Azay Guliyev

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Azay Guliyev
Azay Əjdər oğlu Quliyev
Azay Guliyev photo 15.jpg
Born23 June 1971
NationalityAzerbaijani
Occupationpolitician

Azay Guliyev (born 1971) is Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Chair of the Silk Road Support Group of the OSCE PA, Coordinator of the Baku Parliamentary Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation and the Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Educational background[edit]

  • 1992-1998: Faculty of History (graduated with distinction), Baku State University – Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • 1995-1996: International Advanced Public Administration Executive Program, Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East – Ankara, Turkey
  • 2007-2013: PhD in Political Science, theses title: “Place of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Social-Political system: National and International experience”, Faculty of International Relations, Baku State University – Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2010: The short-term course on “Strategic Management for NGO leaders”, Harvard Kennedy School – USA

Positions in the Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament since: 2005

Political Party Affiliation: Independent

Electoral District: Binagadi, Baku

2005–present: Member of the Permanent Committee on State Building and Legislative Policy of the Parliament of Azerbaijan[1]

2005–present: Head of Azerbaijan-Romania Inter-parliamentary Working Group

2005–present: Member of the Azerbaijan-Austria, Azerbaijan-Czech Republic, Azerbaijan-Estonia, Azerbaijan-Republic of South Africa, Azerbaijan-Serbia, Azerbaijan-Switzerland, Azerbaijan-Turkey and Azerbaijan-Uzbekistan Inter-parliamentary Working Groups.

2019-present: Member of the Azerbaijan-Germany, Azerbaijan-Italy, Azerbainan-Spain and Azerbainan-the United Kingdom Inter-parliamentary Working Groups.

Current positions and activity in the OSCE PA[edit]

2005–present: Member of the Delegation of Azerbaijan to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

2005 - 2013: Participated in election monitoring missions of OSCE PA in the United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia, Romania and Belarus

2013 - 2016: Vice-Chair of the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security of the OSCE PA

2016: Appointed as Head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Election Observation Mission to Montenegro for the parliamentary election

2016: Appointed as Head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Election Observation Mission to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the parliamentary election

2016–present: Vice-President of the OSCE PA[2][3]

2017: Appointed as Special Co-ordinator and Leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission to Kyrgyzstan for the presidential election[4]

2017–present: Became the initiator of establishment and was elected as the Chair of the Silk Road Support Group of the OSCE PA[5], currently consisting of 25 OSCE States.

Author of 2 laws[edit]

  • 2009 - The Law “On Voluntary Act” of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

This law regulates the relations stemming out of socially useful voluntary services provided by legal entities and individuals.

  • 2013 - The Law “On Civic Participation” of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

This law creates mechanisms that allow citizens to directly participate in the decision-making processes of the local and state government bodies.

Principal sponsor of 4 OSCE PA Resolutions[edit]

  • 2013 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Strengthening Civil Society Institutions in the OSCE Region”[6]

The objective of the resolution is to encourage the participating states and OSCE institutions to ensure establishment of an enabling environment for the national NGOs to grow, develop and actively participate in the decision making process in their respective countries.

  • 2014 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Protection of Cultural Property in the OSCE Area”[7]

The objective of the resolution is to make the participating nations aware of their responsibilities to respect international conventions, and protect, preserve and refrain from illicit movement of properties, of high cultural and historical value, especially in the conflict areas currently under their occupation.

  • 2015 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Adherence to the Helsinki Principles in Inter-State Relations Across the OSCE Area”[8]

The objective of the resolution is to highlight the importance of adherence to the Helsinki Principles in inter-state relations, especially, concerning the protracted conflicts in the territories of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova and necessity of resolution of these conflicts in accordance with provisions of international law, in particular, complying with the principles of respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of the abovementioned States.

  • 2018 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Promoting Connectivity in the OSCE area through Development of Transport Links and Corridors, Including by Revitalizing the Ancient Silk Road” [9]

The objective of the resolution is to make a strong focus on the importance of strengthening of cooperation in the scopes of trade and transport, as well as the facilitation of the relevant procedures in this regard in view of the growing significance of the multimodal North-South and East-West corridors. The resolution also highlights the great potential of the revitalization of the Great Silk Road and supports activities carried out by the Silk Road Support Group of the OSCE PA.

Other positions[edit]

Current positions:

2008–present: Chair of the Council on State Support to NGO's under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan[10]

Member of:

1999–present: Supervisory Board of the Social Development Fund of the Internally Displaced Persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2001–present: Pardon Issues Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2005–present: State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Prisoners of war, Hostages and Missing People

2005–present: Joint Working Group on Human Rights Issues in Azerbaijan

2013–present: State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation with the European Union

Public activities:

1993 - 1998: Head of the “Elite” Youth Club and the “Peace and Security Union of Azerbaijani Youth”

1998 - 1999: Head of the National Council of Youth organizations of Azerbaijan Republic

1999 - 2008: President of National NGO Forum of Azerbaijan

Expert:

2001 - 2003: Civil Society Expert in GTZ (Germany) – German Agency on Technical Cooperation

Personal life[edit]

Married with 3 children. He speaks Azerbaijani (native), English, Russian and Turkish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Üçüncü çağırış Azərbaycan Respublikası Milli Məclisinin deputatları haqqında seçildikləri tarixə olan qısa MƏLUMATLAR. meclis.gov.az (in Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ Azay Quliyev ATƏT PA-nın vitse-prezidenti seçilib
  3. ^ Azərbaycanlı deputatın ATƏT PA-nın vitse-prezidenti seçilməsi diplomatiyamızın nailiyyətidir
  4. ^ "Presidential Election, 15 October 2017 | OSCE".
  5. ^ "Silk Road support group established in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://www.oscepa.org/documents/all-documents/annual-sessions/2018-berlin/declaration-26/3742-berlin-declaration-eng/file. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Azərbaycan Respublikasının Prezidenti yanında Qeyri-Hökumət Təşkilatlarına Dövlət Dəstəyi Şurasının üzvlərinin təyin edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Sərəncamı". president.az (in Azerbaijani). Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin rəsmi internet saytı. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.

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