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2008-12-05 | News
DPI Honouring the AUNA Volunteers

On the International Volunteers Day DPI/UNO Yerevan convened an unofficial event to commemorate the International Volunteers Day and honour the volunteers of the Armenian UN Association.

Head of Department of Youth Policy of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Arsen Soghomonyan congratualated the youth on the occasion of the Volunteer Day. He stated that the concept of volunteering is already gaining momentum in Armenia and the testimony to that is the great number of youth NGOs and movements related to this issue.

UN DPI OIC Armine Halajyan specifically spoke about the volunteers of Armenian UNA who energetically continue to work even after the passing away of Karen Asatryan - the founder and chair of the Association. The goals that the NGO has set as their objective in many ways coincides with the principles of the United Nations. One of the main activities that AUNA is nowadays widely practicing in Armenia is the Model United Nations Conferences the impact of which is quite tangible among the students of various universities.

UNV Program Officer Sara Sangoi who was also invited to this celebration congratulated the members of AUNA with their day and appreciated their work. She told about the global ations being taken for this day and explained some of the details of the UNV in general.

The members/volunteers of AUNA shared with the present their experience and their impressions. They told how happy they feel when they participate in an event or activity as a volunteer, how they themselves benefit and help others to benefit.

In the end UN DPI presented the AUNA volunteers with small souvenirs as appreciation of their work.

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