Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.26
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
A framework document on partnership between Azerbaijan and the United Nations (UNAPF), covering the period of 2016-2020 will be adopted before the end of this year, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Antonius Broek told reporters Sept.26.
"Consultations were held today with the participation of representatives of government agencies, international organizations, private sector and civil society at the conference on approve of the priority areas of the regular partnership strategy within the framework of the UNAPF. During the next three months, the document will be finalized taking into account the proposals made at the conference," Brooke said.
The conference was organized by the Ministry of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan to discuss the priorities of the Government's cooperation with the UN.
Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Sevinj Hasanova, speaking at the event, reported on the situation in Azerbaijan's economy, stressing that the country's macroeconomic stability is ensured. It was noted that one of the important tasks is to create a competitive, export-oriented, diversified and innovative economy in recent years as a result of successful socio-economic policies implemented in Azerbaijan.
She said that the government of Azerbaijan pays special attention to cooperation with international organizations, including the UN agencies. The UNAPF document preparation started after a joint press conference on the strategic priorities, held in Baku 12 June 2014.
"The priorities identified during the national consultations on framework of development of Azerbaijan in the coming years, are consistent with the concept of development "Azerbaijan 2020: Looking into the Future", and areas of cooperation envisaged in the UNAPF document until 2020 were defined according to the priorities of the concept of development," said Deputy Minister.
Presentations on the topic "Economic development and the creation of decent jobs", "Strengthening of institutional capacity and efficient public and social services" and "Environmental management and resilience to natural and man-made disasters" were listened during the event.