Youth Day in Azerbaijan

2 February in 1996 on the initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as according to the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan was held I Forum of Azerbaijani youth.

The forum was attended by over two thousand representatives of youth organizations from all regions of the country. Forum defined the responsibilities faced by government agencies, youth organizations, before each young man. By the way, Azerbaijan has registered more than 170 youth organizations.

The main task set before the relevant organizations, was the organization of effective measures for the comprehensive development of young people, as well as provide guidance and assistance for the speedy and efficient resolution of the problems of youth.

I Youth Forum has contributed significantly to the revival of work with youth in Azerbaijan. In 1997, President of the Republic signed a decree according to which day of the Forum — February 2 — was declared the Day of Azerbaijani youth.

According to the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan, more than half a million boys and girls in the country are educated. Youth and young in the country believe everyone has not attained the age of 30, accounting for 66 percent of the population.