to working towards the effective implementation of the global […]


UN human rights expert calls on Azerbaijan to rethink punitive approach to civil society

BAKU / GENEVA (22 September 2016) – United Nations independent expert, Michel Forst today urged the Government of Azerbaijan to stop criminalization of peaceful and legitimate activities by human rights defenders, release all detained defenders and rescind criminal and administrative sanctions against them and their families. “Over the last three years, the civil society of […]

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