International Alert is deeply concerned about the latest military escalation between Armenians and Azerbaijanis over Nagorny Karabakh, the largest confrontation since 1994. These clashes have already reportedly resulted in hundreds of civilians and soldiers being killed or wounded, prompting fears of a larger regional destabilisation. As peacebuilders, we urgently call on all parties to use dialogue to immediately end the violence and return to peaceful negotiations. We also urge the international community to use all diplomatic means to support the de-escalation process.
On June 24, 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Council endorsed the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant Eurasia Partnership Foundation the special consultative status with the Council, to strengthen EPF’s efforts to further empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity, to advance its work in protecting human rights and peacebuilding processes.
Yesterday Deborah Grieser met with representatives of Eurasia Partnership Foundation-Armenia, Media Initiatives Center, Pink Armenia, and Transparency International Armenia, which implement USAID’s different civil society strengthening, media development, and human rights projects. Ms. Grieser introduced the new Acting Mission Director, Mr. David Hoffman, and recognized and thanked the partners for their influential and positive collaboration with USAID.
She noted how proud she has been to work alongside EPF, MIC, Pink, and TIAC to support civil society and media development and to advance human rights in the post “velvet revolution” Armenia.
EPF Program Director Mikayel Hovhannisyan and Other Members of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Condemn the Illegal Detention of Members of the EaP CSF.
The pro-democracy movement in Belarus is facing challenges similar to the ones Armenians overcame just two years ago.
DATA partners invite exceptionally qualified organizations, individual consultants or teams of consultants who will strengthen policy-oriented research, policy analysis, policy advocacy and communication capacities of DATA partners through a set of trainings (including ToTs), and provide consultative services to DATA partners and DATA beneficiaries throughout the term of the program.