May 18, 2006

Book `Heydar Aliyev Foundation - 2005-2006` was published in Azeri and English

Book `Heydar Aliyev Foundation - 2005-2006` was gracefully published in Azeri and English.


The book begins with `FOREWORD` of Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MR: `2 years pass since the establishment of the Foundation named after genius person of Azerbaijani people, wise statesman, architect and constructor of our independent state Heydar Aliyev.


Political course set and firmly implemented by national leader for statement of our state independence, economic progress of country, protection and development of national culture, creation of civic society, possession of worthy place of country in world community has been confirmed in reality with full correctness. This fact is confessed by everyone. Continuation of this policy with no alternative is the only reliable guarantee for present and future development of Azerbaijan.


It can confidently be said Heydar Aliyev policy is successfully continued. In 2005 the increase of GDP was 27%, industry potential 33%, foreign investment in country economy 12,7%, population money incomes 17%, wages 22%. For per capita investment and rate of economic growth Azerbaijan was leader in the world last year.


Study of Heydar Aliyev legacy, wide propaganda of his ideas and application in daily life and delivery to future generations is one important issues. The Foundation acts and will act towards these works, and will support the works implemented for realization of different projects for purposefully benefiting the rich school of this genius person having dedicated all his life to Azerbaijan`s development.


The presented book includes impressions and opinions of statesmen and famous persons from foreign countries who visited Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Those opinions and views reflect high value set to personality and activity of Heydar Aliyev that is subject to pride of every Azerbaijani.


Heydar Aliyev Foundation is public organization. The Foundation is the only organization of new type in the country for importance and scale of its goals and duties. I believe that by expanding relations with the public the Foundation will yearly increase its help to the mission of improving its activity towards implementation of Heydar Aliyev ideas and development of Azerbaijan in all fields, statement of civic society. This book developed by employees of the Foundation named after genius son of our people is on the 2 years of start of activity of the body. This publication includes the Foundation`s goals and duties, works done by now. I am sure activity of the Foundation will be intensified in future and we will present new publications on our activity to readers.


Once more deeply honoring the blessed memory of great savior of Azeri people Heydar Aliyev, I wish God to rest him in peace, bow before his sacred soul, invite everyone to cooperate with Heydar Aliyev Foundation in honorable mission such as implementation of ideas of the genius person having devoted all his life to light future of our people`.


These views expressing deep love and respect to memory of the great leader contain at the same time main directions of the Foundation`s activity.


The great respect the Foundation gained for last 2 years is reflected in `PAGES OF MEMORY BOOK`.


Heydar Aliyev Foundation that started to function on May 10, 2004 has become the most visited place by foreign visitors coming to Azerbaijan. Exhibits displayed at the museum of the Foundation create an obvious idea in the visitors on rich lifetime of the genius leader, his interesting life dedicated to Homeland, blessed future of our people, political activity of 35 years.


Among the visitors of the Foundation there are heads of states and governments of different countries, famous politicians, figures of science, culture and art, heads of leading international organizations. They leave sincere words in the Guest Book of the Foundation on their impressions, expresses their views on the world-famous politician, statesman, phenomenal person. Reps of creativity organizations of the country, cultural, educational and scientific institutions visit the Foundation, view exhibitions, express deep respect in memory of the great leader. This tradition is specially observed in the memorial days of the national leader.


Looking at the memory book, reading the sincere words written here we feel deep pride as an Azerbaijani, citizen. We are proud of this respect and prestige the great son of our people, genius politician, famous statesman possesses in the world, admire the deep sincerity of respect shown to his personality. High value set in these views to the activity of the Foundation shows once again the holiness of goals and duties he set.


The memory book is opened with these valuable words of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, political successor of the great leader, his worthiest pupil, physical and spiritual continuer of his ideals: `It is birthday of national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev today. Presentation ceremony of the Foundation named after him was held in this day.


Heydar Aliyev Foundation will study, analyze and propagate political legacy of national leader of our nation, constructor of independent Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev. Heydar Aliyev Foundation is public organization and will play important role in public life of Azerbaijan.


