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25.10.2016

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 […]

10.10.2016

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 […]

22.09.2016

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 […]

07.09.2016

UN Mission visits IDP communities located along the line of contact

United Nations Resident Coordinator for Azerbaijan, Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai, and UNHCR Representative for Azerbaijan, Mr. Furio De Angelis, visited regions hosting populations of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from 31 August to 1 September 2016. The UN delegation traveled to Barda, Tartar, Agdam and Agjabedi regions of Azerbaijan, which are located along the line of […]

29.08.2016

Secretary-General Forms Advisory Group of Experts for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

Calgary, 12 August 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Friday announced the formation of an Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, as mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 (2015). “Young people can break barriers, reach across divisions and forge understanding. The United Nations Security Council has finally recognized the […]

29.08.2016

Secretary -General appoints Werner Faymann as Special Envoy on Youth Employment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of, as his Special Envoy on Youth Employment. This appointment comes at a time when persistently high levels of youth unemployment, poor quality and low paying jobs remain a concern globally. Young people are disproportionately affected by unemployment, underemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.  At present, over […]

22.07.2016

UN-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework signed

On 12 July, the UN-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework (UNAPF) for 2016-2020 was signed by the Minister of Economy, Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, and UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai. The ceremony was attended by several ministers and senior government representatives, members of the parliament, including the vice speaker, members of the diplomatic corps, international development partners, […]

20.07.2016

First report card maps out scope of undertaking to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Report reveals that benefits of development are not equally shared by all New York, 19 July 2016 – As the world begins the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 13 per cent of the world population still lives in extreme poverty, 800 million people are suffering […]

28.06.2016

Secretary-General Announces Common Ground Initiative with Advertising’s ‘Big Six’ in support of the Global Goals

Cannes, France – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the launch of a first-of-its-kind initiative developed among the six largest communications businesses globally in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Today, the communications industry is taking a historic, first-of-its-kind step to beat poverty, injustice and inequality,” said the Secretary-General, speaking at the Lions […]

19.06.2016

The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme

The main objective of the Fellowship is to provide advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines, to government officials and «fiber mid—level professionals from developing States. We are pleased to note that during the last twelve years, 120 awards have been made to nationals of 70 States. […]

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