Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 4 /Trend, A.Akhundov /
The UN will continue to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the development of spheres important for the country, particularly in non-oil sphere and in good governance, UN resident coordinator in Azerbaijan, the UNDP representative
Fikret Akcura said during presentation of UNDP report on Human Development on Thursday in Baku.
According to him, within this cooperation, the UN will continue to prepare reports on human development in the country, which will reflect the main issues facing Azerbaijan.
"In the first years of its independence, Azerbaijan faced with severe challenges, incurred military aggression and part of its territory was occupied. In spite of all these socio-economic difficulties, Azerbaijan was able to sharply reduce poverty and achieve rapid economic growth," said Akcura.
According to him, the income from the sale of hydrocarbon resources are aimed at implementing targeted programs in socio-economic spheres, which gives impetus to meaningful progress in human development.
"According to the report, amongst 169 countries, Azerbaijan has made the most significant advances in human development over the past five years. In 2005, Azerbaijan ranked 101st on the human development index, but by the end of 2010, the country rose by 67 lines, which is a good indicator," said Akcura.
According to him, Azerbaijan, presented earlier in the group of countries with medium human development index, has been named in the list of states with high levels of human development, it also includes Brazil, Malaysia, Turkey.
The UNDP's 20th anniversary Human Development Report - "The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development" was presented in Baku on Thursday at a meeting with representatives of the Azerbaijani government, NGOs, international organizations and embassies.