The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the violent clashes between police forces and demonstrators in Armenia over the weekend. It is his hope that these events, during which eight people died, will be thoroughly investigated.
Since 2006, January 27 of each year observes the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. On this occasion an education outreach event was organized in UN DPI Yerevan Office on January 30 and February 6. A group of 40 high-school students with their teachers – participants from 7 schools of Yerevan, members of “Jinishyan Foundation Schools Network” visited the UN Armenia Office.
Yerevan, 10 October 2007 - Today the United Nations Armenia Office commemorated the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, adopted in 2001 to reduce the collective vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards. Since then the Day is celebrated worldwide to emphasize the urgency to engage fully in disaster risk reduction.