ARS Central Financial Office to be Named After Benefactor Mr. Hrair Soghomonian’s Mother, “Ungh. Manoujag Soghomonian”
The Central Executive Board of the Armenian Relief Society is pleased to announce that the ARS Central Office Financial Department will henceforth be named in honor of Mr. Hrair Soghomonian’s mother, “Ungh. Manoushag Soghomonian”. A plaque will be placed at the entrance of that department in gratitude for our esteemed benefactor’s generous donation of $15,000 in honor of his mother.
On Saturday, April 6, 2013, the 50th anniversary celebration of the ARS “Roubina” Chapter was held in Toronto’s Armenian Center. This gala event served as a reaffirmation of the members’ commitment to humanitarian service to their community.
On June 9, 2013, the dedicating and naming ceremony for the Executive Director’s office in honor of its benefactor was held in the presence of the ARS CEB Executive members and the staff of the ARS, Inc. Central Office.
NGO/CSWNY Chairperson Soon Young Yoon Visits the ARS “Araxie Boulghourjian” Socio-Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon
In May, while on a five-day visit to Lebanon, the Chairperson of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (NGO/CSW NY), Soon Young Yoon, was invited to visit the “Araxie Boulghourjian” Socio-Medical Center and meet with ARS/Lebanon’s Regional Executive board. Considering the participation of the ARS Inc. in UN/CSW NY meetings and panel discussions, and its close cooperation with international NGOs, Yoon’s invitation was extended to her by the Central Executive Board.
“Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls”, the ARS Participation at United Nations’ CSW 57
The Armenian Relief Society participated in the United Nation’s 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, from March 4-15, 2013. CSW, a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is “the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women”. The theme of this year’s CSW was “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”. Approximately six thousand women from all over the world registered to attend the CSW57 events.
“From Empowerment to Sustainability: Financing, Health and Participation for Rural Women” – ARS Panel at the UN (March 2, 2012)
On March 2, 2012, the ARS organized a high-level panel event with the Armenian Permanent Mission to the UN and His Excellency, Ambassador Garen Nazarian.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit to one of the oldest societies in Jordan, the Armenian Relief Society, in Jebel Al Ashrafieh in Amman, Petra news agency reported.
The official event marking the 20th Anniversary of the ARS, Inc. Orphans Sponsorship Program, was held at the K.Sountougyan Hall in Yerevan on September 30, 2012.
During the Soviet regime, February 23 was marked as Army Day all around the Soviet Union. Following the independence of the Republics of Armenia and Nakorno Karabagh, the day is being marked as the Motherland Defender’s Day.
This year, the ARS Chapter of Artsakh decided to commemorate this day with the soldiers guarding the country’s borders.
The Armenian Relief Society will participate in the United Nation’s 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York from March 4-15, 2013.