Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured GEF (2019)

This publication contains the text of the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility, as amended by the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth GEF Assemblies. The publication also includes the decisions of the governing bodies of the three Implementing Agencies approving the Instrument and its amendments. The publication includes the resolutions adopted by the IBRD Executive Directors approving the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh replenishments of the GEF Trust Fund in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 respectively.
Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 156
Date of Publication: Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Azerbaijan, nestled in the cradle of Europe and Asia, has always occupied a prime location on the trade routes linking East and West.

In the days of the Silk Road, craftsmen and merchants would trade goods such as fabrics and carpets and other technological innovations in caravanserais. 

Today cities such as the country’s capital, Baku, are re-emerging as exciting trade hubs, perfect settings for the entrepreneurial talents of modern-day merchants such as two sets of brothers, the Nakhjavanis and the Eromis.


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