The Armenian-Turkish protocols signed in Zurich 8 years ago had a crucial role both in the relations between the two countries and in the foreign policy of Armenia. Armenian-Turkish relations are now observed before and after the Zurich Protocols.
“We need very sharp and decisive steps that should not be limited to external changes,” Ara Atayan, Teacher at “Aregnaz” Educational Center, Lecturer at Yerevan State Linguistic University, said about the current situation of public education.
September 28 marks the International Safe Abortion Day. A discussion entitled “Instances of Abortion in Armenia: Presentation of Report” was held at Media Center with the participation of Violeta Zopunyan, Chairman of “Center for Rights Development” NGO, Zaruhi Batoyan, Chairman of “Disability info” NGO, Anush Poghosyan, Project Coordinator of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at “Women's Resource Center” NGO.
On September 11, the RA Ministry of Education and Science submitted a draft concept of teaching Russian language in educational institutions implementing general education programs in the Republic of Armenia.
In autumn 2017, the signing of Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement is expected which will give Armenia an opportunity to stand firmer on the political course of the European integration.
September 15 marks International Day of Democracy.
The day was set by the UN General Assembly in 2007. The date is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the first international conference of new and restored democracies, which was celebrated in 2008.