The UN is working to determine the direction of the new Framework Agreement with Azerbaijan for 2026-2030, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Vladanka Andreeva said in an interview with Report.

“As we are in the 4th year of implementation of the Cooperation Framework, this year, we are having an external evaluation to have an independent assessment on our performance: have we delivered the results that we set out to achieve under the Cooperation Framework; what went well and where can we do better; and – most importantly – what are some of the recommendations that we should consider as we develop the next Cooperation Framework in 2025, together with the Government and other stakeholders,” she said.

According to Andreeva, over the past 30-plus years, the strategic directions of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN have undergone changes, moving from cooperation based on assistance to cooperation based on partnership.

“Under the current UN Azerbaijan Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025, which articulates the partnership between Azerbaijan and the UN to advance the SDGs, we have been working with the Government to: promote inclusive growth that reduces vulnerability and builds resilience; build stronger institutions for better public and social services; protect the environment and address climate change; and empower women and girls in all spheres of life,” the resident coordinator said.