In the thesis the main areas, forms and directions and the results of youth policy carried out in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the 1993-2003 years under the leadership of Heydar Aliyev were analyzed. The dissertation covers the introduction, three chapters, conclusion and the list of references. In the introduction the importance and topicality of the research is grounded, the historiography and source studying of the subject is analyzed and the goals and objectives and scientific innovation are defined.

 The situation of young people on the eve of independence and in the first years of independence, the policy realized in relation with youth was analyzed, the preparation and implementation of a single state policy for youth after Heydar Aliyev’s coming to power in 1993, the forming of the state structures, the creation of normative-legal base for the youth policy and its development process was highlighted in the first chapter “Heydar Aliyev and the formation of the youth policy in the Republic of Azerbaijan”.

The second chapter of the dissertation is called “The main areas of Heydar Aliyev’s youth policy”. Here, the actions implemented in the country under the leadership of Heydar Aliyev in the direction of solving socio-economic problems of the Azerbaijani youth, the content of programs and projects adopted for this purpose, the results of the implementation were analyzed.

In this chapter Heydar Aliyev’s ideas, theoretical opinions related to the cultural and spiritual development of the Azerbaijani youth, his views and suggestions for improving moral and civic training of young people were generalized. As well as actions conducted for socio-economic and spiritual development of young people of the country was analyzed and the achievements and existing problems were highlighted in this chapter.

In the third paragraph of the chapter, the legal, political, and organizational measures implemented in 1993- 2003 in the field of provision of children's rights in the country were analyzed. In the third chapter “Heydar Aliyev and social and political organization and the expansion of and international relations of youth of the Republic of Azerbaijan” was reflected such issues as the expansion of young people's participation in the country's social, political and cultural life and state building, establishment of youth organizations, formation and activities of youth organizations. Here also the development of international relations of the Azerbaijani youth, the activities of youth in the country’s integration into the democratic world was studied.

In the conclusion the research was summarized, experience accumulated in the field of youth policy in the researched period and in the next few years were analyzed, the proposals and recommendations put forward.