Coordination Meeting of UN Network on Migration in Azerbaijan
On 23 November 2021, UN Network on Migration in Azerbaijan gathered for next coordination meeting. The meeting was opened with remarks by Chief of IOM Mission in Azerbaijan Mr. Vladimir Gjorgjiev as a co-chair of the Network, and valuable remarks from Mr. Vusal Huseynov, Chief of State Migration Service and UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Vladanka Andreeva, as a co-chair of the Network.Mr. Vusal Huseynov, mentioned that “The network which unites so much experienced organizations should make difference."Ms. Vladanka Andreeva highlighted that “Migration is deeply rooted in implementation of 2030 Agenda and achieving UNSDCF." Participants were briefed on review process of Progress Plan for 2021-2025 and feedback from counterparts, which was presented to members during previous meeting on May 31, 2021 by Secretariat of UNNM Azerbaijan. The agenda of the meeting also covered the introductory presentation by representative of IOM Headquarter, Mr. Julian Pfafflin about “International Migration Review Forum 2022” - ahead of Global Review on implementation of GCM; as well as on topic of “M-MPTF as pooled fund for joint and collaborative initiatives, steps forward for getting benefitted from the fund in Azerbaijan and regional context." The head of Public Council under State Migration Service, Mr. Azer Allahveranov, emphasized his readiness and full support for putting the Progress Plan for joint programming into reality. At the end co-chair of the meeting, Mr. Vladimir Gjorgjiev referred to the standing purpose of UNNM Azerbaijan which is to unify UN efforts for supporting Azerbaijan in implementation of Global Compact for Migration. He highlighted that “for collaborative work we should prioritize our activities and put into more detailed communication”. He thanked representatives of UN Agencies-UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, EU Delegation, Council of Europe, German Embassy; Government Agencies – State Migration Service, Diaspora Committee, Ombudsman, Ministry of Labor, Civil society organizations, Khazar University and BP who joined and presented interest in the meeting and work of the Network.