A meeting was held with Furio De Angelis, the UNHCR Representative in Azerbaijan, in the Council on State Support to NGOs under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Chairman of the Council, Member of Parliament Azay Guliyev informed the guest about recent works implemented by the government to simplify the rules of grants given by foreign donors, in detail. Azay Guliyev noted that according to the decree signed by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the procedure of issuing grants by foreign donors will be carried out based on “one window” system beginning from January 1, 2017. Under the decree, in accordance with new rules, the ban on grant agreements with foreign donors, which have not got the right to give grants in Azerbaijan, has been eliminated, and the process of donor registration and grant registration has been integrated into unified process. At the same time after the application of “one window” system there will be no need for the translation of the donor's registration documents certified by a notary.
Furio De Angelis, the UNHCR Representative in Azerbaijan, noted that UNHCR appreciates the application of “one window” system in the procedure of giving grants by foreign donors highly and considers it important for developing civil society.
Within the meeting an exchange of ideas took place about expanding cooperation opportunities between Azerbaijani NGOs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other issues.