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22 April, Monday


IEPF joined the AgeNet International Network

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By the unanimous decision of the AgeNet International Network members, the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF), founded in Azerbaijan, gained membership in the network, Eurasia Diary informs.
 
With this decision, the IEPF gets the right to participate in the activities of the General Assembly, to receive any information regarding the activities of the Network, to use information and material and technical equipment of the Network, as well as to strengthen cooperation and work on joint projects aimed at supporting elderly citizens. In addition, it gives the opportunity to hold joint events, organize conferences and training.
 
Last November, a delegation from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, which arrived in Azerbaijan within the project “Together for a decent old age”, organized in partnership with Dilara Aliyeva's Women's Rights Protection Association, visited the office of the International Eurasia Press Fund and got acquainted with the extensive activities of the organization, where among other things, special attention is paid to supporting the elderly population of the country.
 
The purpose of the visit was to study the practices of those working with elderly people and to take over the experience of Azerbaijan. On this occasion, the joint visit of the President of the IEPF Umud Mirzayev, Director of Armenia-Azerbaijan Civil Peace Platform Dilara Efendiyeva and representatives from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to the social institution for people of retirement age in Bilgya settlement of Baku was held.
 
During the visit, the delegation also visited the International Eurasia Press Fund, where the parties discussed a number of opportunities for cooperation. As an organization in General Consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, and a long humanitarian experience, IEPF was invited to apply for membership in the AgeNet International Network, which was approved by unanimous decision.
 
The AgeNet International Network was created in 2005 at the initiative of 17 organizations dealing with the problems of aging in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. It consists of 53 organizations of 10 countries of the Commonwealth: Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. The mission of the Network is to help increase the responsibility of states and civil society in improving the situation of the older generation.
 
The International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF) was established in 1992 in Azerbaijan, under the slogan "Peace at Home, Peace in the Country, Peace in the World" and with long-term objectives to support the ideas of peacebuilding and security, to disseminate objective information; and provide the support for sustainable development. The organization successfully cooperates with the UN agencies, international organizations and foreign diplomatic missions.

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