Environment

Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan partook in the launch of Responsible Business Forum

(mnp.am) On November 25 RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan (ARF-D) participated in the launch of Responsible Business Forum issued by American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia and CRS: Armenia. The objective of the project is to establish a group of united corporations; the latter will realize a joint project directed to corporate social…

AYF At the IUSY Council And At The Workers Youth Festival

The IUSY World Council 2013 took place on May 8-9, in Dortmund, Germany with the participation of delegations from Youth organizations and NGOs from 57 countries. AYF was represented by Sarine Abrahamian from the Netherlands chapter. The delegates listened to the Presidium’s one-year term report. The Council’s agenda also included discussions about Statute amendments and…

Transforming Street Action to Institutional Change: Round Table 3

On January 29, 2013, the Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation with the financial support of Counterpart International and USAID held its third round table for the project, “Transforming Street Action to Institutional Change: Environmental Policy Dialogue” at Ani Plaza Hotel in Yerevan. Speakers and guests focused on 1) Environmental policy recommendations and 2) a manual for activism…

“Transforming Street Action To Institutional Change: Environmental Policy Dialogue”, Round Table 1

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation, with the support of USAID and Counterpart International hosted a round table event on September 20, 2012 in Yerevan. This was the first in a series of three round table discussions as part of the HMF’s program, “Transforming Street Action to Institutional Change: Environmental Policy Dialogue.” Around 30 environmental activists took…

Hovhannesyan: Armenia’s Ecology, Highly Important For ARF-D

A January 25 Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) declaration condemned mining projects in Armenia that disregard the rights of citizens. Among the 44 signatories, 2 are representatives from Armenia: Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) MP Armen Rustamyan and Heritage Party MP Zaruhi Postanjyan. The statement accused the Armenian government of “violating its international…

Galstyan: Today, Our Homeland Looks More Like A Mine.

Www.1in.am reports that ARF-D Member of Parliament Lilit Galstyan stated that even if some reforms have been made still the bill titled “On Amending the Law on the Examination of the Influence on the Environment” is in violation of the 1998 Aarhus Convention, depriving the people of the rights regarding access to information, public participation…