Azerbaijan

The first country to have participated and held an exhibition as part of the project 17 FACES OF ACTION is Azerbaijan. The exhibition was held in September 2022 in Baku at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation

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NO POVERTY

Goal 1


Larisa Reyhrudel

The legendary Baku woman Larisa Reyhrudel, head of the non-gevernmental humanitarian organization Jewish Women of Azerbaijan, recipient of the French Legion of Honour, the Tereggi medal, and the Order of Shohrat, has been awarded the status of UN Ambassador for Peace.

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ZERO HUNGER

Goal 2


Ulviyya Akhundova

As a Chairwoman of the Publiv Association "Sebated in Civil Society", Deputy Chairwoman of the National Council of Youth Organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and a board member of YAP Youth Union, Ulviya clearly demonstrated that Azerbaijani youth have a special place in the faithful prmotion of the history, culture, art and sports of Azerbaijan.

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GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Goal 3


Fatma Sattarova

Military nurse, siege survivor, courageous hero, economist, savior - this is an incomplete list of words to describe Fatma Sattarova. She is an example of life's firmness, activity, and optimism.

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QUALITY EDUCATION

Goal 4


Sara Rajably

At the age of 26, Sara has already established several successful projects, among them the Youth Social Business Centre. She is the Azerbaijan's first female UN social entepreneur, and the creator of such initiatives as "Bir Fincan Kitab" (One Cup of a Book) and BUTA Art & Sweets, a social enterprise project that benefits people with disabilities.

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GENDER EQUALITY

Goal 5


Raftara Shukurova

A teacher with 32 years of experience, she is also the owner of 15 hectares orchard, where feijoa, kiwi, grains, and various other sorts of fruit are grown. She is currently involved in the project "From Village to City" which encorages the trnafer of ecologically clean products from the countryside to the counters in Baku.

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CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Goal 6


Sevinj Aliyeva

She is a 22 year old carpet weaver of OJSC "Azerkhalcha". Sevinj succeeds in producing exceptionally colourful and multi-coloured carpets, which show all the carm of nature.

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AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Goal 7


Khanum Babayeva

She is a skilled cotton farmer and a demanding leader of herself and others. She was awarded the USSR State Prize in 1983 for sustainable growth of potato, sugar beet, vegetables, industrial and other agricultural corps production, application of progressive technologies and increase of labor productivity.

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DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Goal 8


Aynur Sofiyeva

The first grandmaster in the East, Aynur has a special place among the talented chess players and achieved unbelievable success and world recognition in this sphere. She is currently devoting all her energy and attention to the problems of Azerbaijani families, women and children.

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INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Goal 9


Arzu Jalilova

Only 18, Arzu has already demonstrated the highest results in prestigious international and local competitions in rhythmic gymnastics. The young athlete has only one motte - overcome not her competitors, not judges, but herself.

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REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Goal 10


Simuzar Guliyeva

With the help of the native language and masterpieces of literature, She not only raises the level of erudition of her students but also helps them develop communication skills and form correct and coherent speech. She also imparts values to her pupils, thus helping them form versatile and harmonious personalities.

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SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Goal 11


Samira Allahverdiyeva

A talented artist, Samira creates artworks that a true balm for the soul and a treat for the eyes. Her paintings are unique pieces of art, each showing her own style, thanks to which her works always stand out against the background of the results of other painters.

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RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Goal 12


Gultakin Mammadova

For a trustworthy doctor like Gultakin, an experienced endocrinologist from the Tovuz district, the ability to have compassion and emapthy is characteristic. Neither the undoubted achievements of world medical science nor phenomenal technological innovations will ever diminish the importance of moral and ethical qualities.

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CLIMATE ACTION

Goal 13


Jamila Karimova

Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Baller Theatre prima ballerina and honoured artist of Azerbaijan, she is one of the most talented young dancers. She performs the most challenging roles in classical and ballets with great conviction and competance.

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LIFE BELOW WATER

Goal 14


Mehriban Alakbarzadeh

An honoured art worker and director with inimitable charisma of creative personality, she belongs to the category of stage directors who have long ago created their own theatre that is unlike any other.

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LIFE ON LAND

Goal 15


Solmaz Safarova

A Paralympic discus thrower, Solmaz has believed in herself and has become a personal example of how limitless human capabilities are and how perseverance, endurance and inner strength can work wonders to set new heights of flight for life.

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PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Goal 16


Maleyka Mammadzada

The work of Maleyka, a graduate of law at Baku Business University, as a Consultant to the Office of the Milli Mejlis, contributes significantly to global issues, including international peace and security efforts nd struggle for sustainable development.

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PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

Goal 17


Aida Ibrahimova

Aida Ibrahimova, a native of the glorious city of Sumgait, of which the Dove of Peace is the symbol, represents a harmonious world, without war and destruction, filled with love and beauty.

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Goal 18


Photos by Adil Yusifovdur