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History of the Ministry

The Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan was established by the decree #179 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan from June 26th 1994 and the resolution # 861 of the National Assembly (Milli Mejlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan from July 26th 1994.

Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan about the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan

I decide under the resolution # 861 of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan from July 26th 1994:

1. To charge with the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan to work out the Statute and the structure of the Ministry reflecting its functions, rights and duties in ten days and to present them as determined to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

2. The Statute should reflect the following major activities of the Ministry:

- To educate and train younger generation in accordance with national strategic policy on the social, economic and cultural development of Azerbaijan;

- In work with younger generation to apply the policy of democratic development of the society;

- To direct the powers, the capabilities and the creative abilities of the youth at implementation of duties on national state establishment, at realizing the reformation programs implementing in the country;

- To provide propaganda of universal and national values among the youth;

- To direct all the spheres of activity providing high social, moral and healthy physical development of the youth;

- To popularize historical and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan among the youth, to bring them up with the feelings of the patriotism, loyalty to the Country, willingness to protect our freedom, statehood and lands;

- To co-operate with other state organs in reduction of unemployment among youth;

- To render close assistance in realization of the state program on the solution of social problems of the orphanages and children of poorly-provided families;

- To implement reflected in the conventional international legal documents activities intended for children defense;

- To co-relate the activities of other state organs in bringing the youth in ownership in the condition of market economy;

In correspondence with the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan to participate in the formation of youth organizations, to relate their activities;

- To assist those organizations in active participation in the international measurements concerning problems of the youth;

- To implement national program in the sphere of physical training of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

- To customize among the population healthy live based on national-moral values of Azeri people, to organize wide popularization of the physical training;

- To provide popularization of sport and physical training among the population, especially among growing younger generation, to develop their material-technical base with the help of the state organs and social organizations;

- To assist in widening of international sport relations of Azerbaijan;

3. To charge with the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan to prepare the conception of the national policy on works with the youth and the program of physical training of the population within three months and to present for affirmation to the President of to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

4. For financial and material-technical supply of the Ministry to charge with the Cabinet of Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan to solve the matters under resolution # 861 of Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan from July 26th 1994.

Heydar Aliyev,

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Baku, July 26th, 1994.

In 2001 an important attempt was made to lead out from the stagnation the tourism of our country, to reveal its potentialities and perspectives, the advantageous usage of its resources, to supply progressive development of this sphere and to make it one of advanced spheres. With the decree "About establishment of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan" from April 18th 2001, the President Heydar Aliyev charged with the Ministry of Youth and Sport to control over this process. Mastering the international experience, by application of its internal potentiality and its favorable usage the Ministry implements today the important affairs to develop the tourism.

Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan about establishment of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan

I decide under paragraph 7 of article #109 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the purpose to perfect the structure of the state execution:

1. To liquidate Council of Foreign Tourism under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

2. To change the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan into the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

3. Within a month the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan should:

- Work out the Statute of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and present for affirmation to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

- To affirm the quantity of employees of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

- To settle matters under this decree.

4. This decree is effective from the date of signing.

Heydar Aliyev,

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Baku, April 18, 2001.

The Statute of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan was affirmed under Decree 528 by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan from September 18th,2001.

Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan about reorganization of some ministries of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Continuing reforms carried out in state administration system of the Republic of Azerbaijan, taking into consideration the necessity for improvement of management in spheres of culture, work with the youth, sport and tourism and conforming it to the modern requirements, increasing the effectiveness of management in these fields and to assure optimal structure, following the  Section 7 of Article 109 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I decree:

1. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be annulled.

2. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be established in base of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

3. The Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be established in base of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

4. Within a month the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan should:

4.1. present draft Statutes of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for approval;

4.2. present proposals on structures and number of employees of apparatuses of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

4.3. present proposals on unification of valid legislative acts to this decree to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

4.4. to settle matters under this decree.

4.5 This decree is effective from the date of signing.

Ilham Aliyev,

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Baku, January 30, 2006.

# 359

Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan about approval of Statute on the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, structure of the Ministry and identifying the number of employees of its administration

To assure action of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan I decree:

1. ‘Statute on the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan’ shall be approved (attached).

2. ‘Structure on the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan’ shall be approved (attached).

3. The number of employees of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be identified.

4. Within a month the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan should:

4.1. present proposals on unification of valid legal acts to this decree to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

4.2. to settle matters under this decree.

5. This decree is effective from the date of publication.

Ilham Aliyev,

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Baku, April 18th, 2006.

The Statute of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan was approved under Decree #392 by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan from April 18th, 2006.

