On 12 July 2011 Leyla Aliyeva launched “International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA)” – an international campaign in Baku, Azerbaijan. The reason behind this campaign was prioritizing the environment issue and concern for young people in Azerbaijan as it is in the region and the world. IDEA is a key partner of UNEP for promoting environmental projects in Azerbaijan. Leyla Aileva was awarded the Tereggi Medal, on the same month, for her achievements in inspiring Azerbaijanis living abroad, and bringing information about today’s Azerbaijan to the attention of the wider world community.
In November 2011 in New York, Leyla Aliyeva was granted the “Key To Life” award – recognition of her continued involvement in humanitarian projects benefiting children.
On 22 November 2011 Leyla Aliyeva received a special Certificate and Commendation from the United Nations.
On 7 October 2013, at the behest of Patriarch Kirill of All Russia, Mrs Leyla Aliyeva was bestowed with the honour of the Holy Order of St Olga, Apostelian Princesss (Third Class).
Leyla Aliyeva was decorated with the Order of Princess Olga of 3rd Grade, and the “For Services to the Volgograd Region” Medal, on 20 December 2013.
In May of 2015, Leyla Aliyeva was awarded the title of Goodwill Ambassador by the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations – for her role in the fight against hunger, and her achievements in goals including food security, increased performance in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and the creation of healthy systems of food.
She is a mother of three kids.