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  • 30 Oct 2014
    Antonius Broek: Closing Remarks at the Global Forum on Youth Policies

    I 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.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Opening Remarks at the First Global Forum on Youth Policies

    It 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.

  • 03 Oct 2014
    UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark's speech at ADA University

    My 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.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech at IV Baku International Humanitarian Forum

    It 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.

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

  • 27 Jun 2014
    UNDP RR's Opening remarks at the Presentation of joint UNDP-IOM Research Report

    We believe the findings of the research can be of interest to the central and local authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Parliamentarians, representatives of communities of the Azerbaijani Diaspora, International Organizations and all stakeholders aiming or standing ready to improve the development opportunities, rights and social protection of migrants’ spouses and families staying behind in this country.

  • 23 Jun 2014
    Mr. Antonius Broek’s speech in the second round of Post-2015 National Consultation in Ganja.

    I am very pleased that today, we have gathered in the second largest city of Azerbaijan to discuss the future of the world and the region and your country, and your suggestions about how to formulate and implement our development strategy beyond 2015. We decided to visit Ganja, because Ganja is a historical city with a rich and unique culture where most of the population is youth. Ganja is also a vibrant place driven by the spirit of youth with a strong passion for life. Now I know why Ganja is selected to be the 2016 European Youth Capital!

  • 06 Jun 2014
    The 7th ECO International Conference on Disaster Risk Management

    Allow me on behalf of the United Nations Country Team in Azerbaijan to welcome you all to this two-day International Conference on Disaster Risk Management. I wish, in particular, to extend my appreciation to Minister Kamaleddin Heydarov for hosting this important event, which is a testimony to the importance the Government of Azerbaijan attaches to regional development through strengthening partnership in reducing disaster risk.

  • 19 May 2014
    UNDP RR's speech at Policy Dialogue on “Labour Market and Social Protection Reform: Role of International Partners”

    Over the last decade Azerbaijan has achieved impressive growth rates and significant fall in poverty rates. This success is largely attributed to the effective social assistance programmes, rise in social transfers and creation of new jobs. While the country has overcome the difficulties of the post-soviet independence period, new challenges emerge and a new set of policies are required to sustain the economic growth and continuously improve livelihoods.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 07 Feb 2014
    Speech of UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Broek at III Tax Forum in Baku

    First of all, let me express on behalf of the United Nations my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the professional day of tax system employees of the Azerbaijan Republic and our appreciation goes to the organizers of this forum, which allows us to discuss a very important subject - the tax system in Azerbaijan.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    UNDP RR's speech at Opening ceremony of the Educational Training Center for training

    Dear Minister Garayev, dear students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be with you at the opening of the Educational Training Centre of the Baku Tourism Vocation School. This event is exceptional to me because I participate here in double capacity: as a representative of the donor organization that, along with the Government, has contributed, to the upgrade of the School, and, being a foreigner, as one of the future beneficiaries of the project and a client of the school graduates.

  • 25 Nov 2013
    UN RC/ UNDP RR's speech on 16 Days of Activism

    It is a great pleasure to be here with you today to mark the International Day Against Violence Against Women and launch 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. These 16 days will demonstrate the solidarity with women around the world to stop violence against women and to create the tools and concrete actions to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Antonius Broek's speech in a round table on UN Day

    - Welcome participants of the roundtable, which brings together key actors in the field of human rights on this special day. Today’s 24 October we celebrate UN Day already since 1948, and interestingly it is the day that Azerbaijan was elected to the UN Security Council, to bring attention to the work, role and achievements of the United Nations, which have been really good in many areas of for instance achieving the MDGs, gender equality, halting HIV, advancing health and education and importantly in the field of democracy and human rights.

  • 24 Oct 2013
    UN Secretary-General Message on United Nations Day

    Dear friends, United Nations Day is a chance to recognize how much this invaluable Organization contributes to peace and common progress. It is a time to reflect on what more we can do to realize our vision for a better world. The fighting in Syria is our biggest security challenge.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    UN Secretary-General 's video-message for Model UN Security Council Conference on cyber-security

    Ministers of the Government of Azerbaijan, United Nations Country Team, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi my Envoy on Youth, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to greet this Model UN Conference. I commend your initiative to bring student representatives to Baku from all current members of the Security Council.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Welcome statement of Mr. Broek at the International Model UN Security Conference on Cyber-security

    Dear Ministers, Excellencies, UN Special Envoy on Youth, distinguished guests, young delegates, friends of the media, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the International Model UN Security Council Conference, the first ever in Azerbaijan that has brought together young people from 15 permanent and non-permanent member states of the UN Security Council.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    The speech of Mr. Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport at UN Security Council Conference held in Baku

    Honorable United Nations Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, Distiguished Ministers, Dear guests and participants of the first Baku International Model UN Security Council conference! We are extremely glad to have the opportunity to host the Model UN Conference dedicated to ''Cyber Security'' in Baku and welcome you all here!

  • 21 Oct 2013
    Address by Prof. Dr. Ali M. Abbasov, Minister of Communications and Information Technologies at UNSC Conference in Baku

    Today we have great opportunity to participate at a very unique and unusual event. The 1st International Model UN Security Council Conference is an event on formation of the virtual model of cyber-security policies. This model is a simulation model of the UN Security Council. We participate at the event which is dedicated to cyber security issues.

  • 20 Oct 2013
    Welcome Letter of UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

    Ministers of the Government of Azerbaijan, United Nations Country Team, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Participants in the Model United Nations Security Council Conference, As the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, it is a great privilege and honour to add my voice to others’ in welcoming you to Azerbaijan’s first-ever Model UN Security Council Conference on Cyber Security, to be held in Baku 21-25 October 2013.

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.