Ideas of Heydar Aliyev live. Heydar Aliyev policy, philosophy, ideology lives and will always live. Modern Azerbaijan, work of Heydar Aliyev, will confidently go on in the way left by him towards new victories`.


The book contains samples from warm words of leading figures of politics, state, science and art of the world and their photographs.


Next chapter of the book is titled `FIELD OF EDUCATION`. It is stressed here creation of equal education possibilities, possession of youth of the knowledge, support to integration of Azerbaijan to world education system in innovating Azerbaijan that has chosen economic development way is one of priorities of Heydar Aliyev Foundation. A number of programs and projects implemented in this sphere in 2005 brought to increase of education level, improvement of life conditions of children and teens deprived of parental care.


President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, after visiting children homes and boarding schools in Baku and regions, considered purposeful to develop and implement `Program for development of children homes and boarding schools`. This program directed to settlement of problems in children homes and boarding schools of the republic was one of major directions of activity of the Foundation last year.


After the monitoring implemented in the first stage of the Program 4 major directions - technical support, education, healthcare and public activity were defined as priorities directed to solution of education and social problems at the children institutions. The Foundation, considering that big majority of such institutions need repair, reconstruction ad technical supply, started to function in direction of technical support first.


Reconstruction, construction and repair works were done in 23 child institutions of this category in 2005. They were supplied with necessary appliances, libraries with new literature were created, information technologies applied, the classrooms made available for interactive education.


In course of the project implementation special supplementary school 268, children home 1 in Nesimi district of Baku city, psycho-neurological children home in Narimanov district, Shamakhy boarding school, children home 1, special education school 3 for mentally and physically retarded children in Nizami district, boarding school 2 for orphans and children deprived of parental care in Azizbeyov district, republican supplementary boarding school for orphans and children deprived of parental care, boarding school 16 for children affected with brain paralysis and poliomyelitis in Shuvalan, republican special boarding school in Turkan settlement for children with speech defect and several other child institutions were reconstructed, equipped with modern dining rooms meeting hygienic standards, sleeping rooms, doctor and psychologist rooms, sport fields and halls were created.


In frame of the program works are done to create summer rest camps to ensure effective leisure and rest. Project on creation of summer camp for children home 1 in Nizami district in Shuvalan settlement is about to be realized. It was defined food norms are not satisfactory in child institutions, packet of proposals was made and presented to respective bodies.


`New school to new Azerbaijan` program the Foundation started to implement last year, first stage of which is over, aims construction of modern school buildings admitting formation of the education process in level of modern requirements.


To evaluate the real situation in this field, state of school buildings in the republic was monitored last year at initiative of Mrs Aliyeva, President of the Foundation. As a result 132 schools that were in unsuitable state were defined in different regions of Azerbaijan, their reconstruction was considered the most effective settlement of the problem according to experts.


Considering the public support important Heydar Aliyev Foundation held in June 2005 the `round table` with participation of respective bodies and reps of international organizations in the country to involve attention of different sections of society to this issue. The 100, 200 and 240-seat school projects developed to implement the program were presented to the participants of the `round table`.


Summon of the President of the Foundation addressed to the society for cooperation concerning the project implementation caused big resonance. A bit later, construction of schools was widespread in different regions of Azerbaijan - mountainous villages, the remotest settlements.


These schools built within `New school to new Azerbaijan` program, adapted to local need and possibilities, were equipped with modern appliances, heat system, rich libraries, practical devices and computer appliances. Thus, in different regions of the country thousands of schoolchildren welcomed the school year 2005/2006 at new schools meeting modern standards.


The book includes information on address of these schools, date of their commissioning, the building they located before, number of pupils.


The Foundation continues this valuable mission this year too. Second stage of that program started in the republic in 2006. More 100 schools are under construction by initiative of the Foundation.


There are nearly 40,000 blind and visually impaired people in the republic. Heydar Aliyev Foundation considers the use of information-communication technologies - ICT important as creating a mechanism of extra possibilities for them. On this purpose the project `Assurance of access of blind and visually impaired people to ICT` was developed. The project consisted of 3 phases will be realized together with UNDP. In first stage ICT needs of blind and visually impaired people will be found out, national strategy prepared for removing the digital difference for them.


