UNDP has been providing support to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) since its establishment in 2005 to pursue reforms and improve the overall delivery and quality of public services. With support of UNDP the Civil Service Commission achieved significant results in formulation of unified state policy in the area of civil service, in the introduction of a competitive and transparent centralized recruitment system for the civil service, in re-training and professional development of civil servants
Landmines are easy to lay, but far harder to clear. Once in the ground, they threaten human lives and livelihoods when people cannot use contaminated land. Azerbaijan is one of many countries struggling to clean up landmines in the wake of a conflict. Its mine problem goes back nearly a quarter of a century to the 1988 clash with Armenia over the autonomous region ofNagorno Karabakh.
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.