TARTAR, Azerbaijan, 9 July 2019 – On the initiative of the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Azerbaijan visited the Shikharkh village of Tartar district.
The UNCT members participated at the event entitled ‘A day with IDPs: leaving no one behind’, which took place at a newly-built settlement for internally displaced people.
“We do our best to ensure that IDPs in Azerbaijan equally benefit from socio-economic programmes and the projects implemented or funded by the UN agencies operating in the country,” said Ghulam Isaczai, the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan, in his opening speech.
“These projects are aimed to improve the social and economic well-being of people by fostering economy and livelihoods, protecting the environment, improving the quality of health, education and other social services,” he added.
Following this event, the UNCT members and government representatives visited the Bayimsarov village of Tatar district and met with IDPs. The UN Youth Advisory Council, in turn, conducted a training course on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for IDP youth.