The Caucasus International Childrens Ecological Union (CICEU) "Our
Home" officially was created at 3 of June, 1997 on the basis of memorandum signed by
schoolchildren from Azerbaijan and Georgia; they were delegates of the V International
Environmental Olympiad in Istanbul. This Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) was confirmed
by Organization Committee of above-mentioned Olympiad.
CICEU is a humanitarian childrens social organization formed by the will of
schoolchildren with the purpose of attraction the rising Caucasus generation to ecological
The mission of this organization is the education of responsibility for safety of
Caucasus natural legacy and ecological education and training of the rising generation.
CICEU "Our House" consists of 450 people, 80% of which are schoolchildren of
8-11classes; the rest are teachers and scientists. In April-May of 1998 CICEU carried out
the competition "The best placard for nature protection" among the 20 Baku
schools. There were more 500 schoolchildren of 8-11 classes who took place in this
competition; 60 schoolchildren who took first, second and third places were rewarded with
valuable gifts and certificates of competition. This measure were broadcasted by
Azerbaijan TV, Broadcasting and the Press.
In May of 1998 CICEU carried out the Childrens Ecological Action "Caucasus
is our house". In consequence of passing competition for best school scientific
report on problems of ecology with survey of economic and power engineering aspects, 60
winners-schoolchildren of 8-11 classes of Baku secondary schools have visited the Georgian
Republic in May, 1998 (during 5 days) and planted 60 trees there.
Schoolchildren were in the nature reserves and museums and took place in organized by
us the Children International Ecological Conference with the participation more than 300
teen-agers. This action was shown on Azerbaijan TV and Georgion TV.. There were slogans on
Azerbaijan and Georgian languages "Caucasus is our house; everybody must take care of
its nature" on the buses with schoolchildren of both republics.
At big stations children sang the unique in the World ecological hymn written for the
first time by poet R. Baghir and composer A. Dadashev. This hymn was written by the
initiative of CICEU and was confirmed by the Union of composers of Azerbaijan
CICEU carries out a definite work for perpetuating a memory of prominent Azerbaijan
ecologists. For example: a stamp dedicated to the 90th anniversary of
academician Hasan Aliyev the first Azerbaijan ecologist, was printed in England in
the amount of 10000 units. This stamp was entered the World post catalogue.
Also CICEU carries out a big propagandistic work among the youth and children: the
procession with their own placards for nature protection, the formation of ecological
video rental club "XXI-century" with 134 ecological films for free use,
conversations around the tables with scientists and ecologists; all this gives a
perceptible results for nature protection of the native land.
For the first time in the World from members of CICEU was created the first detachment
of Childrens ecological police (CEP); the presentation and adoption of oath on
faithfulness to ecological service were at 25 of December, 1998 on the First Republican
Childrens Ecological Forum. The mission of CEP is preventive measures of ecological
offences and formation of ecological culture among the schoolchildren. CEP has got the
special uniform, own flag, own coat of arms and own newspaper "Childrens
During the period of its activity, CEP carried in a essential contribution for
environmental protection: it was made more 58 raids and checks; was removed 54 ecological
breaches; was planted more 200 trees and was carried out a sanitary-cleaning works on 21
CEPs activity is well-known not only in Azerbaijan, but also in some foreign
countries. The members of CICEU, young ecopolicemen, successfully took place at Millennium
International Childrens Ecological Conference in Istburn (22-24 of May, 2000 in
England). This was confirmed with the letter of Information Centres director from
At the Junior International Ecological Conference in Borzhomi (15-24 of August, 2000 in
Georgia) 6 members of CICEU occupied third place.
As a result of the competition for the best report on humans rights 4 members of
CICEU took place in International Training Seminar "New Terra" in Voronezh
(3-11 of November, 2000 in Russia).
CICEU carried out the celebrations devoted to 77th anniversary of Azerbaijan
schoolchildrens ecological movement and to 2nd anniversary of CEP at 24
of December, 2000; where best young ecologists were rewarded with valuable gifts and
CICEU arranges the contacts and takes place in ecological programmes of many foreign
organizations, including BP Amoco, UNO, TACIS, SOROS and others.
President of CICEU "Our Home"
Caucasus International Children Ecological Union
45/57 Nobel av.,
Park named after Nizami
fax: 99412 922327
tel: 99412 661244;664424
February 21, 2001