Azerbaijan has launched the first Master's Degree Programme for Preparation of Youth Work Managers and Use Policy Specialists in Azerbaijan.
Report informs that this program was developed by UNICEF in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan with the support of 6 universities of the country.
The program involves training specialists in youth policy and management, creating a single standard for youth work, etc. The experience of European countries, USA, Australia and Russia was used when developing the program. Large-scale research was carried out to identify specific requirements for the implementation of the program.
Speaking at the presentation, Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Azad Rahimov praised the work done, noting that since 1994 an active youth policy has been implemented in Azerbaijan, and the youth foundation was created in 2011.
The Minister emphasized that all these steps ensure the high activity of the country's youth, while recalling the existence of 300 youth organizations in the country.
In turn, the UNICEF Representative to Azerbaijan Edward Carwardine noted that Azerbaijan is one of 10 countries and the first in the region of the South Caucasus and Central Asia implementing this program: "This is very important in terms of the development of youth and society as a whole, since youth make up a third part of the country's population. It is also very important that these future specialists can make a real contribution to the development of the country's youth."