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Azerbaijani Youth Discusses their Priorities for the Global Post-2015 Development Agenda

IMG_8887Opening a dialogue among civil society to discuss the future they want and to share aspirations, UNO Baku – in partnership with UNDP – organized a workshop for youth, representing different regions of Azerbaijan. The event took place in the framework of the second round of Post-2015 national consultations at UN House on 14 July 2014 and gave an opportunity for youth to influence the post-2015 development agenda. Continue reading

UNO Baku Organizes an Info-session on the Occasion of the World Refugee Day

IMG_7615In order to raise awareness about the UN’s efforts in the field of refugees and forcibly displaced people, the UN Department of Public Information, in partnership with the UNHCR’s Office in Azerbaijan, organized an info-session for university students, on 20th of June. The event was in recognition of World Refugee Day at the UN House for the purpose of highlighting the organization’s efforts to protect refugees and other displaced people across the globe. Continue reading

UNO Baku Raises the Red Card to Child Labour

18Joining the global campaign – “hold up a red card to child labor”, UNO Baku, in partnership with the Common Sense Youth Organization, visited the SOS Children Family Strengthening Program Office in Sumaqait to show their solidarity in giving children around the world a brand new start. The event took place on June 12, and focused on raising awareness about children’s rights and highlighted the role of social protection in keeping children out of the exploitive child labor environment. Continue reading

UNO Baku Encourages Azerbaijani Youth to be Environmental Sustainable

15To highlight the responsibility of young generations working for environmental sustainability, UNO Baku organized an educational tour to the country’s biggest environmentally oriented plants, the Balakhany Recycling Plant and the Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility. Both sites are owned by “Tamiz Shahar” Joint Stock Company in Baku. The event took place on the 5th June 2014, with the participation of students from Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University’s Ecology Club and local, environmental organization Friends of Nature. Overall, the aim of the event was to raise environmental consciousness among the young generation in order to achieve a sustainable future for all. Continue reading

Azerbaijani Youth Discuss Actions Against Tobacco Use

IMG_6506Raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, the UNO Baku team visited ADA University on 30 May to hold an information session with ADA’s No Smoking Club and representatives of Common Sense Youth Organization (CSYO) on the effects of tobacco use and the various methods of fighting tobacco consumption. The event was attended by students from various universities and challenged currently smoking participants to give up the habit. Continue reading

UNO Baku Encourages Students to Have Their Say in “MY World” Global Survey

1Giving a voice to Azerbaijani and international students in their desires for a better world, UNO Baku, in cooperation with UNDP, conducted the “My World” Global Survey at ADA University on 5 May. Encouraging students to take part in shaping the future global development agenda, the UNO Baku team placed a stand in the Student Center of the university, to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, in defining a new development agenda for the world after 2015. Continue reading