FIVE-DAY TRAINING FOR YOUNG LEADERS OF ARMENIA’S NATIONAL MINORITIES STARTS IN LUSAKERT
Ju ly 30, 2008
YEREVAN, JULY 30, NOYAN TAPAN. The five-day retraining course that
started on July 29 in Lusakert is aimed at enlarging and developing
abilities of young leaders of Armenia’s national minorities. 25 young
people from 11 national minorities registered in Armenia (Assyrians,
Belarusians, Georgians, Germans, Greeks, Jews, Kurds, Poles, Russians,
Ukrainians, and Yezidis) take part in the retraining. It has been
organized by the World Independent Youth Union with the support of
the OSCE Yerevan Office.
"Protection of minorities’ rights, in particular, rights of people
representing national minorities, has always been in the focus of
attention of our office. It includes three directions of activity,
legislative sphere, cultural programs, and education," Marc Bojanich,
the Deputy Head of OSCE Yerevan Office, said.
According to the report of OSCE Yerevan Office, experts of the World
Independent Youth Union, Council of Europe, Department on Issues of
National Minorities and Religion attached to the RA government will
acquaint training participants with the basic principles of human
rights, issues regarding citizenship, and role of non-governmental
organizations in development of a community.
According to Tatevik Margarian, the Chairwoman of the World Independent
Youth Union NGO, program’s main goal is to develop leaders skills
among national minorities’ youth and to create conditions for their
participation in discussions regarding their rights.