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UN rights expert voices concern about press freedom in Azerbaijan

An independent United Nations human rights expert has voiced concern about press freedom in Azerbaijan while reporting that his recent meetings there offered hope that court decisions which have caused a prevailing sense of fear among journalists will be reviewed.

Azerbaijan: UN helps treat thousands of children for parasites, worms

Some 16,000 Azerbaijani children from 6 to 11 years old are being treated for intestinal parasites and worms that can cause a wide range of problems, including reduced growth rate, learning problems and illnesses such as malnutrition, dysentery and anaemia, under a United Nations-backed campaign now underway.

UN agency criticizes forced return of refugee by Azerbaijan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today levelled strong criticism at Azerbaijan authorities for forcing a Turkish citizen of Kurdish ethnicity, who had previously been granted refugee status in Germany, to return to her native country.

Armenia, Azerbaijan address issue of Nagorno-Karabakh in UN Assembly debate

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on the fifth day of its annual high-level debate, the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan expressed their views on the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

More than $15 million needed to help Azerbaijan’s displaced – UN food agency chief

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will run out of supplies in a month for more than 130,000 Azerbaijanis displaced by the conflict with neighbouring Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorny-Karabakh unless it receives an urgent injection of funds, the agency said today.

Launching new project for Azerbaijan, UN food aid agency appeals for funding

The World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for continued support to Azerbaijanis displaced from the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh by the conflict with Armenia, as the United Nations agency launched a new project to help feed more than 143,500 of those affected.

Azerbaijan generally respects religion but repression persists in some areas – UN expert

Calling for strengthening impartial, democratic institutions in Azerbaijan, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said the national Government generally respects freedom of religion but in some regions administrative controls “result in real forms of repression.”

Musician Rostropovich launches immunization drive in Azerbaijan with UN help

World-renowned cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich this Friday will kick off a nationwide United Nations-sponsored campaign to immunize more than three million Azerbaijanis against measles and rubella.

UN food aid for 130,000 Azerbaijanis faces shut down due to funding shortfall

Without immediate help from international donors, food assistance to 130,000 Azerbaijanis displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia could come to a complete halt in just three weeks time, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.

Up to 600,000 rural Azerbaijanis face food shortages, UN food agency warns

From 400,000 to 600,000 rural Azerbaijanis face food shortages and nearly 300,000 of the 1 million people displaced by the conflict with Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh are likely to continue to rely on food aid for the foreseeable future, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.