Policy

Establishing ‘Pan-Armenian Council’ to be Discussed at Homeland-Diaspora Conference

(asbarez.com, RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sarkisian is pressing ahead with plans to form an advisory “pan-Armenian council” that will consist of senior officials from Armenia and representatives of its worldwide Diaspora. Sarkisian met with the chairman of the Armenian Constitutional Court, Gagik Harutiunyan, and other state officials on Friday to discuss ongoing preparations for the…

10th Pan-Homenetmen Games Kick off in Yerevan

(ASBAREZ) YEREVAN—The 10th Pan-Homenetmen Games kicked off Saturday with a parade of athletes in the center of the city setting the stage for the centennial celebrations of the founding of the athletic and scouting organization, which was founded in 1918. Some 1,250 athletes representing 19 Homenetmen chapters from around the world, including Tehran’s Ararat and…

ARF-D Pledges Reforms, Just and Transparent Government

(ASBAREZ) YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia issued a statement on Wednesday, July 19th, detailing the party’s goals and pledges on how to advance reforms and create a more prosperous Armenia as a member of the governing coalition. The announcement emanated from a joint session held on July 17, between the…

ARF-D Participates in Socialist International Council Meeting; Stands up to Azerbaijan’s Anti-Armenian Rhetoric

NEW YORK— An Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) delegation participated in the meeting of the Socialist International (SI) Council, which took place on July 11-12 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The ARF-D, a full member of SI, participated in the SI Council meeting at the United Nations (UN) in New York with a…

Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Presents Report at National Assembly

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— On July 3, Armenian Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) provided a report of the country’s education sector at the National Assembly (Parliament) session discussing the country’s upcoming budget. The Minister noted that attempting to change the education system in the last few years achieved…

Minasyan: Significant Improvements Coming to Armenia’s Environmental Protection Sector

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— Armenia’s Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan said that the new government program introduced on June 19 will mean significant improvements in the country’s environmental protection sector. Among some of the issues that the program will address include the regulations of the Ararat Valley groundwater basin and the treatment and regulation of…

ARS Mother and Child Center Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

(ASBAREZ) AKHURIAN, Armenia—After a continuous and devoted service of two decades to our nation, the Mother & Child Health and Birthing Center of the Armenian Relief Society−gratified with the success of its multi-faceted performance as a progressive medical establishment−celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Conceived and realized in Akhurian, on a native soil ravaged by the 1988…

New Agreement to Improve Quality of Armenian Schools in Georgia

Memorandum Signed Between Education Ministers of Georgia and Armenia (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN — On March 16, a delegation headed by the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science Aleksandre Jejelava, met with Armenian Minister of Education and Science and member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Levon Mkrtchyan and his Deputy Ministers.…

ARF-D’s Manoyan Discusses Parliamentary Elections and Working with the RPA

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—In the days following the April 2 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia, the Armenian Weekly sat down with Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau member and director of its Central Hai Tahd office Giro Manoyan to discuss the results of the election and the party’s work with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). Editor’s…

A History of the Armenian Constitution

(asbarez.com) Walking around in Armenia and engaging in political conversation with any person of any class, gender, age, and background, one gets the sense that trust in the government is at an ultimate low today. Continuing the conversation and trying to get to the root of the problem, one then comes across the saying “one…