In the second phase works will be done at boarding schools for blind and visually impaired people to create Model ICT classrooms. The major goal of this phase is purchase and installation of special computer appliances, localization of program supply, assurance of Internet access and development of training-education programs. Third phase of the project includes creation of library and training center for blind and visually impaired children. In this stage there will be created audio-library and recording studio to have all literature in audio format, Braille fonts and audio books will be restored in this studio and libraries, Internet access, IT-based training courses, creation of computer service ensuring services and training of teachers and trainers to teach at training courses will be provided.


In `FIELD OF HEALTHCARE` chapter of the book it is emphasized assurance of population health, medicine, problems of healthcare were in focus of attention of Heydar Aliyev Foundation in 2005. One of first actions in this field was `Highest care to diabetes-affected children` project.


After presenting this project on December 4, 2004 at the Foundation implementation of the project started jointly by Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Azerbaijan Diabetes Society and Danish company `Novo Nordisk`, leader in the world in high-quality insulin production. The main goal of the project is to direct attention of public, local and foreign companies to problems of diabetes-affected children in the country, help their settlement and intensify participation of International Diabetes Federation in this field.


Before there were big difficulties in assurance of 310 children aged under 14 affected with this disease in Azerbaijan. In frame of the project those children were given 6-month insulin medicaments and syringe-pens. In May 2005 Heydar Aliyev Foundation distributed insulin medicaments for next 6 months and syringe-pens and this work is continued at present.


Another project the Foundation carries out in field of healthcare is directed to prevention of thalassemia in the country. Expansion of gene of this disease in some districts of the republic causes disturbance and because of this Heydar Aliyev Foundation finds it necessary to pay attention to this field.


After collecting respective information on number, state, treatment chances of thalassemia-affected people in the republic at the initiative of the Foundation, at the `round table` held in February 2005 on the theme `For life without thalassemia` possibilities of cooperation with public reps, international organizations, International Thalassemia Federation were discussed. After wide discussions it was decided to establish Thalassemia Diagnostics Center equipped with modern appliances in frame of `For life without thalassemia` program. Respective place has already been allocated and works are underway to build that. Advisory Board has been established to implement the program more efficiently.


The project considers development of donor service for assurance of children suffering from this disease with premium and safe blood, education of population, forecasting the disease by prenatal diagnostics. Experience of Italy, Turkey, Greece and Israel in this field is studied by initiative of the Foundation, works implemented to widen cooperation with respective bodies of these countries. Last years visits of famous experts of several countries in thalassemia field were organized to Azerbaijan and discussions held. Within this cooperation it is planned to exchange experts with other countries for having high-level personnel in Azerbaijan.


In 2005 Heydar Aliyev Foundation received 3014 letters concerning healthcare issues, all letters were sent to respective medical institutions. Considering numerous requests received, a number of actions were taken by the Foundation to help people affected with different diseases. Many of those that were helped are children suffering from heart diseases. The Foundation helps some of children suffering from different diseases in sending them to foreign countries for necessary medical examination. Treatment of casualties of accident happened in 2005 at `Baky Soveti` Metro station was realized by the Foundation, financial aids were granted to victims.


Last year Psycho-neurological children home of Baku Main Healthcare Department in Narimanov district was fundamentally repaired due to funds of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, supplied with active therapy, massage, examination appliances. At the 100-bed children home 87 children were treated last year. Yard of the home was reconstructed, green field set, circumstance provided for entertainment of children. Reconstruction of Turkan settlement branch of First Aid Station 18 was realized by the Foundation.


Attaching special importance to cooperation in healthcare the Foundation presented last year 50 `Desferal` medicines to Hematology and Transfusiology Institute of Georgia at the request of the institute. A number of works were done last year to create new medical center in Ivanovka village of Ismailly district.


One of the goals of Heydar Aliyev Foundation is protection of our national and spiritual values and wide popularization of Azeri culture worldwide. Several successful projects were implemented in the report year along with Azerbaijan Culture Friends Foundation.


