Meeting with the Head of the United Nations Children's Fund Mission in Azerbaijan Andro Shilakadze and Director of the Child Protection Programme Ramiz Behbudov took place today at the Council on State Support to NGOs under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Head of the Mission Andro Shilakadze provided the information about the activities of the Fund and expressed the interest to cooperate with the Council. Andro Shilakadze also talked about the plans of Fund to implement the projects on capacity building of the NGO Training and Resource Centers in Shamkir, Shirvan and Gabala as well as the NGOs acting in the field of protection of child rights.
During the meeting guests asked about the opportunities for activity of UNICEF, UNDP after the adoption of amendments to the NGO legislation.
Chairman of the Council, MP Azay Guliyev provided detailed information about the activities of the Council aimed at the development of the NGO sector. Azay Guliyev highly evaluated the activities of the Fund in Azerbaijan and added that the amendments to the NGO sector were adopted in order to ensure the transparency, effective management and accountability of the NGO sector.
The discussion on the expansion of the cooperation between the Council and the Fund took place at the meeting.