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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State Custom Committee’s representatives trained on phyto-sanitary measures at border crossing points Dec 21, 2016

    On 21-22 December, UNDP organized a national training on regulation of Phytosanitary and examination of plants and plant products at Border Crossing Points for the representatives of State Custom Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The training was held in Baku under the project of “Support to the Development of Red Bridge border crossing points between Azerbaijan and Georgia”. The joint project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is funded by the European Union (EU).

  • Capacity building of civil servants will strengthen civil service system in Azerbaijan Dec 8, 2016

    Today, the opening ceremony of the training center for civil servants has been held at the Academy of Public Administration. The Training Center was established under the joint project funded by EU and implemented by UNDP in cooperation with the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.