A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.


Certificates of the International Board on Books for Young People presented

Solmaz Amanova, the author of the children's book "Courageous Bear and His Friends," along with artist Iskander Mammadov and Nemat Aliyeva, the executive director of "Everest" publishing house, received certificates from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) on April 11, 2023. The certificates were presented by Akif Marifli, the head of the Book Industry Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) started operating in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1953. It unites creators of children's literature and children from around the globe and has national sections in 81 countries.

In 2012, Azerbaijan became a member of the Board with the participation of the Republican Children's Library named after F. Kocharli under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan. This membership initiated a collaboration to promote children's literature in Azerbaijan.

The primary objective of the institution is to ensure that children worldwide have access to books with high artistic value. It also works towards promoting the publication and distribution of quality children's books, especially in developing countries.

Every two years, the Board arranges international conferences that bring together influential professionals who work in the children's literature and book culture industries. Additionally, the Board presents the Hans Christian Andersen Award, which is known as the most prestigious award in the field of children's literature and is sometimes called the "Little Nobel Prize." Additionally, the board creates an honor list that recognizes outstanding writers, illustrators, and translators. This list plays a crucial role in promoting children's and adolescent literature worldwide.


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Meeting Held to Discuss the Activities of Theater, Performance, and Concert Institutions
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The Results of the Publication Procurement Competition determined
22.12.2023 11:48
OIC Delegation Visits the Ministry of Culture
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20.12.2023 13:08
A Comprehensive Overview of the First Cultural Heritage Forum in Azerbaijan
19.12.2023 18:04
The Cultural Heritage Forum ended
19.12.2023 14:46
The 5th panel is devoted to the topic "Protection of the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period"
19.12.2023 14:41
The next panel of the forum: Research and protection of the immovable historical and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan
19.12.2023 09:48
A discussion was held on "Movable cultural heritage in Azerbaijan. Museum work and modern challenges" at the forum
18.12.2023 17:14
A discussion was held on "Protection of intangible cultural heritage and modern challenges"
18.12.2023 15:29
"Fine art and contemporary challenges" - the first panel discussion of the Cultural Heritage Forum
18.12.2023 14:22
The Cultural Heritage Forum is being held for the first time in our country
06.12.2023 14:43
Four  more elements related to the intangible cultural heritage of Azerbaijan included in the UNESCO list
06.12.2023 13:24
An individual exhibition called "Dialogue with Time" will be opened
05.12.2023 09:43
The Days of Kazakh Culture ended with an exhibition and a gala-concert
04.12.2023 12:55
   Minister of Culture met his Kazakhstani counterpart
04.12.2023 10:23
The Humor Festival of the Turkic World was held
01.12.2023 14:15
Summary of the Culture and Creative Industries Forum
30.11.2023 18:01
"Perspectives of Cooperation in the Field of Humor of the Turkiс World" - round table within the framework of "Creative Week"
30.11.2023 16:17
An event dedicated to the music industry of Azerbaijan was held as part of the “Creative Week”
30.11.2023 14:27
The Cultural and Creative Industries Forum concluded