Universal Periodic Review of Azerbaijan

  • Broken Chalk is an Amsterdam-based non-profit human rights organisation focusing on the global development of human rights and education. By submitting this report, Broken Chalk hopes to contribute to the 44th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and further the efforts made by the Republic of Azerbaijan to structure its education sector continually and positively.
  • In its third UPR cycle, the Republic of Azerbaijan received 19 human rights and education recommendations from 15 reviewing countries. Azerbaijan had diligently received and responded to some suggestions in its follow-up mid-term report of the 2018 UPR.
  • Obstacles to education still exist in Azerbaijan with the surfacing of COVID-19 challenges worldwide. According to national statistics, education in Azerbaijan needs more inclusivity and non-discrimination policies.
  • Over the past five years, from 2015 to the present, the expenditure on Education varied between 8.1 to 9.1 AZN. As of 2021, state expenditure is at 8.29% of GDP. [i] This figure is higher than in 2013 and 2014, at 7.5% and 8.3%, respectively.[ii]
by Ruwaifa Al-Riyami

[i] Gubad Ibadoghlu, Higher Education System of Azerbaijan: Country Report, (2021)

[ii] ibid

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