Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, has praised Azerbaijan`s cooperation with the UN and its subordinate agencies.
“Azerbaijan demonstrates a single strategic approach to such issues as the impact of globalization on regional integration, E-governance, democracy, liberalization and other processes,” Ms. Puri, who is also Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, the United
Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, told AzerTAc`s correspondent.
She attended the 5th International Conference on the Role of Women in the Development of the OIC Member States in Baku.
Ms. Puri stressed the importance of increasing the quality of education and healthcare services in counties with rapidly developing economy like Azerbaijan. She hailed what Azerbaijan has achieved in solving social problems as “substantial progress”.
Ms. Puri also praised the Baku conference, saying it is of profound importance in terms of discussing ways of preventing violence against women and ensuring the protection of their rights and freedoms.