Baku, 10 June 2021 - Seventeen young Azerbaijanis have been selected as the country’s youth ambassadors for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Their names were officially announced at a ceremonial launch held today in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Ali Ahmadov, UNDP Resident Representative Alessandro Fracassetti, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Intigam Babayev and Member of Parliament Mazahir Afandiyev.
Over the next two years, the 17 Youth Ambassadors will work on a voluntary basis to help spread the work about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promoting these goals on mass media, holding training sessions and presentations in various institutions, participating in regional, national and international events and other relevant activities.
Announcing the appointments, Deputy Minister Ahmadov emphasised the valuable role the ambassadors will play as torchbearers for the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. UNDP’s Fracassetti reiterated this message, adding that “Today’s youth are our best hope for a better tomorrow.”
The following young Azerbaijanis were selected following a call for applications and an interview process, with the focus of their SDG work:
|Ms. Shargiyya Hasanova||SDG 1: Zero Poverty|
|Ms. Bayimkhanim Mammadova||SDG 2: Zero Hunger|
|Ms. Amina Abdullayeva||SDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing|
|Ms. Sevinc Nabizade||SDG 4: Quality Education|
|Ms. Saadat Aghayeva||SDG 5: Gender Equality|
|Mr. Firuz Suleymanov||SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation|
|Ms. Laman Jalilova||SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy|
|Mr. Khayal Mammadli||SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth|
|Mr. Samad Samadzada||SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure|
|Ms. Seljan Ibadzade||SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities|
|Ms. Fatima Davudlu||SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Ms. Rabiyat Haydarli||SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production|
|Mr. Tural Maharramov||SDG 13: Climate Action|
|Mr. Eldar Esgerov||SDG 14: Life below Water|
|Ms. Gulsare Gasimova||SDG 15: Life on Land|
|Ms. Lala Sultanli||SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions|
|Mr. Haji Mayilov||SDG 17: Partnership for Goals|
The Youth Ambassadors initiative is part of a joint project for “Creating new platforms to support active youth engagement in global policy debates”. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP with the aim of supporting greater youth participation in decision-making.