AGBU CONGRATULATES NIKOL PASHINYAN ON HIS ELECTION AS THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Armenian General Benevolent Union congratulates Nikol Pashinyan on his momentous election as prime minister of the Republic of Armenia. He has come to office against a backdrop of renewed hope and inspired vision among the people, marked by a vibrancy in the civic life of the country. The potential for constructive...

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DR. RICHARD HOVANNISIAN DELIVERS SERIES OF LECTURES IN CELEBRATION OF FIRST ARMENIAN REPUBLIC CENTENNIAL

On April 16, 18, and 20, 2018, the American University of Armenia (AUA) and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia co-hosted a lecture series by eminent historian Dr. Richard Hovannisian. The lectures were dedicated to the centennial of the First Armenian Republic. AUA President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian introduced Dr. Hovannisian, who is an Armenian-American historian and professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles...

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AGBU STATEMENT ON DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

The people of Armenia have taken the future course of our nation in a new direction. Since April 13, 2018, they have demonstrated their commitment to non-violent civic engagement through peaceful demonstrations and organized protests, never wavering in their resolve, even in the face of an uncertain outcome. Their unity of purpose has inspired hope and is laying the foundation for strong democratic institutions...

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STATEMENT BY AGBU ON THE DEMONSTRATIONS IN ARMENIA

AGBU, like all Armenians around the globe, has been following the ongoing developments and demonstrations across Armenia. The Diaspora is watching these events with deep concern. We support citizens’ right to free speech and peaceful assembly; these values are core to democracy and to the building of democratic nations. While it is troubling to see the level of discontent, we are encouraged by the degree of engagement, especially among our nation’s...

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AGBU CONGRATULATES ARMEN SARKISSIAN ON HIS INAUGURATION AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Armenian General Benevolent Union congratulates the newly inaugurated President of the Republic of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, and salutes him on this historic achievement. This important milestone comes at a time when our nation faces many complex regional and global challenges, as well as exciting opportunities for prosperity. As we mark a new era in the governing of our Republic under the revised constitution adopted in 2016, we see great potential for...

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