School children gleefully and excitedly pose with the Resident Coordinator in front of the UN House in Azerbaijan.
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    The United Nations in Azerbaijan

    On 1 March 2021, the UN Country Team and the Government of Azerbaijan have signed the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) – a new cooperation document for a period from 2021 to 2025. The fifth Cooperation Framework has identified 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.


    1. On 2 March 1992, Azerbaijan became a Member State of the United Nations after the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 46/230 at the 82nd plenary meeting of its 46th session in New York. On 6 May 1992, Azerbaijan opened its Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.
    2. During the initial years following Azerbaijan’s independence, UN's assistance was primarily focused on the immediate needs of refugees and IDPs affected by the conflict in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
    3. In 2000, the Government of Azerbaijan committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and partnered with the UN entities and other development actors in the fight against poverty. As a result, poverty has been reduced drastically.
    4. Azerbaijan has been elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the term of 2012 to 2013 after receiving the vote of 155 Member States.
    5. On 25 September 2015, Azerbaijan joined other UN Member States in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentOn 6 October 2016, President of Azerbaijan signed a decree creating the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development.   
    6. In 2016, the UN and the Government of Azerbaijan concluded a new cooperation agreement with the signing of the UN-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework (UNAPF) for the period between 2016 to 2020. 

    To learn more visit:

    UN Azerbaijan Country Team

    Resident Coordinator Office
    UN Entities in Azerbaijan

    UN Key Documents

    UNDAF/United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CP)

    01 January 2021
    31 December 2025
    01 January 2026