The next meeting of the Council of State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan was held today. The Chairman of the Council, MP Azay Guliyev opened the meeting and briefed on the information about activities of the Council proposed for the third quarter of 2017, the completed projects, the 95th anniversary of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the 10th anniversary of the Council's activities. determination of the Working Group's activity direction, the signing of the Memorandum on Cooperation and Joint Action between the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and the holding of a festival of films prepared by the Council's financial assistance. Agenda was unanimously approved.
Executive Director of the Secretariat, Farasat Gurbanov, informed on the work carried out in the third quarter of the current year in accordance with the Charter of the Council. F. Gurbanov noted that in Shamkir, Mingachevir and Shirvan, conferences on "NGO-Government relations: gained experience and new opportunities of cooperation" were held with the participation of NGOs and local executive authorities in 33 regions of the country. The Qhtxeber website of the Council and the Civil Society magazine continued to provide information services to NGOs in the third quarter of 2017.
The Executive Director said that during the last quarter, 5 NGOs represented our country by participating in international meetings with the support of the Council. The Council held monitoring of the implementation of the 147 NGO projects, as well as the activities of the Baku Resource and Training Center, established with the support of the Council. An appropriate act has been concluded after the completion of 199 projects implemented by the NGOs as part of the grant competition of the Council in 2017.
Farasat Gurbanov gave detailed information on the activities carried out with the purpose of holding a festival of films prepared by the Council in 2008-2016 and the activity of the Jury with the participation of well-known cultural figures.
The members of the Council Shahin Ismayilov, Alimammad Nuriyev, Sahib Mammadov, Nargiz Khalaf, Emin Hasanli, Anar Khalilov and Rufiz Gonagov expressed their views on the issues on the agenda.
Chairman of the Council Azay Guliyev instructed members of the Council and Secretariat employees to organize jubilee events and film festival and carry out a number of current issues.
It was decided at the meeting to attract new members to the Working Group consisting of the Council and Secretariat staff to organize events related to the 95th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev, the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the 10th anniversary of the Council in 2018.