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  • 17 Nov 2014
    Second unit of Sheki hydropower station launched

    Today, the opening ceremony of the second unit for Sheki hydropower station has been held. The installation of the unit was performed in the framework of the joint project on “Promoting Development of Sustainable Energy in Azerbaijan” between the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy (SAARES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Azerbaijan. The project was funded by the European Union (EU) and the Government of Norway.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking released today. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “commendable performance” in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator welcomed the willingness of Azerbaijan to share its experience and knowledge in the context of South-South Cooperation

    Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chairperson of the U.N. Development Group, completed her visit to Azerbaijan today. The purpose of the visit was to further deepen existing cooperation in areas of mutual interest between Azerbaijan and UNDP, and to explore new opportunities for partnership

  • 01 Oct 2014
    Head of UNDP is in Azerbaijan

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark began her visit to Azerbaijan. She gave a briefing to the press on the objectives of the visit at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In the briefing, Helen Clark expressed satisfaction for seeing Azerbaijan as a middle-income country and stressed the importance of strengthening strategic cooperation between the UNDP and Azerbaijan.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    UNDP Administrator to Visit Azerbaijan

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark will visit Azerbaijan in 1-4 October 2014. The objectives of the visit are to reiterate the organization’s high level of support for the sustainable development of Azerbaijan; emphasize the government’s achievements in many areas of economic and social development; and acknowledge the readiness of Azerbaijan to embark on the path of becoming a full-fledged member of the donor community.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Training on sustainable pasture monitoring and management held in Ismayilli region

    In the framework of the EC Clima East Pilot Project on “Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change,” trainings on pasture monitoring and inventory for 3000 hectares of pilot summer pastures in the Ismayilli region were held in 14-28 August, 2014. These activities were implemented in cooperation with Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Project on “Sustainable Land and Forest Management in the Greater Caucasus Landscape and GIZ’s (German Technical Cooperation) SMB ( Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in South Caucasus) Project.”

  • 17 Jul 2014
    Workshop to strengthen flood forecasting and early warning systems

    A two-day workshop on flood forecasting and early warning systems kicked off in Gabala yesterday. Held as part of the project “Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water & Flood Management by Vulnerable Mountainous Communities in the Greater Caucasus Region,” the workshop brings together local stakeholders including project staff, beneficiaries, national and international experts, and delegates from the vulnerable mountainous communities in question. They plan to share their expertise on flood forecasting and early warning systems in the field.

  • 27 Jun 2014
    Joint research report on Migrants Spouses and Family members presented.

    IOM together with UNDP presented a joint research report on Migrants’ spouses and family members, staying behind in Azerbaijan at UN House. The report is the results of the project “Building Knowledge and Improving Support for Migrants’ Spouses and Family Members Staying Behind in Azerbaijan”, which was carried out by the IOM under UNDP’s programme on “Support Gender Research in Azerbaijan”. IOM was able to undertake this very important research thanks to the financial support of UNDP in Azerbaijan.

  • 19 Jun 2014
    UNDP Azerbaijan launches the second round of Post-2015 National Consultations

    UNDP, in partnership with UNFPA, the Ministry of Youth and Sport and NAYORA (National Assembly of Youth Organization of Republic of Azerbaijan) launches the Second Round of Post-2015 National Consultations.

  • 21 May 2014
    A seminar on Water and Flood Management was held

    On 21 May 2014, at “Qafqaz Baku City” (Shamdan Conference Room) Hotel a seminar was held in the framework of a joint project on “Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water and Flood Management by Vulnerable Mountainous Communities in the Greater Caucausus Region”, between the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  • 03 Apr 2014
    Connie Britton appointed as UNDP’s newest Goodwill Ambassador

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed American actress Connie Britton as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on poverty eradication and women’s empowerment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13 Sep 2013
    Inauguration of the Sumgayit SYSLAB Center was held.

    Today, the SYSLAB Center has been launched in Sumgayit within a joint project of “Promoting Employment and Innovation in Azerbaijan” signed between UNDP and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Mr. Antonius Broek, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative with the representatives from the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population and the Norwegian Embassy in Azerbaijan inaugurated the opening of the Center.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    Azerbaijan’s success in youth field is spotlighted by the United Nations

    The delegation met with Ms. Cihan Sultanoglu, UNDP Assistant Administrator and UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS, Mr Mahis Nasser, Director of Outreach Division of UNDPI and Mr. Eric Dienes, Liason Officer of UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    Afghan Delegation visits Azerbaijan to cooperate in the field of ICT

    A delegation of the Government of Afghanistan headed by Mr. Barialai Hassam, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies visits Azerbaijan for the 1st Meeting of the Working Group on cooperation in the field of ICT between Azerbaijan and Afghanistan. The purpose of the meeting which will take place from 29 August to 03 September is to discuss Azerbaijan’s potential involvement in the development of Afghanistan’s ICT sector, Afghanistan’s current needs in ICT field, identification of focus areas and projects to be implemented in Afghanistan.