Global Compact Launches Local Network in Azerbaijan

(Baku) – The Global Compact Network Azerbaijan was launched in Baku today. The launch event, organized by UNDP Azerbaijan and supported by Statoil, was attended by representatives from businesses, civil society, business associations and academia.

During the opening ceremony Erlinq Sonsberq, Ambassador of Norway to Azerbaijan, discussed his country’s commitment to the Global Compact and stressed the crucial role of corporate sustainability as a pillar of robust economies.. Nato Alhazishvili, UNDP Deputy Resident Coordinator, reiterated the commitment of UNDP to support businesses in the new network in their efforts to advance the Global Compact principles in Azerbaijan.

At the launch, representatives of the Local Network Turkey showcased examples of recent achievements, intended as inspiration for the newly formed network. The event ended with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Global Compact Office and the recently elected Network Representative for Azerbaijan. The Network has also recently adopted a formal steering committee.

The Local Network Azerbaijan currently has 16 participants.


Walid Nagi
Regional Network Manager – MENA and Europe