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2011-06-03 | News
UN Department of Public Information together with the Civil Society Promotes Children’s Rights

An art exhibition entitled “My World” and a concert were organized by the “Human Rights and Conflicts Research Institute” NGO in Gyumri on 3 June at one of the main squares in the city.  The goal of the event was to raise public awareness about children’s rights and to promote youth creativity within children’s houses.

The event was supported by the regional authorities, Gyumri theater administration and by several schools. The UN Department of Public Information Yerevan Office co-funded the event.

Maria Dotsenko, the Representative of the UN Department of Public Information in Yerevan said: “UNDPI supports the country’s efforts aimed at protecting children’s rights.  I am sure that these young, talented, creative and motivated Armenians will grow up to be active members of society and contribute to the well being of their country”.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was among the first international documents along with Human Rights Declaration to be signed by Armenia, immediately after the country re-gained independence in 1991.

The chairman of the “Human Rights and Conflicts Research Institute” NGO, and the representative from the “Varedevanyan” dance theater also welcomed the public.

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