“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.
The International Center for Human Development issued a report on the necessity of introducing compulsory medical insurance in Armenia and the obstacles to the process. According to statistical data cited in the report, the number of people who are aware of the need to apply for a doctor's care but they do not is increasing year by year in Armenia.
The press conference of H.E. Edson Marinho Duarte Monteiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil in Armenia, was held at Media Center on September 8. The press conference was on the occasion of Independence Day of Brazil that is celebrated on September 7.
During the last week, textbooks on "Informatics" taught in secondary schools have become the subject of discussions in the social media. Social media users have made critical comments on the program of the subject, textbook content and the way of teaching it.
On September 3, 2013, after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Serzh Sargsyan, the President of Armenia, stated: “We discussed in detail issues related to the Eurasian integration and I confirmed Armenia’s decision to join the Customs Union and participate in the processes of formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.”