50 years old UNDP and Sustainable Development GoalsFeb 16, 2016Across the globe, world leaders are getting ready to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are essentially an agreed vision to put people and planet on a sustainable path by 2030. This will form the bedrock of a new development agenda that can set the world on a course of action to end poverty, transform lives and protect the planet.
Announcement for Azerbaijan`s First National Model UN Conference – MilliMUNDec 21, 2015Then APPLY for the country’s First National Model UN Conference - MilliMUN! The Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP Azerbaijan are pleased to announce the CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS for the country’s FIRST NATIONAL MODEL UN CONFERENCE – MILLIMUN. MilliMUN is a four day Model UN Conference for more than 350 students and graduates accommodated in Azerbaijan and interested in diplomacy, conflict resolution and international relations.
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.