Umud Rahim oglu Mirzayev

U. R. Mirzayev was born in Ashagi Abdurrahmanli village of Fizuli district on February 01, 1961. He studied at secondary school of Ashagi Abdurrahmanli village in 1968-1978. He did his military service in Mongolia in 1979-1981.

He began his working activity in Thermal-Electric Centre of Sumgait City in 1982. In 1982 he was admitted to M. Gorky University, Moscow in the department of Poetry under the faculty of Literature. He finished his higher education in 1987. In 1988 he joined the national newspaper “Literature and Art”, and also became member of the press agency of Union of Azerbaijani Writers. He was department head of “Science, Publicity and Letters” for the newspaper from 1989-1993.

U.R.Mirzayev is the founder and chairman of International Eurasia Press Fund since 1992. During these years he closely participated in establishing and developing the civil society in Azerbaijan, directing relationship between NGOs and state towards transparent course, collecting and spreading objective information about Karabakh tragedy and in general about Azerbaijan, and preparing several publications about national and moral values.

Since 1996 he was an active member of several NGO conferences held for CIS countries by the UN and UN agencies, and various other and research group like the “Marshal” Centre for South Caucasus.

IEPF as a member of International Peace Bureau (IPB), European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), International Press Institute (IPI), US Department of State Private Partnership Program and a member of the UN Economic and Social Council with special consultative status for three years now, continues her activity with success achieved owing to intensive and effective a great leadership skills of the Chairman.

U. R. Mirzayev is presently Head of the International Press Institute National Committee in Azerbaijan, Vice-Chairman of the Azerbaijan Press Council, Member of Union of Azerbaijani Writers, and Board member of National Non-Government Organizations Forum. U. Rahimoglu was appointed Member of Observation Council of the State Support Fund for Mass Media under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan according to the order of Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic on May 22, 2009 and in May 26, 2009 he was elected Chairman of Observation Council of the State Support Fund for Mass Media.