Speeches
  • Antonius Broek's speech at the signing ceremony UNDP/USAID Declaration of IntentionDec 7, 2015I am pleased to be here today with all of you for the signing of the “Declaration of intention to launch a new partnership” between UNDP and USAID. The Declaration will lay the ground for our joint cooperation with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the start of the “Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurship and Employment” project. Let me take this occasion to thank the Government and people of the USA for their kind financial and substantive support to the project.

  • Antonius Broek's Speech at the 3rd Regional Internet Governance Forum AzerbaijanDec 3, 2015It is my great pleasure to be here with you today and I welcome you to the 3rd Regional Internet Governance Forum Azerbaijan. I would like to express my deep gratitude to Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev for hosting this important event at the premises of ADA University.

  • Statement by Antonius Broek at the International Conference on “Capacity Development during Public Administration Reforms”Jul 9, 2015It is my great pleasure to join you at this important event, the international conference on Capacity Development during Public Administration Reforms. The conference is organized within the framework of the Institution Reform Plan 3 (IRP3) “Strengthening civil service training in Azerbaijan with a focus on EU affairs”of the Comprehensive Institutional Building (CIB) Program of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) of the European Union. Our meeting today is part of the Project on Support to the Civil Service Commission, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in cooperation with CSC.

  • Statement by Antonius Broek, UNDP Resident Representative in AzerbaijanDec 2, 2014I am delighted to be with you at the launching ceremony of the “Civil Service Training Centre” project, funded by EU and implemented by UNDP and GIZ in close cooperation with the Civil Service Commission of Azerbaijan.

  • Mr. Antonius Broek's remarks at the National Conference on preventing gender-based violence and early marriagesNov 25, 2014I would like to thank Ms Hijran Huseynova, the Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, for taking the lead in observing this campaign and setting yet another good tradition that aims to bring more attention to and intensify actions against the different forms of violence and discrimination faced by women in Azerbaijan.

  • Antonius Broek: Closing Remarks at the Global Forum on Youth PoliciesOct 30, 2014I am pleased to deliver these closing remarks on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, after such a wonderful three-day event. I would like to warmly thank our host, the Government of Azerbaijan and the other co-conveners, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and the Council of Europe and their teams for tireless efforts over the past year to organize such a successful Global Forum.

  • Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Opening Remarks at the First Global Forum on Youth PoliciesOct 28, 2014It is my pleasure to be with all of you, today, in Baku, to represent the United Nations Development Programme, one of the co-conveners of this first Global Forum on Youth Policies. Let me first thank our generous host, His Excellency President Ilham Aliyev, his Minister of Youth and Sports, His Excellency Azad Rahimov, and the other co-conveners, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe, for co-organizing this event which will provide a great opportunity for an ambitious engagement around the Baku Commitment on Youth.

  • UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark's speech at ADA UniversitOct 3, 2014My thanks go to Rector Dr Hafiz Pashayev and ADA University for inviting me to speak to you today on the current global debate on what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals at the end of 2015. I understand that this university began its life with the objective of training students for diplomatic careers. As it is diplomats in New York who carry responsibility for negotiating the new global development agenda, the post-2015 debate is highly relevant to all aspiring to diplomatic careers at this time.

  • Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech at IV Baku International Humanitarian ForumOct 2, 2014It is my pleasure to represent United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at this opening of the IV International Humanitarian Forum. At the outset, let me thank his Excellency, the President of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, for convening today’s Forum which provides an important opportunity for an exchange of ideas on a wide range of issues.

  • Speech at the Closing Ceremony of the "Second Round of Post-2015 National Consultations in Azerbaijan. Dialogue with Civil Society: Young People" Model United Nations WorkshopJul 15, 2014

UNDP Resident Representative
Mr. Antonius Broek

Mr. Antonius Broek has been appointed as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Azerbaijan in October 2012.

Resident Coordinator Annual Report
2013 UN Resident Coordinator Report

The publication summarizes progress of the UN System in Azerbaijan towards achieving the outcomes of the UN Development Assistance Framework and charts out the work plan for 2014.