In 2005 serious steps were taken to develop and propagate the mugham, pearl of Azerbaijan national music. `Round table` was held with participation of famous mugham singers by the initiative of President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva and was decided to create International Mugham Center in Baku city. After regular meetings and discussions with mugham singers the project of International Mugham Center was made and presented at the Foundation. A suitable place was defined for that, foundation of the building was laid in presence of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura.


Next step taken towards development and protection of mugham of Azerbaijan is graceful release of `Garabagh singers` music album and its presentation in Gulustan Palace.


Organization of regular mugham evenings with participation of popular mugham singers is welcomed much by music lovers, this tradition highly valued. Repair-rehabilitation works were implemented at house-museum of famous writer and pedagogue of Azerbaijan Abdulla Shaig in 2005 due to help of the Foundation, the museum`s activity was restored after fundamental repair.


Reconstruction works were carried out in the public library in Mardakan settlement of Azizbeyov district of Baku, works on reconstruction of Pir Hasan Sanctuary completed.


Grave and mausoleum on the grave of Jomerd Hasan, who lived in Ganca city in VII century, possessed big respect due to his charity, were restored.


Mausoleum was built on the grave of Javad Khan, the last khan of Ganca, due to support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Hazrati Zeynab Mosque reconstructed.


In 2005 due to support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation the 120th jubilee of genius composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov and in Paris the 100th jubilee of famous chemist-scholar in UNESCO level, academician Yusif Mammadaliyev were marked, album and CDs were released on the 50-year joint activity of world-famous musicians - big friend of our people Mstislav Rostropovich and his spouse Galina Vishnevskaya.


One of major goals of the Foundation is deep study, propaganda of rich heritage, invaluable services for Homeland, national statehood ideas of the great leader and delivering to future generations. For this purpose the exposition of the Foundation dedicated to the national leader was enriched with new exhibits in 2005, more than 200 various presents, more than 600 books, more than 200 journals and newspapers, numerous photos, CDs and cassettes entered the Foundation were elaborated on scientific bases. This will contribute to centralization of materials reflecting all directions of activity of the great leader at Heydar Aliyev Foundation.


Last year nearly 1000 visitors were familiarized with the Foundation`s exposition. Visiting the Foundation famous state and government heads, figures of culture, art and religion, politicians shared their impressions on Heydar Aliyev, activity of the Foundation. The Foundation rendered scientific and methodical aid in 2005 in creation of museums and corners on great leader Heydar Aliyev in Baku, other cities and districts of the republic. On December 10, 2005 `Heydar Aliyev Heritage Study Center` was opened at Azerbaijan Economy University together with the Foundation.


According to Heydar Aliyev Foundation publication of necessary devices is important in direction of development of education, enlightenment of population, delivery of Azerbaijani realities to the world, popularization of Turkism, Azerbaijanism ideas. Information is available on this in `NEW PUBLICATIONS` chapter of the book. The truth on a country undergone violation of territorial integrity, having more than a million of refugees and IDPs was delivered to the world community for the first time due to hard trouble of great leader Heydar Aliyev. Heydar Aliyev Foundation continues his patriotic and honorable mission.


Series of `True facts about Garabagh`, one of successful projects of last year, is bright proof to this. Collection `True facts about Garabagh`, addressed to international community, published in English, distributed all around the world via our diplomatic missions, Diaspora organizations abroad and other channels, consists of booklets `Information on history of Garabagh`, `Beginning of the conflict`, `Khojaly genocide`, `Consequences of Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan` and `Activity of Armenian terrorist organizations against Azerbaijan`.


It is planned to translate this series into French, German, Arab and Russian. Works started on development of second collection on more ancient history of Garabagh that will include the era from Caucasian Albania to Azerbaijan SSR.


Next steps in field of distribution of realities of Azerbaijan and Garabagh was development of `Sanctuaries and war` book together with Azerbaijan National Sciences Academy Human Rights Institute. The book to be soon published contains detailed information on sanctuaries, destroyed architectural monuments in territories occupied by Armenian armed forces - Shusha, Lachin, Kalbajar, Agdam, Fuzuli and other districts.


