03, 2017

Statement by President Serzh Sargsyan on 25th anniversary of Armenia’s accession to the United Nations

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s accession to the United Nations. The road, covered since the restoration of Armenia’s independence, has helped us steadily shape and consolidate our place in the family of nations. We have had many achievements over the past years, but we realize that there is still much to be done. As a UN member, Armenia has consistently supported international efforts to promote peace, development and human rights.

To counter the global challenges, Armenia is strongly committed to promoting peace and security by contributing to UN peacekeeping missions, improving migration flows, ensuring control of interstate borders and human trafficking, as well as participating in humanitarian missions. Armenia is also committed to promoting human rights and preventing offences against human rights, including the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide. This vector has always been at the heart of our endeavors within the UN framework.

One of the priorities of Armenia’s international cooperation is our firm commitment to collective efforts towards inclusive, human-centered and rights-based sustainable development. Cooperation with the United Nations and its development agencies has played an indispensable role in the strengthening of Armenia’s development potential all the way through transition processes and reforms.

Just as 25 years ago, today as well, the Armenian people holds the UN as a symbol of peace, unity and cooperation. These fundamental values form the basis of the organization. Undergoing reforms and following the United Nations’ enlargement process, these values remain unbroken.

Armenia reaffirms its commitment to these values and the furtherance of its partnership with the United Nations in pursuit of a common road.

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