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Marianna Mkrtchyan

The UN considered the 3rd periodic report of Armenia on achievements  and existing problems in the field of human rights

The UN considered the 3rd periodic report of Armenia on achievements  and existing problems in the field of human rights

ArmInfo.In Geneva, on January 23, during the 35th session, the Working Group of the  Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council  reviewed the 3rd periodic report of Armenia on achievements and  existing problems in the field of human rights protection in the  Republic of Armenia.

As reported by ArmInfo in the press service of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the Armenian delegation  was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Artak Apitonyan.

The delegation also included Deputy Minister of Justice Kristina  Grigoryan, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Zhanna  Andreasyan, Deputy Prosecutor General David Melkonyan, Chief of Staff  of the Police Armen Ghukasyan, Head of the Central Election  Commission Tigran Mukuchyan.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs presented the report,  referring to the steps taken in Armenia in the field of human rights,  legislative reforms and established good practice.

In his speech, Artak Apitonyan confirmed the readiness of the  Armenian authorities to continue promoting human rights and democracy  in the country as a key obligation of the Government of the Republic  of Armenia, pointing out the need to deepen cooperation with various  UN structures, in particular, from the point of view of fulfilling  international obligations undertaken by Armenia.

About a hundred representatives of UN member countries delivered  speeches on human rights in Armenia.  Many countries praised the  progress achieved in the republic after the velvet revolution in the  field of democracy and the fight against corruption, asked questions  and made suggestions.

In turn, the members of the Armenian delegation presented each  achievement in their field and problems in the field of human rights  protection, answered questions from delegates of the UN member states  and provided clarifications.

According to the UPR procedures, the recommendations of the UN member  countries will be carefully studied, and the position of Armenia on  them will be presented at the June session of the Human Rights  Council.

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