Speech of the President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at 49th session of the UN General Assembly (New York, September 29, 1994)

A member of the UN since 1992, the Republic of Azerbaijan accepts the indispensable role of the UN in establishing international peace and security, in maintaining sustainable development and democratization. The interest of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the United Nations is not limited to the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. Sharing the UN values, the Republic of Azerbaijan expands cooperation with the UN within the framework of various programs on human rights, in economic and social spheres. The Republic of Azerbaijan contributes to the fight of the international community against terrorism within the framework of the UN and other institutions. In 1993, the UN Security Council adopted resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The resolutions unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council reconfirmed that Nagorno-Karabakh is an integral part of Azerbaijan. Heydar Aliyev delivered speeches in sessions of the UN General Assembly in 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000. In the meeting on March 14, 2008, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on “On the situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan”. The document emphasized the necessity of “immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian forces from all the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.

In 2011, Azerbaijan was elected a member of the UN Security Council.