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26.10.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at Baku Forum on Sustainable Development

Mr. Ali Ahmadov [Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development], Ms. Inga Rhonda King [President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)], Mr. Rashid Khalikov [Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations], Mr. Shahin Mustafayev [Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan], Mr. Sahil Babayev […]

25.09.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at National Workshop on Accelerating the contribution of sustainable food and agriculture to the achievement of the SDGs in Azerbaijan

I welcome this initiative from FAO as an opportunity to engage in and facilitate the multi-stakeholder dialogue on SDGs in Azerbaijan in relation to the contribution of agriculture to inclusive and sustainable development and to assess the actions needed for accelerating SDG achievement. Looking back, major improvements in agricultural productivity have been recorded over recent […]

24.09.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at the Special Olympics Youth Forum

On behalf of the United Nations office in Azerbaijan, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the participants and especially those who have come a long way to this important forum and beautiful city of Baku. I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me to say few words at the […]

22.09.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at International Day of Peace event

Ms. Leyla Aliyeva, Founder of IDEA Public Union, Mr. Sahil Babayev, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Azerbaijan, Ms. Elmira Suleymanova, Human Rights Commissioner of Azerbaijan, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I would like to thank the organisers for giving me the opportunity to speak at today’s event, “Peace to the World”, which […]

05.06.2018

Opening speech by Edward Carwardine, UN Resident Coordinator a.i., at the National Youth Forum on “Agenda 2030: Focus on Environment”

Ms. Leyla Aliyeva, Head of “IDEA” Public Union, Mr. Mukhtar Babayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, distinguished guests, and especially dear young participants I am delighted to address you today on behalf of the United Nations System in Azerbaijan on the critical issue of the environment within the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and, […]

20.05.2018

Ghulam Isaczai’s opening remarks at AIESEC’s Youth Speak Forum

  Distinguished delegates, Young leaders, Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to speak to you at this Youth Speak Forum which aims to collect the common voice of the Azerbaijani young people and educate them about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. I express my appreciation for AIESEC Azerbaijan for […]

30.04.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai’s speech at the opening of the conference on Important Role of Hydrometeorology Organisations in the Adaptation to Climate Change

I want to thank the Ministry of Ecology and WMO for inviting me to speak at this conference. Let me also take this opportunity to welcome Secretary General  Petteri Taalas to Baku. Only two days ago, on 22 April, millions of people across the world marked the historic Earth Day.

25.12.2017

Ghulam Isaczai on the role of Parliament in the implementation of 2030 Agenda

Deputy PM and Chair of the NCCSD, Mr. Ali Ahmadov Vice Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Ziyafet Askerov Honorable members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here to speak on behalf of the United Nations about the role of Parliament in the implementation of 2030 Agenda. I would like to […]

24.10.2017

Ghulam Isaczai's speech during the UN Day celebration in Azerbaijan

Excellency Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Members of Parliament, Distinguished Representatives of the Government, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and Development Partners, My colleagues from the United Nations, Dear Guests, On behalf of the entire United Nations family in Azerbaijan, I would like to extend my warmest welcome and thank you all […]

25.09.2017

Ghulam Isaczai’s opening remarks at the conference on engagement of Parliaments in advancing women health and gender equality in Eastern Partnership countries

On behalf of the United Nations family in Azerbaijan, let me also join others and extend my warm greetings and welcome you all especially those coming from far away places to this beautiful city of Baku. I would like to thank the Azerbaijani Parliament for hosting today’s event and partnering with the United Nations, the […]

09.06.2017

Ghulam M. Isaczai's speech at the SDGs Panel Discussion on "Women and Development"

It is really my pleasure to join this group of distinguished panellists under the leadership of Mr. Ali Ahmadov to talk about the Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality and Women empowerment. This is a topic that is very close to our heart and UN mandate and is of equal importance to Azerbaijan. Let me also […]

30.05.2017

Ghulam M. Isaczai's remark at the High-level Seminar on Statistics

Dear Mr. Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister Dear Mr. Tahir Budagov, Chairman of the State Statistics Committee Dear Mr. Ashish Kumar, Director of UN Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UN SIAP) Thank you for inviting me to join this sub-regional Workshop on Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for High-Level Official Statisticians (workshop includes […]

02.05.2017

Ghulam M. Isaczai's remark at the Panel Discussion dedicated to the role of Civil Society in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”

First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Ali Ahmadov as Chair of the NCCSD for initiating a series of discussions around the SDGs issues that offer opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. SDGs agenda is too ambitious to be realized just by governments on their own. The unprecedented spirit of […]

10.04.2017

Ghulam M. İsaczai's remark at the open lesson on SDGs "Education for All"

Salam, uşaqlar! My name is Ghulam and I work for the United Nations – a global international organisation which provides support to the Government of Azerbaijan in its achieving sustainable development, including the Sustainable Development Goals. I have been observing you with a great pleasure and, I must say, I am impressed with your knowledge […]

17.03.2017

Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at the panel discussion on “The role of Science and Research in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan”

Dear Mr. Ali Ahmedov, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairperson of the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development, Dear Mr. Akif Alizada, President of the National Academy of Science Dear Mr. Ziyad Samadzada, Member of Parliament Dear Mr. Adalat Muradov, Rector of Azerbaijan State Economic University Distinguished representatives of academia, ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure […]

30.01.2017

Ghulam M. Isaczai's speech delivered at the Conference on "The Role of Education in Socio-Economic Development"

Dear Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Deputy Minister of Education, Dear Mr. Sahib Mammedov, Deputy Minister of Economy, Dear Mr. Adalet Muradov, Rector of Azerbaijan State University of Economics, Honorable representatives of the Government and Members of Parliament, Dear Rectors and Professors, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honor to be here among you today and I would like to take this opportunity […]

19.01.2017

Ghulam Isaczai's Speech at the UNAPF Steering Committee Meeting

Dear Minister of Economy Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, Dear Deputy Minister Ms. Sevinj Hasanova, Distinguished representatives of the Government of Azerbaijan, Dear Colleagues from the UN System in Azerbaijan, Ladies and Gentlemen, Hörmətli xanımlar və cənablar, sabahınız xeyir! First, I would like to extend new year’s greetings and welcome you all to the first meeting of […]

21.11.2016

Ghulam M. Isaczai's speech at the Launching Ceremony the 16 days of activism against GBV campaign

I’m very pleased to join you today to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and to launch the 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence. In the next 16 days, the campaign will take place in Baku and all the regions of the country through awareness raising sessions on […]

28.10.2016

Speech by Ghulam M. Isaczai at the Reception dedicated to UN Day and UN Staff Day

Dear Hijran khanim, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, Honorable Members of Parliament, Distinguished Representatives of the Government, Excellencies, Ambassadors, and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, My colleagues from the United Nations Hörmətli xanımlar və cənablar, I would like to sincerely thank all of for joining our UN family to celeberate the 71st […]

25.10.2016

Ghulam M. Isaczai's Speech at the project inception conference on "Combating Gender Based Violence in Azerbaijan"

I’m pleased to join you today for the important event that marks the beginning of yet another promising cooperation relationship between the Government of Azerbaijan, UNFPA and USAID. My special thanks go to Ms. Hijran Huseynova for her dedicated efforts to ensure that the cases of gender based violence and discrimination don’t cast a shadow […]

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