2017 World Environment Day marked in Azerbaijan
Jun 5, 2017
The 5th of June is globally observed as World Environment Day to raise awareness on environmental issues and action for the protection of nature. The theme for this year is “Connecting People to Nature”. In Azerbaijan, the United Nations System in the country in cooperation with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and ‘IDEA’ Public Union launched an initiative to mark this Day.
Experts assembled in Baku to discuss modern civil service issues
Jun 5, 2017
Today, international conference has been organized to discuss the current situation in civil service, to exchange of experience and best practices in civil service training in Baku. The conference was jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU) and the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
UN Expert Team Analyses Sustainable Development in Azerbaijan
Jun 2, 2017
Azerbaijan has made good initial progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a team of United Nations experts visiting Baku this week. The mission team, composed of experts from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), found that—despite the country’s current economic challenges—good progress has been made in reducing poverty and expanding public and social services. The team called attention to the need to reach out to particularly vulnerable population groups, as well as step up investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
A Field Trip to Gizil-Agaj Protected Area organized under the MENR and UNDP joint project
May 25, 2017
The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Huseyngulu Baghirov and the UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai paid a visit to the Gizil-Agac protected area today.
Hybrid energy efficient cars handed over to SOCAR under UNDP-GEF carbon mitigation project
Apr 19, 2017
Four hybrid energy efficient cars were formally transferred today to the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) by the UN Development Programme at a ceremony held at the SOCAR EcoPark in Baku’s Gala settlement.
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Alessandro Fracasseti's speech at the event dedicated to the International Women Day
Mar 7, 2017
I am very pleased to congratulate all of you on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme on the occasion of the upcoming 8th of March - International Women’s Day. International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
UNDP RR, Ghulam M. Isaczai’s speech at the Steering Committee Meeting of the project on “Support to the Development of Red Bridge AZE-GEO Border Crossing Point
Mar 1, 2017
Our ongoing EU funded Project on “Support to the Development of Red Bridge Border Crossing Point between Azerbaijan and Georgia” is the gradual evolution of the successful partnership between UNDP, EU Delegation and Governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia. In Azerbaijan the project supports institutional development and capacity building of the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee with the aim of facilitating trade and ensure secure traffic flow between Azerbaijan and Georgia.
EU and UNDP continue to facilitate trade between Azerbaijan and Georgia
Mar 1, 2017
Today, Mr. Aydin Aliyev, Chairperson of the State Custom Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Giorgi Tabuashvili, Head of the Revenue Service of Georgia, Ms. Malena Mard, EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Mr. Ghulam M. Isaczai, UNDP Resident Representative in Azerbaijan, and Mr. Niels Scott, UNDP Georgia Resident Representative came together in Tovuz, a rayon of Azerbaijan bordering with Georgia. Participants took part in the Steering Committee Meeting of the project assisting in the development of the border crossing point between the two countries.
UNDP to support Azerbaijan to fulfill its obligation under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Feb 17, 2017
The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with a total budget of USD 852 000 and has been prepared in close cooperation between the Ministry and UNDP. The newly signed project will support the Government of Azerbaijan through the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources to continue reporting under the Convention.
Ministry of Agriculture and UNDP launch a new project to conserve and improve agro-biodiversity in Azerbaijan
Feb 7, 2017
7 February, 2017 - The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), signed today an agreement to implement a joint project in the field of agro-biodiversity. The project has been set for a five- year period and is co-funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and UNDP. It will be implemented in the Shaki, Goranboy and Goychay rayons of Azerbaijan.