Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva participated at the UN Annual Bazaar organized by the United Nations on 19 November 2013.
The objective of Annual Bazaar traditionally hosted every year at the United Nations Office in Geneva – Palais des Nations is to promote the art, culture, cuisine and customs of different countries, making contribution to the charity foundation established to help children living in different parts of the world.
The current year’s Annual Bazaar was organized under the motto “United for Children”. The event was attended by the Permanent Representatives, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr. Michael Moller, the chief personal of Canton and City of Geneva, diplomats, Swiss public, representatives of international organization in Geneva and other persons.
Items about our national culture, material and cultural heritage, art and traditions were exhibited, as well as books, journals and maps concerning the tourism potential, culture and art of Azerbaijan were handed out to the participants at the Annual Bazaar traditionally attended by the Permanent Mission. Information on the education programs of Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy was also presented to the event participant at our exhibiton stand. The national stand arranged by the Permanent Mission and the items exhibited there were met with interest by guests.
At the end of the event the financial contribution on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan was transferred to the relevant charity fund of the United Nations. The financial assets will be spent for the implementation of various projects in favour of disadvantageous children in different parts of the world. The considerable part of financial contributions accumulated from this year’s event will be spent for the assistance of children affected by the Haiyan typhoon in Philippines.
Each year the financial assets in the amount of approximately CHF 300,000 raised at the Annual Bazaar are spent to help about 100,000 children around the world.
The next UN Annual Bazaar is planned to be held in November 2014.