UN Office in Armenia continues focusing attention on youth empowerment in the regions and opened a new UN Corner in Gyumri. Now students, researches, officials and journalists will have more opportunities to further learn about the UN values, global agenda and UN work in Armenia, using donated 2,000 UN publications.
The UN Corner was launched at the Gyumri Municipality Central Library named after Mkrtich Armen with the support of the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI) and will complement the UN support to the libraries in this city.
In addition, some 2,000 UN publications were distributed with the help of a Bibilo-bus at the Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute (GSPI) named after M. Nalbandyan, Civil Society Development Center of GSPI and at the Gyumri Branch of the Armenian State University of Economics. UN officials will visit the UN Corners to discuss the UN-related issues with all interested.
Maria Dotsenko, the UNDPI Representative in Armenia, said: “The UN keeps focusing on youth empowerment and dialogue with public. Since the citizens of Gyumri are active participants of many UN activities, we supported your idea to open UN Corner, so that you will have direct access to the UN-related information. You are our reliable partners in promotion of UN values: human rights, democratic governance, peace and security, sustainable human development. We are glad to support you to further improve your knowledge.”
Artush Mkrtchyan, the Central Library Director, expressed his appreciation on the cooperation with the UN emphasizing that such joint activities will allow people to contribute to the work of the UN and become better informed and active citizens.