Category: United Nations

Human Rights Watch Urges Closing Orphanages in Armenia, Integrating Disabled Children and Orphans

Human Rights Watch Urges Closing Orphanages in Armenia, Integrating Disabled Children and Orphans

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK — Human Rights Watch (HRW), the New York-based humanitarian organization, in February released a report on the fate of children in Armenian orphanages, especially those who are mentally or physically handicapped. The report pointed out two problems: first, many children end up in orphanages because of the […]

Concert Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Armenia Membership in UN

Concert Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Armenia Membership in UN

NEW YORK — On March 16, a concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s membership to the United Nations took place at the Lincoln Center of New York. Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, Heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the United Nations, high-ranking officials of […]

Amal Clooney Urges Iraq to Allow UN Probe of IS Crimes against Yazidis

Amal Clooney Urges Iraq to Allow UN Probe of IS Crimes against Yazidis

NEW YORK (Reuters) — International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday, March 9 to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group, Reuters reports. Britain is drafting a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a UN investigation, but Clooney said the Iraqi […]

Turkey Referred to Security Council over Imprisoned International Judge

Turkey Referred to Security Council over Imprisoned International Judge

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (DW) — As a judge in The Hague Aydin Sefa Akay should have had diplomatic immunity, but he was arrested for having a messaging app on his phone. As he languishes in prison an appeal for a man jailed for 30 years is in limbo. The United Nations referred Turkey to the Security […]

Concert at Lincoln Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Armenia’s Membership in the UN

Concert at Lincoln Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Armenia’s Membership in the UN

NEW YORK — The Armenian Mission to the United Nations (UN) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the nation’s membership in that body with a concert at Lincoln Center on March 16. The musical event, described as “A Cultural Adventure: Joyfully Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Armenia Rejoining the Family of Nations,” will feature Armenian […]

Contribution of Genocide Convention to Battle against Impunity

Contribution of Genocide Convention to Battle against Impunity

By Prof. William A. Schabas The United Nations marks December 9th as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. William A. Schabas, a renowned Professor of International Law explains the historical significance of this important day of commemoration. The UN resolution was presented on the […]

UN Special Rapporteur Meets with Garo Paylan and other HDP MPs

UN Special Rapporteur Meets with Garo Paylan and other HDP MPs

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) —UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye met with the members of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey on November 15, Turkish Demokrathaber.net informs. In the meeting with Garo Paylan and two other members of parliament, the issue of the detained MPs representing the party was discussed. The members of the pro-Kurdish party […]

Soccer Great Mkhitaryan Named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Soccer Great Mkhitaryan Named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Amrenia) — Armenia international and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been appointed a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for Armenia. The official ceremony took place at the Football Academy on November 9. For more than half a century Goodwill Ambassadors have been helping children and women […]