Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development programme helps Azerbaijan achieve improvements in people’s lives by providing access to the necessary skills and resources for the unemployed, engaging with the private sector for continued growth, improving environmental management and mitigating climate change effects. As part of this programme, UNDP also broadens the perspectives of young people on development issues by teaching Human Development course in universities.

Our Goals

UNDP aims to strengthen the country's ability to make progress in sustainable human development. Our projects promote diversification of the economy as a basis for improving decent work opportunities, while ensuring that current and future patterns of economic growth do not impact negatively on environment and natural resource base. more

Over-grazing threatens pasture productivity

UNDP aims to help pastoralists in the Greater Caucasus to introduce more sustainable practices (Photo: Agne Limante)More

Our Stories

Plastic recycling in Ismayilly (Photo: Allison Kwesell)

Solid Waste Management: Cleaner, Safer, Greener!

Azerbaijan inherited deficient waste management system from the former Soviet Union. Due to the collapsed management system and chaotic dumping, the waste collection and processing wasmore 

A woman withdraws her pension in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Pension Reforms to Serve and Protect the Vulnerable

During the first years of independence, Azerbaijan suffered a severe economic crisis which quickly resulted in a collapse of the social safety net maintained during themore 

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Projects and Initiatives

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