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Azerbaijan, UNECE sign a joint declaration on cooperation for Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 30 November 2018

The Government of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) signed today a joint declaration on cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The document was signed by Ali Ahmadov, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development, and Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of UNECE.

Azerbaijan and UNECE declared their intention to closely cooperate for the implementation and activities aimed to achieve the SDGs and work together to identify national priorities for sustainable development and their indicators. Alignment of national programmes and strategies covering economic areas will be another field of cooperation.

The joint declaration envisages promotion of close cooperation in the areas of trade capacity building and trade facilitation; renewable energy and energy efficiency; investments, technology and innovation; green economy; application of green technologies; environmental monitoring system; protection of water resources; addressing air pollution and environmental degradation; forests; and agricultural quality standards.

In three years, Azerbaijan and UNECE will assess the implementation of the document and decide on further measures to enhance cooperation.

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