Buenos Aires law marks 99th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

The legislative council of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city, issued a statement on Thursday, written by councilmembers Virginia Gonzalez Gass and Maria Raquel Herrero, commemorating April 24 as the “Day of the First Genocide of the 20th Century,” on the “99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide,” Asbarez reports quoting Presna Armenia.

The council also approved a proposal submitted by legislator Pablo Ferreyra asking the Ministry of Education to allocate proper attention to the Armenian Genocide on the “day of action for tolerance and respect between people,” referring to an Argentinian law that commemorates the genocide suffered by the Armenian people every April 24.

“To educate about history is to educate for the respect and protection of human rights. In this sense, it is essential to promote the inclusion of the issue of genocide in education, not only to remember but also to consider the conditions that made possible such abhorrent and savage events,” said Ferreyra in a press statement.

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