Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 4 / Trend S. Agayeva /
Azerbaijan contributes to international security in close cooperation with the UN, Ramiz Mehdiyev, the head of the Presidential Administration, said at the presentation of the UNDP Report on Human Development in Baku on Nov. 4.
The Azerbaijani Presidential Administration and the UN are working on a new cooperation program "Azerbaijan - 2050", Mehdiyev said.
"Human development is one of the priorities facing the country," Mehdiyev said. "Human development is part of democratic values. Azerbaijan has chosen their development as a priority."
The UNDP 20th jubilee report "Real resources of the nation: the path leading to human development" was presented in Baku on Thursday. The report was presented by demonstrating a documentary film "Azerbaijan: the Path to Development."
According to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Azerbaijan achieved success in human development among 169 countries over the last five years.
Azerbaijan ranked 101 on the human development index in 2005. The country reached 67 as a result of 2010. It is a good index, the UNDP's anniversary report said.
Azerbaijan, which earlier was in a group of countries with an average human development index, has been included in the list of countries with a high level of human development, including Brazil, Malaysia, Turkey.
Human Development Index (HDI) was developed by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul-Haq. It has been used by the UN in an annual report on human development since 1990. The index measures the country's achievements in terms of lifetime, education and actual income in three main areas:
1. Health and longevity, measured by lifetime at birth.
2. Access to education, measured by adult literacy rate and combined gross enrollment rate.
3. Decent standard of living, measured by the gross domestic product per capita in U.S. dollars at purchasing power parity.