NGO Not to Depend on Government: State Council

Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 July / corr. Trend E.Babayev / Financing of projects of the Azerbaijani non-government organizations (NGO) by the government will not out them under the dependence of the authorities. "Any organization, struggling for its ideas and principles and setting a mission to serve the state and nation, cannot depend on either interior or foreign donors," Azay Guliyev, the chairman of the State Council of Support to the NGO at the President, told Trend on 3 July.

In December 2007 President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree to establish the State Council to Support the NGO at the Azerbaijani President. The formation of the Council was completed in April 2008 and the organization began its action. A total of AZN 1.5mln was allocated from the state budget for state aid to NGO in 2008. A small part of this amount will be spent to cover expenditure of the Council's secretariat, but the rest to finance projects of the NGO. The first grant competition, announced by the Council on 15 directions, finished on 2 July and currently, the projects presented at the competition are being examined. The NGO experts consider that aid, allocated by the Azerbaijani Government, will damage the independent activities of the NGO.

According to Guliyev, if any organization is inclined to dependence and strives for it, the source of its grant will not play an important role in this.

Guliyev said that the government assists its civil society institutes in different directions, including financial aid, in all developed countries. "A total of 50% of the NGO's annual budget are formed through the aid, allocated by the government, in the European countries and the United States. Annual turnover of the NGO amounted to €3.5mln, and 50% of it was the aid allocated by the government in Hungary in 2007. All of us are the citizens of this country and proud of it. If you mean any official and subjective interference, it is another issue. Such cases will be examined should they occur," he said. Guliyev noted that the opinion on the NGO's falling into dependence of the government in Azerbaijan was the most primitive approach. "They want to cast a shadow on the importance of the noble aid allocated by the government," Guliyev said.

The correspondent can be contacted at [email protected]