Duties of the Ministry

- implement normative regulation in the respective sphere;

- assure execution of state programs and development concepts;

- coordinate action of executive power bodies and non-governmental organizations in the respective sphere;

- assure execution of international agreements ratified by the Republic of Azerbaijan;

- implement state control in the respective sphere;

- assure implementation of scientific-technical achievements in the respective sphere taking into account advanced international experience, realization of researches and application of their results in practice;

- participate in making of long-term plans by executive power bodies for development of the respective sphere in places;

- take actions for protection of state secret and confidentiality regime, also security actions according to activities;

- assure awareness of population of its action;

- create united information system in the respective sphere;

- develop and realize projects of broadcasts of TV and radios covering the respective sphere;

- assure effective use of budget funds, credits, grants and other funds allotted to the respective sphere;

- assure personnel training in the respective sphere, contribute to specialists to learn international experience;

- organize discussion clubs of the youth, including students on universal and national values, issues in field of building the democratic society;

- help solve education and social problems of the youth, formation of creative environment for them, arrange exhibitions, festivals, concerts, plays for this goal;

- organize with respective executive power bodies giving methodical advices in study of modern management and bases of market economy by the youth, fruitful formation of production, realization of business activities, creation of farms;

- operate with respective executive power bodies and NGOs in field of protection of rights of the youth and their social protection, promote employment of the youth;

- apply for solution of problems of disabled youth, in particular those disabled in war by respective executive power bodies;

- raise issues before respective executive power bodies on solution of social, domestic problems of young families, make programs and take other necessary measures;

- take measures to remove the youth from drug addiction, crime and other harmful habits and raise in healthy lifestyle, take close part for this goal in events arranged by respective executive power bodies and NGOs;

- make and implement programs with respective executive power bodies on participation of young students in formation of state and public-political life of country, discovering their creative potential;

- take measures to identify the role of physical training and sport in field of harmonic and multilateral development of personality, training of the youth for labor and defence of homeland, strengthening their health and effectively organizing their leisure;

- assure promotion and propaganda of physical training and sport in the country;

- assure protection and strengthening of health of children, schoolchildren and students in education institutions and pre-school institutions via physical training and sport, make norms for physical training of children and juniors in such institutions;

- create the network of child-youth sport and specialized Olympic resources child-youth sport schools in the country, direct, coordinate their actions, make and approve exemplary learning programs and plans for sport schools;

- contribute to the disabled youth to go in for sports and physical training, partake in sport competitions, organize domestic and international sport competitions, Paralympics and Deaflympics, World Special Olympics among such youth and assure participation of disabled athletes in these competitions;

- implement state registration and state technical review of mechanical transport means of legal and physical persons designed for contest and sport purposes;

- arrange making of norms and rules of use of physical training and sport plants and devices to assure involvement of population in healthy lifestyle and effective use of such plants and devices;

- approve agenda of domestic and international contests and trainings and assure their realization;

- approve methodical, normative documents regulating rules of sport contests;

- make and approve of register of sport disciplines existing in the country;

- assure logistics of national teams by disciplines, approve their membership and coaches, organize training, and assure participation of these teams in international contests, world and European championships, in Olympics, with the National Olympic Committee, coordinate development of network of respective executive power bodies, legal persons, NGOs, all sport schools and Olympic training centers and give the methodical recommendations;

-implement control on creation of scientific groups by all disciplines and their action;

- approve records of Azerbaijan by disciplines, submit documents on approval of world and European records to respective international sport organizations;

- study need of physical training and sport organizations, population, especially athletes for sport appliances and clothes, help organize their production or acquisition;

- make and approve statutes on degrees for physical training and sport employees, also statutes on granting specialization degrees to coach-teachers, instructor-methodologists;

- accredit NGOs, federations and other bodies operating in field of sport in the country;

- make and approve norms in field of rendering sport-health service to population;

- act in world antidoping movement and take actions to fight doping in sport;

- take actions to strengthen and develop logistics of bodies in the structure of the Ministry, to improve and develop the structure and activity of the Ministry;

- review applications and complaints on the activity of the ministry and take actions in accordance with legislation;

- to fulfill other duties prescribed by legislation.

Rights of the Ministry

- develop legislative acts in the respective sphere or partake in making of them;

- make proposals on main directions of state policy in the respective sphere;

- initiate support of the Republic of Azerbaijan to international treaties in the respective field;

- make proposals on involving investments in the respective sphere;

- to get information from corresponding executive bodies, as well as individuals and legal enterprises, despite of their organizational-legal form and the form of property concerning matters on its authority;

- cooperate with international organizations, respective public bodies of foreign states, study their experience;

- make proposals on holding international events in the respective sphere;

- give opinion on activities, make analysis and summarizations, analytic materials, studies and proposals;

- take actions for training and improvement of specialists within funds allotted for these goals;

- arrange trainings, courses, seminars and other events;

- involve freelance experts and specialists in its action;

- publish special bulletins and other publications, create and use Internet site;

- make and approve recommendations, instructions and other documents with respective executive power bodies;

- analyze social problems of the youth and young families and make proposals on their solution;

- implement complete analysis and forecasting of main directions of development of physical training and sport;

- collect statistical reports from child-youth sport and specialized Olympic resources child-youth sport schools, analyze and submit to respective executive power bodies;

- grant honor sport titles, award employees, actives in field of physical training and sport, representatives of sport clubs and organizations, make presentation to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on granting honor title ‘Honor Figure of Physical Training and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan’, orders and medals;

- realize other rights prescribed in legislation.

Addreess of the Ministry

AZ-1072, Baku, Olympia str.4. 
Contact numbers: 4656442
Fax: 4656438
E-mail: mys@mys.gov.az
web site: http://www.mys.gov.az


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