United Nations and Government of Azerbaijan discuss implementation of cooperation framework
16 June 2021
Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Economy, and Ghulam Isaczai, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan, have co-chaired the meeting, which brought together some 25 high-level officials from the Government and UNCT.
The Steering Committee has endorsed the joint work plans for 2021 and reviewed the funding framework for UNSDCF. The meeting participants also discussed challenges and opportunities to ensure the timely implementation of the framework.
“The joint work plans have been designed in the spirit of UNSDCF and reflect three main changes from the past: more focus on delivering as One UN, leaving no one behind, and supporting Azerbaijan’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” Mr Isaczai said.
The UNSDCF is the fifth UN-Azerbaijan cooperation framework for a period from 2021 to 2025. It identifies four priority areas for partnership: inclusive growth that reduces vulnerability and builds resilience; stronger institutions for better public and social services delivery; protecting the environment and addressing climate change; and achieving a gender-equitable society that empowers women and girls.