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Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 26 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
In 2010, more than 200,000 people in
Azerbaijan were involved in the implementation of NGO's projects, Azerbaijani Presidential State NGO Support Fund head Azay Guliyev said on Wednesday.
"Last year under the projects, 1,100 citizens were involved in paid employment," Guliyev said.
He said the fund's budget for 2010 totaled 2.102 million manat. 845 NGOs appealed to the fund for funding and 352 projects were financed, of which 54 are related to the issue of human rights, 43 - Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and 19 - Azerbaijan's integration into the world community and others.
Guliyev said NGOs that had distinguished themselves in their activities will be awarded by the fund.
About 70 NGOs that have received state aid but failed to provide a progress report on the implementation of the funded projects will be sanctioned, he said.
"Some NGOs did not submit a timely report on the implementation of projects. The sanctions will be applied in respect of these organizations; they will not be allowed to implement projects within two years. In addition, we intend to apply to law enforcement authorities on this matter," Guliyev said.