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Azerbaijan has achieved significant progress in economic and social development since its independence. The country is striving to reach the living standards of an upper-middle-income country. According to official data, the proportion of the population living below the national poverty line fell sharply, from 49 per cent in 2001 to 5 per cent in 2014, whereas the proportion of people living in the poorest quintile declined slowly, from 17.3 per cent in 2008 to 13.8 per cent in 2013.
Paternity leave vital for early childhood development, says UNICEF
Baku, 14 June 2018 – As more than 80 countries in the world prepare to celebrate Fathers' Day in June, UNICEF is urging governments and employers to pay more attention to the role of fathers in supporting the early development of their new-born and young children.
UNICEF report: Investment in data on children is essential to changing their lives
Real livesNew skills for new generation in Azerbaijan
A national network of Youth Houses aim to offer Basic Life Skills courses for young people, to better equip them for adulthood in a fast-changing world