The United Nations System in Azerbaijan currently embraces 19 UN funds, programmes and specialised agencies, both resident and non-resident, which are working together in formulating common approaches to strategic issues and ensuring coherence in action and advocacy in support of national development priorities. The UN in Azerbaijan is driven by a vision of a unified UN presence that acts, speaks and delivers as one, fully drawing upon the comparative advantages of UN agencies and harnessing the wide range of expertise across the UN system.
The work of the United Nations System is guided by the United Nations-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework (UNAPF) 2016-2020. Agreed in 2016, this is the fourth cooperation document to have been signed between the United Nations agencies and the Government, and marks a transition from the assistance paradigm to a greater emphasis on an expanded partnership which enhances the effectiveness and stronger coherence of the UN support, maximizing its value as a viable partner in increasing development impact and achieving measurable results. The framework has been guided by the country’s development aspirations as set out in ‘Azerbaijan – 2020: The Vision of the Future’ as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and was developed following inclusive and participatory consultations with a number of partners.