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  • 01 Apr 2014
    Azerbaijan will host 2014 Global Forum on Youth Policies

    On 26 March, 2014 The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi and the Minister of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Azad Rahimov, announced that the Global Forum on Youth Policies, an international gathering of over 700 Government-level Ministers, experts and youth organizations, is to be held in Baku from 28 to 30 October, 2014.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 06 Mar 2014
    Post-2015: the global conversation continues with new dialogues

    The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), announced its plan to launch Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda in initially 50 countries.

  • 07 Feb 2014
    Speech of UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Broek at III Tax Forum in Baku

    First of all, let me express on behalf of the United Nations my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the professional day of tax system employees of the Azerbaijan Republic and our appreciation goes to the organizers of this forum, which allows us to discuss a very important subject - the tax system in Azerbaijan.

  • 08 Jan 2014
    UNDP held first MUN Security Council Conference in Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan’s first International Model UN Security Council Conference held on 21-25 October was organized within the joint project "Youth Participation in Decision Making and Policy Implementation" between the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP Azerbaijan. This was a time when the Republic of Azerbaijan chaired the United Nations Security Council as a result of election a non-permanent member of the Council. A four-day conference brought together 45 university students and graduates of 15 states currently serving as members of the UN Security Council including Azerbaijan.

  • 06 Jan 2014
    Regional Cooperation for Peace and Stability - a study tour and dialogue visit in Georgia

  • 25 Nov 2013
    Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented

    Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    UNDP RR's speech at Opening ceremony of the Educational Training Center for training

    Dear Minister Garayev, dear students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be with you at the opening of the Educational Training Centre of the Baku Tourism Vocation School. This event is exceptional to me because I participate here in double capacity: as a representative of the donor organization that, along with the Government, has contributed, to the upgrade of the School, and, being a foreigner, as one of the future beneficiaries of the project and a client of the school graduates.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    UN RC/ UNDP RR's speech on 16 Days of Activism

    It is a great pleasure to be here with you today to mark the International Day Against Violence Against Women and launch 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. These 16 days will demonstrate the solidarity with women around the world to stop violence against women and to create the tools and concrete actions to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Antonius Broek's speech in a round table on UN Day

    - Welcome participants of the roundtable, which brings together key actors in the field of human rights on this special day. Today’s 24 October we celebrate UN Day already since 1948, and interestingly it is the day that Azerbaijan was elected to the UN Security Council, to bring attention to the work, role and achievements of the United Nations, which have been really good in many areas of for instance achieving the MDGs, gender equality, halting HIV, advancing health and education and importantly in the field of democracy and human rights.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    UN Secretary-General Message on United Nations Day

    Dear friends, United Nations Day is a chance to recognize how much this invaluable Organization contributes to peace and common progress. It is a time to reflect on what more we can do to realize our vision for a better world. The fighting in Syria is our biggest security challenge.

  • 23 Oct 2013
    International Model UN Security Council Conference proved the successful implementation of the joint project

    The Model UN Security Council Conference organized in Baku continues its work. After the two-day pre-conference training workshop the participants have started role playing to simulate the UN Security Council at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy today.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    The official opening ceremony of International Model UN Security Council Conference was held

    The official inauguration ceremony of the Model UN Security Council Conference has been held in Baku today. The ceremony started with the visit of the participants of the conference to the Honorary Cemetery and Martyrs’ Avenue and continued in “Four Seasons” Hotel.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    UN Secretary-General 's video-message for Model UN Security Council Conference on cyber-security

    Ministers of the Government of Azerbaijan, United Nations Country Team, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi my Envoy on Youth, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to greet this Model UN Conference. I commend your initiative to bring student representatives to Baku from all current members of the Security Council.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Welcome statement of Mr. Broek at the International Model UN Security Conference on Cyber-security

    Dear Ministers, Excellencies, UN Special Envoy on Youth, distinguished guests, young delegates, friends of the media, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the International Model UN Security Council Conference, the first ever in Azerbaijan that has brought together young people from 15 permanent and non-permanent member states of the UN Security Council.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    The speech of Mr. Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport at UN Security Council Conference held in Baku

    Honorable United Nations Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, Distiguished Ministers, Dear guests and participants of the first Baku International Model UN Security Council conference! We are extremely glad to have the opportunity to host the Model UN Conference dedicated to ''Cyber Security'' in Baku and welcome you all here!

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Address by Prof. Dr. Ali M. Abbasov, Minister of Communications and Information Technologies at UNSC Conference in Baku

    Today we have great opportunity to participate at a very unique and unusual event. The 1st International Model UN Security Council Conference is an event on formation of the virtual model of cyber-security policies. This model is a simulation model of the UN Security Council. We participate at the event which is dedicated to cyber security issues.

  • 20 Oct 2013
    Welcome Letter of UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

    Ministers of the Government of Azerbaijan, United Nations Country Team, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Participants in the Model United Nations Security Council Conference, As the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, it is a great privilege and honour to add my voice to others’ in welcoming you to Azerbaijan’s first-ever Model UN Security Council Conference on Cyber Security, to be held in Baku 21-25 October 2013.

  • 27 Sep 2013
    Government of Turkey and UNDP Sign Agreement to Open Regional Centre for Europe and CIS in Istanbul

    on the margins of the General Assembly High Level segment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to open UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Europe and CIS in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 14 Sep 2013
    UNDP RR's Speech at the 1st National Congress of Youth Organizations

    As UN, we applaud the initiative of the Government of Azerbaijan to respond to the call of the youth and actively engage young people of the country and youth organizations in socio-economic, cultural and political development of Azerbaijan. Young people are the future and becoming a major driving force behind development and their active participation in all aspects of the country’s growth is evident.

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