OSCE Office helps promote environmental awareness in Armenia's regions
(osce.org) - As part of its environmental activities in Armenia, the OSCE Office in Yerevan will co-host an awareness-raising event in the province of Aragatsotn tomorrow.
The event, which has as its goal the eventual clean-up of the area surrounding the village of Artashavan, will be attended by 15 non-governmental organizations' representatives and 25 volunteers. It is organized by the OSCE Office, the Public Environmental Information (Aarhus) Centre in Lori, and the NGO Compatriot Unity, reports Trend.
The participants will be briefed on the Aarhus Convention and its principles, problems related to environmental security and the OSCE's engagement in this field. They will also learn more about regional history, which is tightly connected with the development of the Armenian alphabet.
In addition, they will pay a visit to Saghmosavank, where the so-called Monastery of Psalms of the 12th century is located.
The OSCE Office in Yerevan supports the establishment of a network of Aarhus centres in the regions of Armenia to promote the Aarhus principles. Currently, there are five centres in three provinces of Armenia and one in the capital, Yerevan.