55 Years Ago Today, Uruguay Became The First Nation To Recognize The Armenian Genocide.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of Armenian Genocide recognition by Uruguay, the first country to officially acknowledge this crime against humanity.

The Armenian National Committee of Uruguay describes the recognition as a “historical milestone in the fight for justice for the Armenian people.”

The Committee has been commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian genocide  together with the Presidency of the House of Representatives for two decades in the Legislative Palace.

Given the current coronavirus crisis, the event has been postponed this year, but a  series of commemorative activities will be organized in compliance with conditions imposed by the health emergency.

On April 24, the Armenian community will organize the traditional blood donation. The Committee says the action “aims to symbolically give back the solidarity received by our ancestors who survived the Genocide and were welcomed and integrated on an equal footing  by Uruguayan society.”

The traditional March for Justice organized by the Armenian Youth Federation will no go ahead as usual, and move to an online platform instead.

Finally, the Armenian institutions are coordinating efforts to bring their contribution to those who have been especially affected by the consequences of this pandemic.

On 20 April 1965, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to officially recognize the Armenian genocide.

H/T Panorama

Get in Touch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

Azerbaijan Targets Armenia Proper, Firing on Davit Bek Village in Syunik.

Today, Azerbaijani Armed Forces targeted Armenia proper, using artillery fire on Davit Bek Village in Syunik, per Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Armenian Ministry of...

REPORT: Azeris Reportedly Use White Phosophorus, Setting Forests Ablaze Near Artsakh’s Shushi & Mataghis.

According to recent footage, Azerbaijan is reportedly using white phosophorus to set forests ablaze in Artsakh. Fires were spotted...

Artsakh Captures Syrian Mercenary Fighting For Azerbaijan, He Admits To Terrorist Presence In The War.

Defense Army divisions captured another terrorist the interrogation of who leaves no doubt about presence of terrorists on the front line.

Get in Touch

20,822FansLike
2,412FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts

Azerbaijan Targets Armenia Proper, Firing on Davit Bek Village in Syunik.

Today, Azerbaijani Armed Forces targeted Armenia proper, using artillery fire on Davit Bek Village in Syunik, per Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Armenian Ministry of...

REPORT: Azeris Reportedly Use White Phosophorus, