16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign launched in Azerbaijan

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – The conference marking the launch of “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign to advocate to end of violence against women and girls was held by the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, United Nations Population Fund...

Community preparedness for water related stress would enable them to participate at risk mitigation processes

Gabala, Azerbaijan: A workshop on flood forecasting and early warning system has kicked of today in Gabala city of Azerbaijan where UNDP and GEF are implementing a joint project in close collaboration with the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The workshop brought together local stakeholders, project...

Improving sanitary and phytosanitary measures in custom is a priority as these aspects are increasingly important to both Azerbaijan and Georgia

Baku, Azerbaijan: On 21-23 November, representatives of Azerbaijan’s State Custom Committee and Georgian Revenue Service attended a bilateral training on sensitization of EU standards in risk management and risk analyses of Sanitary and Phytosanitary controls at Border Crossing Points.  The training was held in...

Joint project on modernization of ICT infrastructure and services in Azerbaijan is to be realized

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan agreed on implementation of the next step of the project on “Modernization of Sustainability and Efficiency of ICT Infrastructure and Services in the Republic of...

Statement by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan in support of the establishment of the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development

Baku, Azerbaijan - The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan welcomes the Presidential Decree on establishment of the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development. We are encouraged to see that the Government is creating the National Coordination Council on Sustainable Development, as a...

Women entrepreneurship and youth employment will support Azerbaijan in achieving inclusive growth, development partners say

Masalli, Azerbaijan – The Government of Azerbaijan, the US Agency for International Development and the UN Development Programme in Azerbaijan officially opened a Women Resource Center and  a SYSLAB Employment Center in Masalli region of Azerbaijan on Thursday. These centers were established in the framework of...

UNDP commends the adoption of the National Bio-diversity Strategy and Action Plan for Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan - United Nations Development Programme welcomed the National Bio-diversity Strategy and Action Plan for 2017-2020 adopted by the President of Azerbaijan. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai highlighted the importance of the National Strategy...

UNDP Assistant Administrator highlighted the importance of Azerbaijan’s contribution in the context of international development

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN -  “This is a timely event with some important themes. The round table on the human capital of migrants and refugees addresses an issue of great importance. The number of people displaced by conflict and violence around the world is now estimated at 65 million – the highest figure since the...

Game of Thrones Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau named UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

he United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed globally acclaimed actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his starring role on HBO’s Game of Thrones, as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. In this new role, the Danish actor will focus on raising awareness and support for the Sustainable Development Goals. Also known as the Global Goals, they are a universal call to action to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.

United by a passion for a stronger world

Over the last two years, UNDP in Azerbaijan has collaborated to establish a Model United Nations and boost the MUN movement in the country. The Model UN movement unites youth from different educational backgrounds and social status. Their shared interest in global affairs unites them, creating a strong network...

Joint project on Civil Service Training signed

Baku, Azerbaijan – Today, the signing ceremony of the joint project on “Support to the Civil Service Training in the Republic of Azerbaijan" was held at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The project document is signed by the United Nations Development...

Technical facilities were handed over to improve the service in the border area of Azerbaijan

On May 14, 2016 the ceremony of the official handover of technical facilities was held at the Academy of State Border Services in the framework of the joint project on “Better coordination on the protection of the land border between Azerbaijan and Georgia”. During the event, off-road and all-terrain vechicles,...

Project launched to increase civil society’s role in advancing gender equality and women’s rights

Today the Project Inception Ceremony was held to launch the project on “Enabling civil society to play a greater role in advancing gender equality and women’s rights”. The project aims to increase the role of the civil society in advancing women’s rights and promote rural women’s economic and social...

Model UN Conference held in Nakhchivan

On 12-15 May, 2016 Model United Nations Conference in Nakhchivan is being held at Nakhchivan State University for the first time. This event is UNDP’s first event ever organized in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.  The work of UN General Assembly will be simulated at the Conference with the topic of  "Development of...

Project on development of Border Crossing Point between Azerbaijan and Georgia launched

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Azerbaijan, together with the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, has launched a project to support the development of a border crossing point between Azerbaijan and Georgia. The project will be focused on the Red Bridge crossing...

New project to support youth employment in Azerbaijan signed

28 April 2016, BAKU – The Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population, Salim Muslumov  and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Ghulam M. Isaczai signed a project document on “Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurship and Employment”, with a total budget of $189,000....

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Managing Droughts and Floods in Azerbaijan

Mehemmed Veliyev, a 45-year-old farmer living in Abrikh Village in Azerbaijan, had a good life. He had hectares of land to grow fruits and hazelnut. However, the environment he depended upon turned on him one day in 2008, when a flash flood came from the mountains and destroyed his land. For Veliyev now, life is a...

In Azerbaijan, new women entrepreneurs off to a fresh start

When 31 year-old Gunel Samadova heard about the recently opened Women Resource Centre in Neftchala, she immediately signed up for the course. The centre offers, among other things, technical support to women to set up their own companies. ‘I have been dreaming about opening a fitness centre in Neftchala to...

Life on Land

This video portrays how the forests and summer pastures of Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan degrade because of overgrazing and exceeding cattle/sheep breeding. We are introducing eco-system based approach to sustainable manage the exceeding practice. This video is prepared in the framework of the projects on "Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change" (Clima East Pilot Project and "Sustainable Land and Forest Management in the Greater Caucasus landscape" (GEF Project). Projects are financed by EU and GEF, respectively.

Documentary Film "Strong UN. Better World."

This documentary film highlights areas of viable cooperation between the United Nations and Azerbaijan over the last twenty-three years, our joint activities in the field of sustainable development in Azerbaijan and promotes the values and principles of the United Nations in the country. The film is dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations, observed together with the Government, development partners and civil society of Azerbaijan.