Press Release

UN Network on Migration in Azerbaijan has conducted next coordination meeting

25 November 2021

  • On 23 November 2021, UN Network on Migration in Azerbaijan has conducted the next coordination meeting with the participation of UNNM member Agencies, International organizations, Government, civil society representatives, academia, and the private sector.

The meeting was opened with remarks by Chief of IOM Mission in Azerbaijan Mr. Vladimir Gjorgjiev, UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Vladanka Andreeva as co-chairs of the Network, and valuable remarks from Mr. Vusal Huseynov, Chief of State Migration Service. All speakers emphasized the importance of the collaborative work of the Network. 

 As mentioned by Mr. Vusal Huseynov, “The network which unites so many experienced organizations should make difference."

 Drawing attention to the migration phenomenon Ms. Vladanka Andreeva highlighted that “Migration is deeply rooted in implementation of 2030 Agenda and achieving UNSDCF."

Later the participants were briefed about the review process of the Progress Plan of UNNM Azerbaijan for 2021-2025 and feedback from counterparts, which was presented to members during the previous meeting on May 31, 2021 by the Secretariat of UNNM Azerbaijan. 

 The agenda of the meeting also covered the introductory presentation by a representative of IOM Headquarter, Mr. Julian Pfaefflin about “International Migration Review Forum 2022” - ahead of Global Review on implementation of GCM; as well as on the topic of “M-MPTF as pooled fund for joint and collaborative initiatives, steps forward for getting benefitted from the fund in Azerbaijan and regional context."

The head of Public Council under State Migration Service, Mr. Azer Allahveranov, took a word expressing his positive impression of the meeting and emphasized his readiness and full support for putting the Progress Plan for joint programming into reality. 

 At the end co-chair of the meeting, Mr. Vladimir Gjorgjiev referred to the standing purpose of UNNM Azerbaijan which is to unify UN efforts for supporting Azerbaijan in the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration. He highlighted that “for collaborative work, we should prioritize our activities and put into more detailed communication”. 

 He, in his turn, thanked all participants representing UN Agencies- UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, EU Delegation, Council of Europe, German Embassy; Government Agencies – State Migration Service, Diaspora Committee, Ombudsman Apparatus, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, Civil society organizations, Khazar University and BP who joined and presented interest in the meeting and work of the Network.

Ilgar Xudiyev

Ilgar Khudiyev

Communications Associate

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