Poverty level in Azerbaijan down tenfold - minister

Thu 16 Jan 2020 08:30 GMT | 12:30 Local Time

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The poverty level has decreased tenfold in Azerbaijan, the country's Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov said at a conference on identifying priority areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN for the next five years, Trend reports.

The minister noted that 49 percent of the population lived below the poverty line in Azerbaijan in 2001, but today this figure is less than 5 percent.

The minister stressed that the National Coordinating Council on Sustainable Development, established in 2016, has selected 17 priority goals and 88 targets.

"An operational comprehensive assessment was carried out in order to determine whether the Sustainable Development Goals meet national priorities, and according to the results of the assessment, compliance was at the level of 70 percent," Jabbarov said.

A conference on identifying priority areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN for the next five years is held in Baku on Jan. 16.

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