UNDP administrator to visit Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 25
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark will visit Azerbaijan on Oct. 1-4, 2014, the UNDP Office in Azerbaijan said Sept. 25.
"The objectives of the visit are to reiterate the organization's high level of support for the sustainable development of Azerbaijan; emphasize the government's achievements in many areas of economic and social development; acknowledge the readiness of Azerbaijan to embark on the path of becoming a full-fledged member of the donor community," the UNDP representative office said in a message.
Clark plans to take part in the Fourth Annual Baku International Humanitarian Forum.
"She will also meet with high-level government officials, women politicians, the UN country team, and accredited diplomatic missions in the country," said the message.
The UNDP administrator will visit the UNDP projects in Azerbaijan and give a lecture on post-2015 Development Agenda and Global Sustainable Development Goals at the ADA University.
Helen Clark will be accompanied by the Assistant Administrator and
Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of
Independent States Cihan Sultanoglu, as well as by other UN officials.
The last visit of UNDP administrator to Azerbaijan took place in 1996. The delegation was led by James Gustave Speth, who served as the head of the organization from 1993 to 1999.
UNDP is the UN's development agency, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources.
On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspectives and local insights to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
The UNDP has been working in Azerbaijan since 1992.