From June 25-27 UN Department of Public Information participated in the Youth Exhibition-fair "Idea Market" organized by the Center for Organizing Youth Activities. This initiative is sponsored by Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs within the framework of a conference "Youth, Reality, Perspectives".
Today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
On 20 June 2008, the United Nations High Commissioner Office in Armenia celebrated the World Refugee Day marking the courage of the refugees and paying tribute to those who, despite having lost everything, never lose hope.
On June 17 an agreement was signed in the Offices of Vice Rector of Yerevan State University (YSU) between the YSU from one side and the United Nations Department of Public Information Office in Armenia, OSCE Office in Yerevan,
Council of Europe Information Office, EC Delegation to Armenia, Information Center on NATO in Armenia (operated by the "Armenian Center for Transatlantic Initiatives" NGO) from the other side to acknowledge co-operation in implementation of a pilot special course on international organizations to be launched in September 2008 for the Master's degree students in the Department of Journalism.
On 17 June President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan received Ms. Consuelo Vidal, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, accompanied by the heads of UNHCR and WFP.
On 6 June Ms. Consuelo Vidal, UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP Resident Representative met with H.E. Mr. Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia. In her opening remarks Ms. Vidal gave a brief expose of the activities of UN agencies in Armenia.
Gloria IP Tung, a fourteen-year old girl from Hong Kong, is the winner of the United Nations Environment Programme's 2008 International Children's Painting Competition.
Today the United Nations in Armenia and the Ministry of Nature Protection jointly mark the World Environment Day. Each year the United Nations uses the World Environment Day to raise awareness of the environment, and enhance political attention and public action. The message for this year's World Environment Day is - Kick the Habit: Towards a Low Carbon Economy.
The Ministry of Transport and Communication and the Armenian Postal Service "HayPost" today issued a stamp that honors children and supports the work of UNICEF in Armenia.
This year the United Nations Organization marks the 60th anniversary of the UN Peacekeeping. On this occasion a commemorative event was organized in UN DPI Yerevan Office on 29 May -the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.
On May 21, on the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development an exhibition of a young artist Ashot Harutiunyan titled "Spring" was opened in the UN Armenia Office.
On 20 May Ms. Consuelo Vidal, the UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP Resident Representative, gave an opening speech at the conference "Gender issues in Armenia: developments and challenges".
Caucasus" which took place in the UN Armenia Office. The ultimate goal of the project is to contribute to creation of the enabling environment for reduction of gender based violence in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and to support the countries in fulfilling their international obligations in the field.
On 15 April 2008, the UN DPI launched in the UN House Lobby an exhibition of its locally produced 1996-2007 publications in Armenian Language. During these years more than 90 books, bulletins, booklets, posters and calendars were published with and overall print run of 100,000.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said that she was deeply troubled following reports of eight deaths and numerous injuries on Saturday during demonstrations in the Armenian capital Yerevan, where a state of emergency has been declared.