Jamila Afghani Awarded the 2022 Aurora Prize

Jamila Afghani

The seventh annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded to Jamila Afghani, an educator, human rights defender, and founder of the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO). Jamila has dedicated over 25 years of her life to giving the women of Afghanistan access to education. The Aurora Prize Laureate is honored with a US $1,000,000 award and a unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving and support organizations that help people in need. Jamila Afghani Awarded the 2022 Aurora Prize The Aurora Prize Laureate is honored with…

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President Berge Setrakian’s Address at AGBU General Assembly

Berge Sétrakian

Your Excellency, President of Armenia, Your Holiness Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Mr. High Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs, Members and Friends, I stand here before you today from Yerevan in the company of AGBU members, supporters, and friends from around the world. Many have come from long distances to meet again in person, after far too long. But more importantly, we are here to show our solidarity with the people of Armenia as they continue to show resilience in the face of great uncertainty.  Over the last two…

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Statement of the meeting of Prime Minister Pashinyan, President Aliyev, President Macron and President Michel on October 6th, 2022

Statement of the meeting of Prime Minister Pashinyan, President Aliyev, President Macron and President Michel on October 6th, 2022

     Friday, October 7th, 2022 Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met on October 6, 2022 in Prague within the framework of the first meeting of the "European Political Community" held on the initiative of the President of the French Republic and the President of the Council of Europe. Armenia and Azerbaijan have confirmed their commitment to the Charter of the United Nations and in 1991 Declaration of Alma-Ata, by which the two parties recognize the territorial…

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Children of Armenian Fund: Armenia’s future hinges on our ability to prepare for it

COAF - Children of Armenian Fund - 09-2022

On September 13th, Azerbaijan unleashed a worrying streak of military attacks against Armenia, costing the lives of hundreds of Armenians and producing a humanitarian disaster of destabilizing dimensions. Three weeks after the incursion—with Azerbaijan's shelling of civilian targets continuing and the death toll still rising—it has become clear that the restoration of Armenia's security depends entirely and exclusively on us. Therefore, we must stand our ground, with integrity and conviction, amid these difficult and challenging circumstances and continue to prepare the future of Armenia and Armenian children, at a time…

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Festivals and events 2022 in Armenia

Festivals and events 2022 in Armenia

Festivals in Armenia truly portray the rich Culture and Heritage of the country. Anything from food and drink, performing arts, visual arts, customs, traditions and more are celebrated during these one or several day long events. What’s so great about Armenia, is that the old traditions which are passed from one generation to the next meet the new and modern lifestyle in such a smooth and elegant way during these fun festivals… something that keeps on fascinating tourists. Wherever your interests lie, these festivals have got you covered! From celebrations…

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How Artsakh’s women are coping two years after tragedy and loss By Anush Ghavalyan

Almost two years after the 44-day war, the Armenians of Artsakh are trying to restore their lives, even as challenges persist. Despite bearing the heaviest burdens of war and insecurity, women are instrumental in caring and providing for their families and rehabilitating the post-war society. Two years later, the challenges people face in this little-known corner of the Caucasus are only multiplying. The November 2020 trilateral agreement to end the hostilities signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia redrew the map of the region, displacing thousands and making an uncertain future…

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News from the Soviet Block to Theatre Row Nov. 6

MERCEDES and ZARUHI

presents MERCEDES and ZARUHI A play about repatriation to the Soviet Union under Stalin in the late 1940s told through the correspondence of two sisters, their patriotism,  their new homeland, shattered ideals and glimmers of hope. Performed by Nora Armani Written by Anush Aslibekyan English translation Nora Armani  November 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM* Tickets from Theatre Row Box Office here  (Scroll down to the bottom of the page, select month, then November 6, 7:00PM)   or email boxoffice@theatrerow.org – by phone at (212) 714-2442 x45 (12pm-5pm daily). HURRY SEATING IS LIMITED  See video clip from a previous…

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Mariam Mkrtchyan (Armenia) under-18 years old world chess champion

Mariam Mkrtchyan

A member of Armenia's women's chess team, Armenia's champion Mariam Mkrtchyan won the Under-18 World Championship. In the 9th and penultimate game of the Under-18 Women's World Chess Championships in Romania, the defending champion of Armenia, Mariam Mkrtchyan, faced the representative of Poland, Martina Vikar, with pieces black and won, securing the title of world champion one day from the end of the competitions. Mariam Mkrtchyan won all 10 sets and has 10 points to her credit. A brilliant victory and a world title for the representative of Armenia. Krikor…

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Armenia as seen by Entreprendre magazine

Entreprendre : L’Arménie seule au monde, face à l’Azerbaïdjan et à la Turquie

On the night of September 12 and 13, Azerbaijan shelled several positions in eastern and southeastern Armenia. Armenia is responding somehow. Azerbaijan has gained ground. In all, nearly 500 dead on both sides, including villagers. After the declarations of the UN, the European Union, France, the Vatican, and other countries, for a call for a ceasefire, and, apart from any condemnation of the Azeri invasion, Azerbaijan and Turkey are massing their troops to invade eastern and southern Armenia. Shedding light on an imminent invasion for Armenia, facing the rest of…

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Kéghart : Diplomatic Failures

Keghart

Keghart.org 25 septembre 2022   Diplomatic Failures Prelude Further Losses -The latest Azerbaijani invasion on the sovereign territories of the Republic of Armenia (RoA) on September 13 revealed new realities in the South Caucasus. September 15, 2022…….. – First of all, he highlighted the unprecedented decline of the Russia – RoA relationship ……….. – The second reality is that the United States shows a greater interest in the South Caucasus, but it is not willing to get directly involved in the management of conflicts in the region…….. … – The third…

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CHENE Association : Support for Armenia and Artsakh

CHENE

Support for Armenia and Artsakh Since September 13, 2022, Azerbaijan has been carrying out a large-scale aggression on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia. In defiance of all international law and without fear of sanctions, the expansionist and pan-Turkist policy of Azerbaijan and its ally, Turkey, has therefore reached a new level in the weakening of Armenia. Conscious, since the first war in Artsakh, of the existential stakes of the delimitation and the defense of the territory, the association CHÉNE was formed with the aim of bringing its…

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AGBU Letter of Appeal to EU leaders Regarding Armenia

Berge Setrakian

Mr. Josep Borrell Fontelles High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy European Union External Action Service 9 Rdpt Robert Schuman, 1046 Brussels, BE   September 20, 2022   Dear Mr. Borrell, The recent large-scale attack by Azerbaijan on Armenia's eastern border marks a new threshold in Azerbaijan's refusal to engage constructively to achieve a lasting and peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It is a slap in the face for the EU's efforts to build a lasting peace between the two countries. Since the ceasefire of…

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