Inspired by the vision and values of the Earth Charter, at the very beginning of the 2010, the “IRELI” Public Union” , a wide civil society network in the Republic of Azerbaijan, became the first national ECI Affiliate in this country. Founded in December 2008 on the basis of the Countrywide Youth Movement, the IRELI Public Union is one of the most massive and active non-governmental organisations in Azerbaijan.
One of the main goals of IRELI is the development of a new sustainable lifestyle in Azerbajani citizens, teach people to respect national values, language and history. They believe that only spiritual and ethical criteria based on national values and rules will be able to guarantee the complete and comprehensive development of every member of the society. The organisation wants to see responsible state officials, students and property owers who are true to their values.
As representatives of many young people of the contemporary Azerbaijan, IRELI believes in consistent educational efforts that ensure the informed and active participation of young people in building a just, peaceful and sustainable society. Being aware of their responsibility for what is done today and relying on our national-spiritual roots, they want to see their society based on what has already been achieved in sustainable development.
IRELI is planning to realize joint activities and projects to share with others the Earth Charter vision, values and principles. The projects are planned to be undertaken on a local and national level.