Azerbaijan: UNICEF and the European Games

Officials of UNICEF and Baku 2015 European Games Operations Committee speak at a news conference after signing a partnership agreement on March 16. (Photo: Baku 2015 European Games)

Among the sponsors of the Azerbaijan-hosted European Games, one is not like the others – the United Nations’ Children Fund, or UNICEF. The financial particulars surrounding UNICEF’s sponsorship are murky while the ostensible benefits it is providing in connection with the games are vague.

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Editor’s Note: Justin Burke is the Managing Editor of This story includes reporting by Elizabeth Owen and Katya Kumkova.

Azerbaijan: UNICEF and the European Games

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