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Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius Paris, 12 December 2015 – An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today. The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all […]


United Nations Agencies in Azerbaijan pool efforts to end Gender-Based Violence

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) teamed up with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs and other  development partners to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and launch […]


UN Committee against Torture publishes findings Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Austria, Denmark, China and Jordan

GENEVA (9 December 2015) – The UN Committee against Torture has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 9 November to 9 December: Liechtenstein, Azerbaijan, Austria, Denmark, China, Hong Kong China, Macao China and Jordan. The findings cover positive aspects of how the respective State is implementing the Convention […]


UN Committee against Torture to review Azerbaijan

GENEVA (5 November  2015) – The UN Committee against Torture is due to review Azerbaijan on 11 and 12 November in sessions that will be webcast live. Azerbaijan is one of the 158 states that have ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and so is required to […]


Urgent action needed to address child statelessness before problems become “set in stone”: UNHCR warns

Stateless children across the world share the same feelings of discrimination, frustration and despair, says a new UNHCR report, warning that urgent action is needed before statelessness sets in stone problems haunting their childhood. The first geographically diverse survey of the views of stateless children says the common problems they face in the countries under […]


UNHCR warns of looming refugee crisis as women flee Central America and Mexico

Washington, D.C., 28 October 2015 (UNHCR) – Women in Central America and Mexico are fleeing their countries in rising numbers to escape a surge in deadly, unchecked gang violence, fueling a looming refugee crisis in the Americas that demands urgent and concerted action by the states of the region, the United Nations refugee agency warned […]


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United Nations jointly observe the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations in Azerbaijan

United Nations (UN) in Azerbaijan, jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in partnership with other Government counterparts and development partners, will observe the 70th anniversary at a joint conference on Friday, 23 October, at ADA University , which will be the first opportunity to discuss a newly endorsed 2030 […]



BAKU – On 24 October, during the United Nations Day more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue – the official color of the United Nations, as part of the “Turn the World into UN Blue” global campaign to […]


Regional training events on “Improvement of the Asylum Referral Mechanism” for border-guards and representatives of other law-enforcement bodies working in the border-regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Within the framework of the Asylum Quality Initiative Project (QIEE Project), UNHCR Representation in Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Ombudsman Office and the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Department of the State Migration Service (SMS) and with the support of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan is organizing one day targeted joint training […]


Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 millions

This year, over half a million people, the majority of them refugees, have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe. European countries have been struggling to deal with this influx of refugees and migrants. To respond to this emergency, UNHCR established a Special Mediterranean Initiative (SMI) and is working closely with the […]

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