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23.05.2019

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai’s speech at the launch event of initial findings of the GBV costs study

Dear Hijran Huseynova, Chair of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs; Dear Government officials, Members of Parliament, UN colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,   Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic and one of the most pervasive human rights violations. It is a moral affront to all women and girls, a mark […]

10.05.2019

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai’s speech at the International Conference on “Mountains: culture, landscapes and biodiversity”

Mr Huseyn Baghirov, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Western Caspian University, Professors and students, Distinguished guests,   It is a great honour for me to be here today at the International Conference dedicated to “Mountains: culture, landscapes and biodiversity”. I would like to thank the Western Caspian University, especially its Mountain Culture and Landscape […]

06.05.2019

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai’s speech at the event dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the vision aid missions by the Japanese Fuji Optical private company to Azerbaijan

Mr Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure today to speak at the event celebrating 15th anniversary of Fuji vision aid mission to Azerbaijan. Every year UNHCR’s Office in Azerbaijan facilitates such missions in close cooperation with the Government of Azerbaijan to arrange free of charge eye-screening and […]

13.03.2019

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai’s speech at the International Day of Nowruz event

Dear Ambassador Erkan Ozoral, Dear Abulfas Garayev, the Minister of Culture, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   International Day of Nowruz was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution adopted on 23 February 2010, at the initiative of several countries that share this holiday including Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Albania, North Macedonia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, […]

07.03.2019

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam Isaczai’s speech at the International Women’s Day celebration

Dear Ali Ahmadov, (Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan) Dear Hijran Huseynova, (Chairperson of the Azerbaijan State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs) My UN Colleagues, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to be here

10.12.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at the exhibition devoted to Human Rights Day

Excellences, Colleagues and friends, On behalf of the United Nations in Azerbaijan, I would like to welcome you all and thank you for your participation at the Human Rights Exhibition Day which is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Museum Centre of the Ministry of Culture.

07.12.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at the conference devoted to Human Rights Day

>> Conference: “Ensuring human rights equally is a basic ground for peace and sustainable development” <<   Excellencies, Colleagues and friends, It is my pleasure to participate in the commemoration event of the Human Rights Day and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

05.12.2018

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

Ladies and gentlemen, UN colleagues and fellow delegates, Who are the first responders after a disaster happens? Who are behind some of major global movements such ban the landmine, environment, climate change, animal right, civil rights, anti-apartheid, anti-war etc. Who is the likely person to help a distressed neighbour? Volunteers!

04.12.2018

UN Resident Coordinator Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at the launch of Gender Assessment Report “Women in private sector in Azerbaijan, Challenges and Opportunities”

Dear Ms. Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, H.E. Mr. Philipp Stalder, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in the Republic of Azerbaijan, UN colleagues, members of the diplomatic corps, Representatives of Azerbaijan’s diverse and highly competitive business community, Excellencies, Khanimlar ve janablar, xosh gorduk! (Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome!)

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.

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 […]

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