Yerevan to host Second Global Forum on Armenian Genocide in 2016

Yerevan to host Second Global Forum on Armenian Genocide in 2016

PanARMENIAN.Net - Major efforts are underway to organize the Second Global Forum, commemorating the Armenian Genocide on April 23, 2016, secretary of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, Chief of Staff of the Armenian President’s office said, according to Artsakhpress.

“The Yerevan-hosted forum will focus on the crime of genocide and the refugee crisis,” Vigen Sargsyan said, adding that the subject is rather topical and of great international interest.

According to the official, the international struggle against the crime of genocide was a key factor in view of events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial.

As he reminded, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution, co-authored by 90 states on Armenia’s initiative.

“The United Nations New York headquarters marked the first-ever International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime on Wednesday, December 9. The event was hosted by the President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft, with the Secretary-General’s special representative and Armenia’s permanent representative to the UN Zohrab Mnatsakanyan participating. Also, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute co-sponsored the project,” Sargsyan noted.

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