Opportunity for civil society organisations in Armenia

The EU-funded project ‘Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in South Caucasus and Moldova’ announces the Call for Participation for representatives of new civil society organisations, informal initiative groups or social movements from Armenia, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova!

Who can apply:

  • a new civil society organisation (registered within the past 3 years), or
  • an informal initiative group or social movement;

If you are:

  • seeking to mobilise people in your community to influence real positive change,
  • raising important issues that may not yet be widely understood or discussed in society and proposing solutions,
  • ready to invest your time and energy in the development of your initiative, organisation or campaign.

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UN releases report on int'l legal obligations of Armenia, which occupied Azerbaijani territory

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 18

Trend:

A comprehensive report on the international legal obligations of aggressor country – Armenia, which occupied part of the Azerbaijani territory, was published at the UN headquarters in New York, Trend reports on June 18.

The main author of the report is professor, royal attorney Malcolm Shaw. The main provisions of the report are as follows:

The Armenian armed forces directly participated in the occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjacent districts of Azerbaijan;

Armenia created a puppet regime in the occupied Azerbaijani territories and continues to maintain it in various ways, including maintaining its military presence in these

Calling for a quality public discourse in Armenia

Public discourse in Armenia today remains beset with problems and the behaviour of the authorities is hardly a role model. If the government does not commit to improving the quality of discourse and its own behaviour, the country may be faced with a long-term challenge affecting other areas of public life.

June 18, 2020 – Valentina Gevorgyan Articles and Commentary</span

ADB Cuts 2020 Economic Forecasts for South Caucasus Countries

TBILISI — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has slashed its 2020 economic forecasts for the South Caucasus countries as they are hit by the spread of the new coronavirus, but projects a recovery in 2021.

Georgia’s gross domestic product (GDP) was expected to contract by 5% in 2020, before rebounding to grow around 5% in 2021, the ADB said in its outlook report published on Thursday.

That was down from the 4.9% growth that the bank forecast in September 2019 and 0% projected in April this year.

The Georgian government has also revised its economic outlook forecast to -4% this year from a previous g

IPEN Studies Evaluate SDG Links with Pesticide Trends in Eastern Europe

The International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) has published a series of studies on the production and use of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in Armenia, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The studies also present trends and perspectives for transitioning to safe alternatives.

The studies show that these countries have all experienced an increasing trend in the use of HHPs, which can permanently undermine human health and affect future generations. HHP poisoning can lead to chronic disability or death. An <a href="https://ipen.org/sites/default/files/documents/final_overall_hhp_summary_in_5_eecca_countr

Video conference held between Azerbaijani president and new vice president of World Bank

On the initiative of the World Bank, a video conference has been held between President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the World Bank’s newly appointed Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde, Regional Director for the South Caucasus Sebastian Molineus and other representatives of the bank.

On behalf of Azerbaijan, Assistant to President Natig Amirov and Chairman of the Central Bank Elman Rustamov participated in the video conference.

News.Az 

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Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Anti-tank mine explodes in Tartar district

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 17

By Samir Ali – Trend:

Information about the unpaved road near the front line in Azerbaijan’s Tartar district undergoing mortar fire by the Armenian armed forces is false, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on June 17.

The abovementioned rumor was spread on social networks and some websites.

The ministry revealed that an anti-tank mine laid at the depth of more than one meter during the first Karabakh war exploded, damaging the road.

“The operational situation is fully controlled by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces,” said the ministry.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war

Armenia Culture News Digest for Friday, February 21, 2020

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Armenia Sports News Digest for Friday, February 21, 2020

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