Policy

The ARF-D Kicks Off 2017 Parliamentary Election Campaign

‘A New Beginning, a Just Armenia’: ‘Unlike Many Others, [the ARF-D is] a Party with an Ideology, a Program, a System of Values, and Experience,’ Says Aghvan Vardanyan (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) kicked off its 2017 Parliamentary election campaign by introducing its party platform at a public gathering at Yerevan’s…

ARF-D Takes Part in 25th SI Congress; Resolutions on Artsakh and the Armenian Genocide Adopted; Mario Nalpatian Re-elected SI Vice-President

The 25th Congress of the Socialist International was convened on March 2-4, 2017, in Cartagena, Colombia. The Congress which gathered more than 350 guests and delegates representing 86 political parties and organizations was hosted by the Liberal Party of Colombia (PLC), a member of the coalition government of the country. ARF-D was represented by a…

AYF Celebrates Women’s Resilience

(asbarez.com) LITTLE ARMENIA—On the occasion of International Women’s Day, community members gathered to celebrate the diversity and strength of Armenian women–past and present–during a March 5 event Armenian Women: Resisting, Rising, and Reframing, organized by the Armenian Youth Federation’s United Human Rights Council and the Hollywood “Musa Ler” Chapter. Held at Hollywood Armenian Center, the…

Why Vote for the ARF-D?

(armenianweekly.com) Why Vote for the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnakstutyun (ARF-D)? Because the ARF-D is consistent with their views and keeps their promises. Armenia is currently preparing for its upcoming parliamentary elections. Political parties, political movements, and well-known public figures are busy working on establishing alliances and publishing election lists. Over the last couple of…

Armenia’s Minister of Education Urges Schools Not to Engage in Election Propaganda

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN – Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) said that he will urge all schools in the country not to engage in partisan politics ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “School principals have the right to belong to political parties, however, they shouldn’t engage…

Large-scale tourism development projects launched in five cities across

(source: Armenpress) Based on the principle of balanced development of territories, large-scale projects are being launched in 9 cities of Armenia, 5 of which have already been initiated, minister of territorial administration and development David Lokyan [ARF-D, junior coalition partner] said after the consultation on tourism development in Jermuk, headed by President Serj Sargsyan, Armenpress…

TAD Minister: Armenian-French cooperation forum to promote proportionate regional development

The minister of territorial administration and development Davit Lokyan (ARF-D) hailed today the Armenian-French Forum on Decentralized Cooperation, describing it as a good platform connecting the two countries’ cities, towns and villages, according to tert.am. In his remarks, Lokyan expressed hope that the meeting will also boost the bilateral relations, enabling both the French and…

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…

Minister of Education Levon Mkrtchyan Rules Out Giving Russian Language Special Status

(various sources) The official and state language of Armenia is Armenian, the “Law on Language” is one of the fundamental values of the state’s independence and it is not subject to any change, Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan told reporters in response to a question regarding the possibility of adopting Russian as second…