Better procurement with a new set of e-tenderingJan 13, 2015In October 2011, UNDP launched its efforts to digitalize tender procedures. The ensuing years have seen the spread of this practice throughout UNDP operations all over the world. Through e-tendering, UNDP aims to better serve citizens and businesses in the digital economy, to achieve increased efficiency, cost savings and improved transparency in procurement services.
UNDP changing to become more effective and efficientAug 1, 2014UNDP’s Executive Board approved in 2013 a new Strategic Plan to give the organisation a sharper focus in pursuing these goals. A key element is to improve UNDP’s organisational effectiveness in achieving and reporting results, through greater openness, agility and adaptability. Alongside improved management of financial and human resources, this will enable us to deliver higher quality programmes to address development challenges facing the world.
UNDP held first MUN Security Council Conference in AzerbaijanJan 8, 2014Azerbaijan’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.
Forbes Magazine names UN Development Chief Helen Clark one of the world’s 100 most powerful women for a ninth year, citing her focus on gender equality to promote sustainable growth and reduce poverty.May 23, 2013Forbes Magazine names UNDP Chief one of the world's powerful women.
Azerbaijan presents Vision 2020Dec 3, 2012International conference "Azerbaijan 2020: A Look into the Future” was held in Baku to discuss Azerbaijan’s Vision 2020. The conference was co-organized by UNDP together with the Center of Strategic Studies, Azerbaijan Youth Fund and PwC. UNDP has advocated the creation of Vision 2020 to take stock of country’s achievements and to articulate strategic priorities for years to come.
Minister of Foreign Affairs received newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator in AzerbaijanOct 30, 2012The newly-appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan has met the Foreign Minister and discussed new avenues for cooperation.
New Project on Youth Empowerment PresentedSep 27, 2012UNDP and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan held the presentation of a new project on “Youth participation in decision making and policy implementation” on September 27, 2012, in Baku. The project support the priorities of the State Program on Azerbaijani Youth in 2011-2015 (SPAY) which emphasizes “the need of promoting youth participation in governance and development of civil society”.
UNDP organized Summer School on Human DevelopmentSep 3, 2012As part of its two-year project introducing human development concept in universities of Azerbaijan, UNDP organized the second Baku Summer School for teachers.