Azerbaijani Chairmanship

to the Non-Aligned Movement


Online meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement UNESCO Chapter with Small Islands Developing States Group was held on 29 March 2021

Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Azerbaijan to UNESCO H.E. Mr. Elman Abdullayev addressed the Small Islands Developing States Group in his capacity as a Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) UNESCO Chapter.

Ambassador Abdullayev noted that Azerbaijan assumed the Chairmanship of NAM in a very critical time for the humanity. He briefed that with the aim to contribute to the global efforts in addressing the unprecedented universal impact of the pandemic and to find out possible ways to provide a prompt assistance to the Member States, the Azerbaijani Chairmanship paid voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization and has put forward several initiatives, including the online Summit-level Meeting of the NAM Contact Group held on 4 May 2020, Special Session of the UN General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic held on 3-4 December 2020 and the resolution of UN Human Rights Council on the equitable access by all countries to COVID-19 vaccines adopted on 23 March 2021.

March 30, 2021