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  • 02 Dec 2014
    Statement by Antonius Broek, UNDP Resident Representative in Azerbaijan

    I am delighted to be with you at the launching ceremony of the “Civil Service Training Centre” project, funded by EU and implemented by UNDP and GIZ in close cooperation with the Civil Service Commission of Azerbaijan.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on World AIDS Day

    The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil society, and reducing inequalities. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital too. These lessons have been learned in the fight against HIV. If the AIDS epidemic is to be ended as a public health threat by 2030, the sense of urgency and commitment to human rights which drove the early days of the response cannot be lost.

  • 25 Nov 2014
    Mr. Antonius Broek's remarks at the National Conference on preventing gender-based violence and early marriages

    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 aims to bring more attention to and intensify actions against the different forms of violence and discrimination faced by women in Azerbaijan.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Second unit of Sheki hydropower station launched

    Today, the opening ceremony of the second unit for Sheki hydropower station has been held. The installation of the unit was performed in the framework of the joint project on “Promoting Development of Sustainable Energy in Azerbaijan” between the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy (SAARES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Azerbaijan. The project was funded by the European Union (EU) and the Government of Norway.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Antonius Broek: Closing Remarks at the Global Forum on Youth Policies

    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 and their teams for tireless efforts over the past year to organize such a successful Global Forum.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Opening Remarks at the First Global Forum on Youth Policies

    It is my pleasure to be with all of you, today, in Baku, to represent the United Nations Development Programme, one of the co-conveners of this first Global Forum on Youth Policies. Let me first thank our generous host, His Excellency President Ilham Aliyev, his Minister of Youth and Sports, His Excellency Azad Rahimov, and the other co-conveners, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe, for co-organizing this event which will provide a great opportunity for an ambitious engagement around the Baku Commitment on Youth.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking released today. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “commendable performance” in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator welcomed the willingness of Azerbaijan to share its experience and knowledge in the context of South-South Cooperation

    Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chairperson of the U.N. Development Group, completed her visit to Azerbaijan today. The purpose of the visit was to further deepen existing cooperation in areas of mutual interest between Azerbaijan and UNDP, and to explore new opportunities for partnership

  • 03 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark's speech at ADA University

    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 life with the objective of training students for diplomatic careers. As it is diplomats in New York who carry responsibility for negotiating the new global development agenda, the post-2015 debate is highly relevant to all aspiring to diplomatic careers at this time.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    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.

  • 01 Oct 2014
    Head of UNDP is in Azerbaijan

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark began her visit to Azerbaijan. She gave a briefing to the press on the objectives of the visit at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In the briefing, Helen Clark expressed satisfaction for seeing Azerbaijan as a middle-income country and stressed the importance of strengthening strategic cooperation between the UNDP and Azerbaijan.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    UNDP Administrator to Visit Azerbaijan

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark will visit Azerbaijan in 1-4 October 2014. The objectives of the visit are to reiterate the organization’s high level of support for the sustainable development of Azerbaijan; emphasize the government’s achievements in many areas of economic and social development; and acknowledge the readiness of Azerbaijan to embark on the path of becoming a full-fledged member of the donor community.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Training on sustainable pasture monitoring and management held in Ismayilli region

    In the framework of the EC Clima East Pilot Project on “Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change,” trainings on pasture monitoring and inventory for 3000 hectares of pilot summer pastures in the Ismayilli region were held in 14-28 August, 2014. These activities were implemented in cooperation with Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Project on “Sustainable Land and Forest Management in the Greater Caucasus Landscape and GIZ’s (German Technical Cooperation) SMB ( Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in South Caucasus) Project.”

  • 14 Aug 2014
    LAYİHƏ QRANT ELANI: Avropa İttifaqının «QHT-lərin bacarıqlarının inkişafı əsasında ekoloji idarəetmə sisteminin gücləndirilməsi»

  • 08 Aug 2014
    Call for Participants: The First Global Forum on Youth Policies

  • 01 Aug 2014
    UNDP changing to become more effective and efficient

    UNDP’s Executive Board approved in 2013 a new Strategic Plan to give the organisation a sharper focus in pursuing these goals. A key element is to improve UNDP’s organisational effectiveness in achieving and reporting results, through greater openness, agility and adaptability. Alongside improved management of financial and human resources, this will enable us to deliver higher quality programmes to address development challenges facing the world.

  • 17 Jul 2014
    Workshop to strengthen flood forecasting and early warning systems

    A two-day workshop on flood forecasting and early warning systems kicked off in Gabala yesterday. Held as part of the project “Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water & Flood Management by Vulnerable Mountainous Communities in the Greater Caucasus Region,” the workshop brings together local stakeholders including project staff, beneficiaries, national and international experts, and delegates from the vulnerable mountainous communities in question. They plan to share their expertise on flood forecasting and early warning systems in the field.

  • 15 Jul 2014
    Closing Ceremony of the "Second Round of Post-2015 National Consultations in Azerbaijan. Dialogue with Civil Society: Young People" Model United Nations Workshop

  • 27 Jun 2014
    UNDP RR's Opening remarks at the Presentation of joint UNDP-IOM Research Report

    We believe the findings of the research can be of interest to the central and local authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Parliamentarians, representatives of communities of the Azerbaijani Diaspora, International Organizations and all stakeholders aiming or standing ready to improve the development opportunities, rights and social protection of migrants’ spouses and families staying behind in this country.

  • 27 Jun 2014
    Joint research report on Migrants Spouses and Family members presented.

    IOM together with UNDP presented a joint research report on Migrants’ spouses and family members, staying behind in Azerbaijan at UN House. The report is the results of the project “Building Knowledge and Improving Support for Migrants’ Spouses and Family Members Staying Behind in Azerbaijan”, which was carried out by the IOM under UNDP’s programme on “Support Gender Research in Azerbaijan”. IOM was able to undertake this very important research thanks to the financial support of UNDP in Azerbaijan.

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The World the People of Azerbaijan Want

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The publication summarizes progress of the UN System in Azerbaijan towards achieving the outcomes of the UN Development Assistance Framework and charts out the work plan for 2013.

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