2 February-Youth Day in Azerbaijan

Sat 02 February 2013 06:28 GMT | 11:28 Local Time

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The first forum of Azerbaijani youth was held on the initiative of National Leader Heydar Aliyev in 1996.

The forum was attended by over 2,000 representatives of the youth organizations from all regions of the country. The forum defined the duties facing the state bodies, youth organizations, every young man.

The relevant organizations were set the task to take effective measures for the comprehensive development of youth as well as provision of assistance for the soonest and effective settlement of youth problems.

The first Youth Forum promoted enlivening of the work held with the youth in Azerbaijan. In 1997 the President of Azerbaijan signed a decree under which the day of the said forum - 2 February - was declared the Youth Day of Azerbaijan.

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