Armenia’s commitment to EU standards and best practices implies establishment of a modern border security system based on the Strategy on Border Security and Integrated State Border Management (IBM) of the Republic of Armenia.
Today UN Armenia Office staff gathered for a solemn ceremony, with a minute of silence, respecting the memory of the victims of the devastating earthquake which took place the same day of the year 2010 in Haiti.
2010 -- A year when the earth shook and millions struggled to survive. The UN mobilized relief -- and was called on to provide long-term solutions for the planet -- for peace, nuclear disarmament, climate change -- and universal human rights.
UNICEF voiced its concern over high child poverty rates in Armenia, immediately after the National Statistical Service of Armenia published results of the 2009 Integrated Living Conditions Survey.
In 2009, 38.1 percent of children in Armenia were poor, while 4.5 percent were extremely poor, according to the survey results.
On December 10, Human Rights Day, we celebrate the brave human rights advocates, some famous, many unknown, who speak out against discrimination, exclusion and inequality.
These human rights defenders breathe life into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which sixty-two years ago on this very day, reminded the international community of the “inherent dignity” and the “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.” The Declaration set the foundation for a world free from fear, want and intolerance, where the powerful are accountable and the vulnerable are protected.
'Speak up, stop discrimination' is the slogan of a rock concert and a human rights fair organized today with the support of the UN DPI Office in Yerevan to mark Human Rights Day in Armenia.
The event, co-organized by the OSCE Yerevan Office, Armenia's Human Rights Defender's Office and a non-governmental organization Antenna aimed at raising awareness among young people in Armenia about human rights.
Border security of the Republic of Armenia is one of the key national security priorities that guarantee the territorial integrity of Armenia and physical existence and security of its population. Armenia’s commitment to the EU standards and best practices implies establishment of a modern border security system that would be based on the Integrated Border Management (IBM) approach.
The UN Department of Public Information in Armenia together with “Pyunic” Armenian Association for the Disabled marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today and opened an exhibition of handicrafts, art works produced by children and adults with disabilities.
The Standing Committee on Health Care, Maternity and Childhood of the RA National Assembly in collaboration with the UNAIDS Regional Office for Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, organised the presentation of the manual “Taking action against HIV” for Parliamentarians on 1 Decmeber.
On 01 December 2010 a press conference was held at “Armenia-Marriott” Hotel on the World AIDS Day.
The conference was attended by Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, Ara Babloyan, Chairperson of the RA NA Standing Committee on Health Care, Maternity and Childhood, Manoela Grozdanova, UNAIDS Coordinator for South Caucasus, Samvel Grigoryan, Director of the National AIDS Centre, Hovhannes Margaryan, Co-Chair of “Real World, Real People” NGO, Tigran Sahakyan, Deputy Minister of Health, as well as several NGO and mass media representatives.
The World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and North Africa Daly Belgasmi and the General Director of the Israel¬i Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV) Haim Divon signed a memorandum of understanding on the donation of US$150,000 by MASHAV to WFP’s School Feeding Programme at the UN Armenia House on 30 November.
United Nations Population Fund, held a press conference devoted to launching of "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence" campaign in Armenia, with participation of Mr. Filaret Berikyan, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Issues, Mr. Garik Hayrapetyan, Assistant Representative, UNFPA Armenia, and Mrs. Jina Sargizova, “Combating Gender Based Violence in the South Caucasus” Project Coordinator, UNFPA Armenia.
The United Nations in Armenia together with its partners - government officials, representatives of diplomatic community, international organizations, civil society, and media celebrated the UN Day and marked the 65th anniversary of the UN by organizing several activities for Armenian public during the UN week, which ran from 20th till 27th of October.
On October 27, 2010, UNFPA Armenia hosted the second Gender Theme Group (GTG) meeting in the UN House, where Armenian Government officially became a co-chair of the Group together with UNFPA and OSCE. By this the Government of Armenia reiterated the importance of gender for its agenda.
Thirty Armenian youth discussed the issue of “Opening the Borders: Reassessment of Armenian-Turkish Relations” during a Model United Nations Conference today.
Model UN Conferences are being organized around the world and hundreds of young people take part in them. This UN Model Conference is a simulation of the UN General Assembly where the participants play roles of delegates of the UN member states and bring their own solutions to the issue through passed Resolutions.