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International community commits to refocus attention on Afghan refugee situation; calls for increased support for regional solutions

Geneva: The international community today reaffirmed its commitment towards seeking lasting solutions for millions of Afghan refugees, in a bid to end one of the longest displacement situations in recorded history. In a statement issued during UNHCR’s 66th meeting of the Executive Committee, member states pledged support to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to create […]


FAO Director-General meets Leyla Aliyeva, FAO Goodwill Ambassador for Azerbaijan

Exploring joint activities focusing on the fight against hunger and malnutrition. 2 September 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held talks with Leyla Aliyeva, FAO National Goodwill Ambassador and Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to explore joint activities focusing on the fight against hunger and malnutrition. By collaborating with FAO, […]


United Nations Launches Global Film Series to Fight Homophobia, Transphobia

New York (27 July, 2015): In support of the United Nations Free & Equal Campaign, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Department of Public Information are launching a Global Film Series– a diverse collection of documentary films by celebrated filmmakers that explore the lives of […]


MUN Summer School held in Dashkesan under the #UN70 and #Action2015 Campaigns

On 10-14 August 2015 Youth Training and Leisure Center in Dashkesan hosted Model UN Summer School. The ultimate goal of this School  that brought together up to 80 participants from different universities of Azerbaijan, was to foster the interest of youth to international relations and diplomacy, as well as share experience with young diplomats and […]


Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection New York—The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development […]


World Bank Group Launches New Country Partnership Framework to Support Azerbaijan’s Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Growth

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2015—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today discussed and endorsed the 2015-2020 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Azerbaijan. This CPF represents a five year joint strategy of the World Bank Group comprising the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). […]


“POST-2015 Development Agenda and Azerbaijanı Youth” Final Conference

The conference on “Post-2015 Development Agenda and Azerbaijani Youth” was held today by joint cooperation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Academy of Public Administration, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and the National Assembly of Youth Organizations of Republic of Azerbaijan (NAYORA). The conference was a validation and closing of post-2015 national consultations which had been held […]


“Connecting for Better Future”: International Conference on Youth Participation starts in Gandja”

BAKU, November 27, 2014 – Today young people from 8 countries will meet in Gandja to exchange experiences on youth participation in decision making. Young leaders will be joined by high-level government officials, including Office of the President, media, district authorities and civil society representatives. The meeting is organized by the Ministry of Youth and […]


UNDP Administrator welcomed the willingness of Azerbaijan to share its experience and knowledge in the context of South-South Cooperation

Baku, 4 October 2014: Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chairperson of the U.N. Development Group, completed her visit to Azerbaijan today. The purpose of the visit was to further deepen existing cooperation in areas of mutual interest between Azerbaijan and UNDP, and to explore new opportunities for partnership. Helen […]


Azerbaijan hosted the Global Forum on Youth Policies

(UN News Centre) 30 October 2014 – The United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, which brought together over 700 participants from over 165 countries, concluded in Azerbaijan today with the launch of an outcome document pledging to support countries that are in the process of developing and “elevating” national youth policy. “I am happy […]

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