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 21
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 21
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 20
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 20
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 19
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 19
Loading Bars
Latest
Iran eyes developing non-oil exports
India hopes to work with China for resolution of issues: Shringla
Azerbaijan’s Bulla Deniz produces over 54,000 tons of oil with technical measures
UK foreign secretary begins India visit today, to hold talks with Jaishankar
Uzbekistan to expand network of local duty-free shops
Azerbaijani SME agency ready to fully support alternative energy dev't
SOCAR sums up results of operation at Oil Rocks
Turkmenistan overhauling railways on border of Akhal, Balkan regions
SOCAR reveals time of commissioning 2nd production complex at Gunahsli field
Uzbek, Russian enterprises considering joint textile enterprises
Azerbaijan to start exporting locally-produced mineral water to Europe (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan not planning to transfer all schools online - ministries
SOCAR details on works carried out at Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery in 2020
Progress on CAREC transport projects in Kazakhstan unveiled
Russia reports 37,141 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
Natural gas, coal prices to remain at high levels through start of 2022
FAO's representative office may be opened in Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan's main gas supplier to engage repair services via tender
Oil demand to reach its pre-pandemic level in 2022
Regional carrier SkyWest cancels 700 U.S. flights over technical woes
Georgian energy reform to create competitive market
Turkmenistan, UN talk co-op in food security
Turkmenistan, EU to intensify co-op in number of areas
Turkic states need to jointly fight disinformation campaigns - Azerbaijani president's assistant
Kazakhstan boosts monetary base indicators
Azerbaijan exceeds commitment under OPEC+ deal
Kazakhstan's TOP-3 trade partners for 8M2021 announced
Pushed by ‘Covid growth drivers’, India on course to be $5 tn economy by 2024-25, says Puri
BCCI could earn up to $5 billion from IPL broadcasting rights
Chip crunch to cut Renault's 2021 output by 500,000 cars
2020 became particularly significant year for Azerbaijani people - president's assistant
Azerbaijani oil prices fall
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva attend inauguration of DOST Center for Inclusive Development and Creativity (PHOTO)
Kazakh energy company opens tender to buy bitumen
Uzbekistan Airports JSC cuts tariffs for foreign airlines
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva view conditions created at new rehearsal building of National Gymnastics Arena (PHOTO)
Equinor, SOCAR mull opportunities for exploration at ADUA
Uzbekistan’s Jizzakh Automobile Plant eyes increasing production capacity
Kazakhstan reports increase in product transport via pipelines
Kazakh energy company opens tender to buy electrical goods
In 44-day war in Karabakh, we witnessed two-faced behavior of int’l media – Erdogan
Azerbaijan's main goal after victory is restoration of Karabakh - president's assistant
Creation of green zones in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories - part of UN program to combat global climate change – Deputy Minister
Chambers of Commerce of Turkmenistan and Switzerland hold business forum
Gas prices to ease, but to remain elevated in Europe
Georgia shares data on COVID-19 cases for October 22
Turkmenistan to organize Business French language training for female entrepreneurs
JICA to issue report on Study for Electric Power System in Azerbaijan next year
Japanese companies to invest in Georgian energy sector
Kazakhstan introduces electronic customs escort of vehicles during goods transit
Azerbaijan, UN sign MoU to promote corporate sustainability
Azerbaijani Finance Ministry to put medium-term gov't bonds up for auction
Azerbaijan reveals state budget revenues for 9M2021
Azerbaijan's consolidated budget revenues increase
Expenditures of Azerbaijan's state budget for 9M2021 revealed
U.S. drops tariff threat in digital tax transition deal with European countries
Sputnik V contributes to one bln coronavirus vaccinations in India
Israel to readmit COVID-vaccinated foreign tourists next month
Oil prices drop; Brent on track for first weekly dip in seven
Higher oil, natural gas prices to see some demand destruction
IsDB Institute Wins Again ‘Best Islamic Research Firm’ Award
1,742 more COVID-19 cases reported in Kazakhstan
Biden says does not want cold war with China
Chamber of Commerce head talks Iran's trade, tourism ties with Oman (Exclusive)
NATO ministers agree on defense plan, investment in innovation
Biden climate envoy Kerry to visit Saudi Arabia next week
Israel adds 5 cases of COVID-19 Delta variant "AY4.2"
Prop gun misfire kills woman on set of Alec Baldwin movie
EU leaders call for stepping up work on mutual recognition of vaccine certificates
Toronto says police not vaccinated by Nov 30 will be put on unpaid leave
British Queen cancels trip to spend night in hospital
World's biggest triceratops sells for $7.7 million in Paris
UK records more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases
Syria executes 24 people over deadly forest fires
Azerbaijan climbs to 26th place in UEFA coefficients table
Russia, China are friends in each other’s interests, not against others — Putin
Chronicles of Victory: First VP Mehriban Aliyeva interviewed by Trend News Agency on October 22, 2020
Chronicles of Victory: October 22, 2020
French PM pledges cash to help drivers cope with rising energy prices
Qarabag FC wins another victory at UEFA Conference League
Putin makes statement on Karabakh
Uzbek Central Bank: Food prices have risen by 14.4%
Georgian Parliament Speaker to meet Moldovan counterpart in Greece
Brussels' utopian green energy fantasies spark energy crisis in Europe — Hungarian PM
EU prioritizes digital sector development in Azerbaijan
Russia planning several new business visits to Azerbaijan by year-end - official
Russian company to implement micro-mobile transport project in Baku
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva makes Instagram post on visit to Zangilan (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan Investment Holding, Kazakhstan National Welfare Fund sign memorandum of co-op
SOFAZ’s revenues from profitable oil and gas sale up
Executive Power of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district opens tender for road repairs
Kazakhstan, Russia discuss gas supply issues
Russian company may set up 'smart' bus stops in Azerbaijan's liberated lands
Azerbaijan publishes updated list of servicemen martyred during second Karabakh war
IBF VP talks growing interest of investors in Azerbaijan's liberated lands (VIDEO)
SOFAZ sees increase in budget revenues
Uzbekistan's GDP growth in 9M2021 sparks promising forecast
Azerbaijan developing preliminary conceptual design of railway route to liberated Kalbajar (PHOTO)
Goldman Sachs, Freshfields working on possible Porsche IPO
Kazakhstan to liquidate emergency wells in several regions
All news