Genocide prevention agenda

The issue of prevention of genocide and other atrocites is among the priorities of the foreign policy of the Republic of Armenia. The Republic of Armenia plays an active role in the international fight against genocide and other mass atrocities.

The main focus of these efforts is the fight against impunity, restoring justice, revealing the main causes of genocide, establishment of early prevention mechanisms, education on past genocides and paying tribute to the memory of the victims.

Armenia initiated and organizes Global forums Against the Crime of Genocide: the latter were respectively held in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2022.

Armenia continues to cooperate with the Global Action Initiative for the Prevention of Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) and other international platforms which have this issue within their scope of responsibility.

With the aim to prevent genocides and exclude their recurrence, Armenia is conducting works with various UN structures. In particular, at the initiative of Armenia, during recent years several high-level discussions on the issue of genocide prevention have been held in UN, with the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide, as well as outstanding genocide scholars.

Armenia, emphasizing the importance of the genocide prevention issue, actively advocates it through various UN procedures, the Universal Periodic Review - among them.

Another important work carried out by Armenia is the presentation of genocide prevention resolutions within the UN framework.


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