Organization that accomplished the project:






The State Registration


Sonmaz Mashal Cultural Relations Public Union is a non-governmental organization uniting its members on the basis of common interests which is guided by the principles of its members free will and equality of rights and does not stipulate profit-making as the goal of its activities or distribute any obtained profit among its members.


It was registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 27 September 2004.



The Goal and Objectives


The main goal of the CRPU is to promote our countrys integration to the ongoing global processes in the world.


To achieve its goal the CRPU carries out the following objectives:

-         to organize the translation of the best pieces of Azerbaijani literature into foreign languages and to disseminate them;

-         to organize a competition for the best pieces of literary translation in order to raise interest in literary translation;

-         to promote the international recognition of on-going democratic processes in society;

-         to render assistance to the international recognition of pieces of Azerbaijani art;

-         to assist the citizens in acquisition of modern democratic values, etc.


Implemented Projects


In 2004 the CRPU implemented Literature program at schools in the district of Garadagh with the financial support of the Azerbaijan International Operation Company (ACG project STEP).



In 2005 the CRPU implemented the Project on Expansion of Literature Program at schools in the district of Garadagh with the financial support of the Azerbaijan International Operation Company (ACG project STEP).



From December 2007 to 31 March 2008 the Centre implemented the Project on Creation of a Textual Database for the Development and Codification of the Azerbaijani Language with the UNESCOs financial support.


The Expansion of the e-database for the purpose of development and codification of Azerbaijani language project was realized on May 1, 2009 August 31, 2009 sponsored by The Support Council to Non-Government Organizations under the President of Azerbaijan Republic.


On April 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010 Women, literature and society project was implemented by Sonmaz Mashal Cultural Relations Public Union under the financial support of Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation..


The Chairperson

Shahla Naghieva is a chairwoman of Sonmaz Mashal Cultural Relations Public Union. She is an Associate professor of the Foreign Literature Department of the Azerbaijan University of Languages. As a winner of Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program sponsored by the State Department of the USA she did research on literary translation at the East Carolina University, North Carolina for 6 months in 2003-2004, and at George Mason University for 4 months in 2010-2011. She is also the author of a number of scientific articles and several books.