The Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Armenia, with the support of UNHCR’s Division of International Protection in Geneva, the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova organized a seminar on Questions of Citizenship and Statelessness in Yerevan on 8 November 2012.
Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, and Vache Terteryan, Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration launched the project on “Promoting Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities: Women in Local Democracy”.
The United Nations in Armenia together with its strategic partners - government officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, international organizations, private sector, civil society, educational institutions and media, celebrates today the 20th anniversary of the UN presence in the country.
Each year at this time, leaders gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to assess the state of the world. This year, I used the occasion to sound the alarm about our direction as a human family.
The YSU Faculty of Law and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Office in Yerevan is organizing the 2nd Summer School Refugee Law which will be held on September 25-28 at YSU Faculty of Law.
On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls for a complete cessation of hostilities around the world.
The theme of this year’s observance is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future”.
Today, Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, and Harout Nercessian, Armenia Representative of Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), signed a cost-sharing agreement to kick-off the fourth round of the Youth Carrier Trail (YCT) project.
Today students, university professors, authorities, representatives of the diplomatic community and journalists learned more about the use and importance of the English Language at the UN during the observation of the English Language Day in Armenia.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced today in Geneva that this year’s Nansen Refugee Award goes to Hawa Aden Mohamed - a former refugee who chose to return to her war-torn homeland in 1995.
The General Assembly of the United Nations opens its sixty-seventh session on Tuesday, 18 September, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
We are seriously concerned about the case of Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani military officer who was sentenced to life in prison in Hungary for the brutal 2004 murder of an Armenian officer, Gurgen Markaryan...
Singer, songwriter, campaigner, activist, and UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox, OBE will perform at this year’s United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award being held at the at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva on October 1st and broadcast internationally.
The world-wide observance of the third annual International Day against Nuclear Tests will be on Wednesday 29 August 2012. The day highlights the efforts of the United Nations and a growing community of advocates...
This year’s World Humanitarian Day presents an historic opportunity to bring together one billion people from around the world to advance a powerful and proactive idea: People Helping People. Full video message is available here.
As the League of Nations’ First High Commissioner for Refugees, Fridtjof Nansen determinedly pursued innovative approaches to uphold human dignity in situations of conflict and displacement. Armenia presents a telling example.