AGBU HOSTS LUNCHEON WITH ANNA HAKOBYAN AND DIASPORAN WOMEN IN NEW YORK

 
On April 13, 2019, Anna Hakobyan, founder and leader of two new charitable foundations in Armenia and spouse of Armenia’s Prime Minister, was the guest of honor at a luncheon with Armenian-American women in New York City organized by AGBU. Her visit to New York was the last stop of her 17-day U.S. tour, the main goal of which was to raise awareness for My Step...
 

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HASMIK PAPYAN WINS “WOMAN OF THE YEAR” IN AGBU PROPOSED CATEGORY AT ARMENIAN PR AWARDS

 
Opera singer, soprano, RA People’s Artist Hasmik Papyan has won in the category of Woman of the Year at the Armenian PR Awards. She was in Armenia at the time for a charity concert and, availing of the opportunity, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia President and member of the AGBU Central Board of Directors Vasken Yacoubian and the President of the Armenian PR Association, associate professor of the YSU Faculty of Journalism, PhD candidate Astghik Avetisyan invited Hasmik Papyan to AGBU headquarters in Yerevan and handed her the award...
 

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AGBU HOLDS ITS 90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN PARIS WITH A FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

 
From February 7-9, hundreds of Armenians and friends—from as far as Japan and Uruguay, South Africa and Australia—gathered in Paris on the occasion of the 90th General Assembly of the AGBU. Over three days, a full agenda of diverse events took place at various landmark venues in the heart of the city, starting with a Welcome Reception at the Eiffel Tower. This set the stage for the rest of the weekend, over which the 113-year old organization would reflect on its many accomplishments in the previous two years...
 

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AGBU GRIEVES THE LOSS OF BELOVED PRESIDENT AND VISIONARY LEADER LOUISE MANOOGIAN SIMONE

 
One of the most consequential figures in modern Armenian life and most collectively admired and respected leaders in AGBU’s century-old history, Louise Manoogian Simone will leave an indelible mark of hope and inspiration through her dedicated service to the Armenian people, the Armenian homeland and the Armenian Church.

Her recent passing has brought deep sorrow to the worldwide AGBU family, which she served with tireless devotion and singular distinction, as the first and only female leader of the organization, first as a Central Board member and as international President for 12 years.

Upon learning of her passing, current AGBU President Berge Setrakian, who served as Vice President under Simone’s leadership, described her as a pioneering spirit and a woman far ahead of her time. “She was called upon to steer the AGBU through many challenges, rising to become a driving force behind many of the successes and benefits that Armenians across the world enjoy today...

 

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AGBU CONVENES 90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN PARIS

 
On February 9, Armenians from all over the world gathered in Paris to participate in AGBU’s 90th General Assembly at Les Jardins de Saint Dominique. Convened biennially to discuss the organization’s state of affairs, the event unites AGBU members in considering contemporary realities facing the Armenian world, celebrating AGBU’s accomplishments and establishing the guiding principles of the coming years. An institutional tradition that has carried AGBU through more than a century globally, the General Assembly serves to strengthen the message of the...
 

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