Beginning from the last year Heydar Aliyev Foundation is working on translation into Azeri language of several foreign publications of great importance for Azerbaijani readers. Book `Turks and world: history` of Murad Adji, one of valuable publications in propaganda of idea of Turkism and Azerbaijanism, was translated into Azeri and published. Translation into Azeri and edition of book `Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline: Oil window to West` of S.Frederick Starr and Svant E.Cornell in frame of US Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program are about to end. The book includes economic and geostrategic importance of BTC pipeline named after Heydar Aliyev for Azerbaijan, its environmental and social aspects.


One of publications the Foundation translated into Azeri in frame of joint projects is `In the place where dreams come true` book of Linda Lee Ratton. Goal of this publication is to contribute to the formation of equal attitude in the society towards physically retarded children.


In 2005 Heydar Aliyev Foundation published `Note manual of the serviceman` and `Military oath` newspaper to give contribution to military training of the youth serving in the army and their education in this field.


The book was gracefully released last year on 1-year activity of the Foundation. The projects implemented by the Foundation during first year of activity are widely reflected here. In 2005 calendar published by the Foundation there are valuable words said by the genius person on various historical days, holidays, his aphorisms. This publication was distributed free of charge to state bodies and public organizations, education, medical and cultural centers.


Heydar Aliyev Foundation gives big importance to implementation of projects in field of information-communication technologies. `Science and technology` chapter talks about this.


In 2005 `` domain Internet portal was created on life and activity of national leader Heydar Aliyev, differed with wide volume and covered area of information. The portal contains speeches, interviews of the great leader in his leadership in Azerbaijan. The portal in Azeri, English and Russian languages is regularly updated by the working group.


The next project is webpage of Heydar Aliyev Foundation in domain ``. The rich Internet page includes detailed information on the history of establishment, activity, international ties of the Foundation. There are sections here on awards of the Foundation, honor guests, library, video and photo galleries.


Last year `Azerbaijan` portal was developed by the initiative of President of the Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva. The portal has no analogue in the republic for richness of the database. The working group of high-qualified specialists organized to realize the idea provided wide database in the first phase due to help of respective organizations. Necessary information gained in short time was posted on suitable sections of the portal.


The information in the portal, entered the Internet arena joined by more than 1 billion of users in more than 100 countries worldwide, information are in 3 languages. Letters of gratitude addressed to the portal from various countries prove that this approach provides wide geography of users. The portal will soon be presented in French and German languages.


The portal consists of 12 sections: News, General information, Nature, History, Economy, Culture, Society, State power, Azerbaijan in international arena, Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Administrative and territorial units, Maps. Each section consists of several segments and concrete information posted here covers any topic regarding Azerbaijan. Detailed information given on every district of the republic is useful for growth of interest of foreign businessmen in regions and development of tourism in the country.


Information is available in the section of `Azerbaijan` portal on history of Karabakh, Nagorno-Karabakh problem and Armenian affair, Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan, Khojaly genocide, humanitarian disaster, Armenian terrorism, hard consequences of occupation of Azerbaijan territories to expose the false information distributed by strong propaganda machine of Armenia, deliver the realities to the international community.


Calendar archive is available in `News` section via which any information of the day is accessible. Claims and suggestions addressed to the working group by the users are analyzed. The portal has been adapted through different browsers.


At the moment `Guest Book`, and `Voting` and `Forum` systems are under construction in the portal to discuss important issues of the republican life. Opinions of the users on the portal are in `Opinions` section.


`Azerbaijan` Internet portal, presented in 2005, took E-involvement nomination in `Azerbaijan E-content - 2005 Award` national contest.


Certainly, this book dedicated to the 1-year activity of Heydar Aliyev Foundation is reflection of loyalty of the body to the mission it has assumed, faith in Heydar Aliyev ideas, support to the purposeful policy President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev conducts for Homeland, people, growing prestige of the Foundation in the society and outside the country. All these works done for passed 2 years, assets gained, further increase of activity since the beginning of current year is first of all fruit of activity of President of the Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva based on charity, humanism, patriotism, national mind, her intellect, prestige, organizational and administrative skills highly valued by a number of public and culture figures of the world.