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15 May 2020

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Alanna Armitage Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term... Read more

1 May 2020

UNFPA delivers essential hygiene supplies to partner organizations as part of COVID-19 response measures

The UNFPA’s country office in Azerbaijan, as part of its COVID-19 response measures, completed the procurement and supply of a list of medical and hygiene supplies to its partner organizations. Thus... Read more

23 April 2020

UNFPA produces and distributes educational materials on COVID-19 for pregnant women and obstetricians in Azerbaijan

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Azerbaijan has prepared a number of educational materials on responding to COVID-19 for the general public and health workers. The materials, developed... Read more

1 April 2020
Press Release

COVID-19 crisis through gender prism: UNFPA praises women's role in pandemic response

The pandemic of COVID-19 makes necessary studying the consequences of global pandemics through gender lens. The availability of gender analysis is very important from the point of view of increasing... Read more

31 March 2020

Active Ageing project joins #stayhome campaign due to COVID-19 pandemic

The project on promoting the idea of active ageing among elderly population in Azerbaijan, jointly implemented by UNFPA Azerbaijan and Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, joins... Read more

27 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

3 March 2020

Azerbaijan adopts Action Plan to combat gender-biased sex selection

The Azerbaijani government approves the Action Plan on prevention of gender-biased sex selection for the period of 2020-2025. The relevant decree to put the plan into the force was recently signed by... Read more

27 January 2020

MLSPP, UNFPA and UNDP raise awareness of local communities to support social inclusion of PwDs

Trainings for raising awareness of the local communities have started in the regions of Azerbaijan with an aim of supporting integration of persons with disabilities (PwD) into the society as well as... Read more

14 January 2020

Elderly receive session of dance therapy under active ageing project of UNFPA and Azerbaijani government

To promote the idea of active ageing, an event has been organized in capital Baku to provide a dance therapy session for elderlies under the project “Building society for all ages: promoting... Read more

5 December 2019

Active Ageing Index - benefits and opportunities for Azerbaijan

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of Azerbaijan has initiated the implementation of the project "Building society for all ages: promoting... Read more