AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN’S YEAR END MESSAGE

2016 was a defining year marked with fast evolving events, unlikely developments and growing challenges, worldwide as well as regionally for our nation and homeland. On the heels of the centenary of the Genocide and the emergence of a global national sense of empowerment and solidarity, the 110th Anniversary of the Armenian General Benevolent Union and the 89th General Assembly set the stage for our organization to realign its mission...

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AGBU ARCHIVE SUPPLEMENTED WITH TWO DOCUMENTS OF NATIONAL HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE DONATED TO AGBU ARMENIA

The Armenian General Benevolent Union’s (AGBU) 110th anniversary celebrations came to their symbolic end with a donation of two 110 year-old documents of national historical significance. On Wednesday, December 21st, Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and Gabriel Djambardji, benefactor and Honorable President of Pyunik Benevolent Foundation, visited the AGBU Armenia HQ to hand over two valuable documents to AGBU Armenia President...

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AGBU ARMENIA DEPUTY DIRECTOR HOVIG EORDEKIAN PRESENTED AGBU’S SYRIAN-ARMENIAN RELIEF PROJECTS

On December 23, the Inter-Agency Commission on Coordination of Syrian-Armenians’ Issues held its subsequent session at the RA Ministry of Diaspora. The session was chaired by RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan. In his speech entitled “Past and Upcoming Programs for Support to Syrian-Armenians”, Head of the Social Assistance Office of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Fr. Marcos Mangasaryan stated that the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin had provided...

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HOKIS MUSICAL PERFORMANCE PREMIERED IN YEREVAN ON DECEMBER 2, ON THE OCCASION OF AGBU'S 110TH ANNIVERSARY

A multi-media musical performance blending tradition with technology, featuring young performers from the Holy Etchmiadzin & AGBU’s Nork Children’s Center and from our partner-program, the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan. “Hokis” premiered in New York on October 28, 2016 in front of a sold-out audience. The Yerevan premiere of HOKIS was a true collaborative effort spanning international borders. Fusing traditional Armenian performance...

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AS PART OF AGBU 110 CELEBRATION WEEK, AGBU ARMENIA HOSTED AGBUTALKS WITH PRIME MINISTER KAREN KARAPETYAN ON ARMENIA’S LONG-TERM SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

As part of AGBU 110 celebration week, on December 3, 2016, AGBU Armenia hosted AGBUtalks - a live discussion with RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan covering his vision for Armenia’s long-term social and economic development. Prior to the meeting, Prime Minister Karapetyan visited AGBU Armenia Headquarters and toured the offices of AGBU Armenia, IDEA Foundation, Luys Foundation, and Impact Hub Yerevan. He got acquainted with current and upcoming programs of the organizations, welcomed new initiatives and wished them good luck.

AGBUtalkswith Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan “Reshaping Armenia and Engaging the Diaspora through Unity and Shared Responsibility” intended to open a channel for a constructive conversation, so that we - in Armenia, Artsakh, and the Diaspora - may set, implement, and evaluate our objectives together, bearing in mind our shared responsibility.

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