Date News

The Secretary-General's Toast at lunch for Heads of State and Government

What a remarkable bunch of days we have just had. Only at the United Nations can Pope Francis and Shakira appear on the same stage within minutes of each other! I didn’t know whether I should pray or dance! We also hosted Hollywood superstar Michael Douglas and Jazz icon Herbie Hancock. Those two could make […]



I am pleased to welcome you to this High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation. I thank His Excellency President XI Jinping of China for inviting me to co-host. China has lifted millions of people from extreme poverty. And the country is a leader in advancing South-South cooperation. Notable initiatives include the BRICS Development Bank, the Asia […]


Mr. Antonius Broek's remarks at the National Conference on preventing gender-based violence and early marriages

Dear Ms Hijran Huseynova, Dear Ms Pramilla Patten, Dear Mr. Derek Hogan, Dear Guests, Dear Media Friends. On behalf of the UN in Azerbaijan, I would like to thank Ms Hijran Huseynova, the Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, for taking the lead in observing this campaign and setting yet another good tradition that […]


Closing Statement by Mr. Antonius Broek, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Azerbaijan at the Global Forum on Youth Policies

Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues and Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to deliver these closing remarks on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, after such a wonderful three-day event. I would like to warmly thank our host, the Government of Azerbaijan and the other co-conveners, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and the Council of Europe […]


UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark's speech at ADA University

From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities My thanks go to Rector Dr Hafiz Pashayev and ADA University for inviting me to speak to you today on the current global debate on what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals at the end of 2015. I understand that this university began its […]


Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech at IV Baku International Humanitarian Forum

It is my pleasure to represent United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at this opening of the IV International Humanitarian Forum. At the outset, let me thank his Excellency, the President of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, for convening today’s Forum which provides an important opportunity for an exchange of ideas on a wide range of issues. […]


UN Resident Coordinator's speech at the closing ceremony of the Second Round of Post-2015 National Consultations in Azerbaijan. Dialogue with Civil Society: Young People

I am very pleased to participate in the closing and award ceremony of the MUN organized in the framework of the second round of Post-2015 national consultations. The consultations are co-organized by UNDP, UNFPA, the Ministry of Youth and Sport and the National Assembly of Youth Organizations. The current Post-2015 national consultations in Azerbaijan are […]


Mr. Antonius Broek’s speech in the second round of Post-2015 National Consultation in Ganja

I am very pleased that today, we have gathered in the second largest city of Azerbaijan to discuss the future of the world and the region and your country, and your suggestions about how to formulate and implement our development strategy beyond 2015. We decided to visit Ganja, because Ganja is a historical city with […]


The 7th ECO International Conference on Disaster Risk Management

Allow me on behalf of the United Nations Country Team in Azerbaijan to welcome you all to this two-day International Conference on Disaster Risk Management. I wish, in particular, to extend my appreciation to Minister Kamaleddin Heydarov for hosting this important event, which is a testimony to the importance the Government of Azerbaijan attaches to regional […]


UN Secretary-General 's video-message for Model UN Security Council Conference on cyber-security

Ministers of the Government of Azerbaijan,  United Nations Country Team,  Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi my Envoy on Youth,  Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to greet this Model UN Conference.  I commend your initiative to bring student representatives to Baku from all current members of the Security Council. I congratulate the organizers: the Ministry of […]

Upcoming events
December 2019
09 December / Monday
Follow us on: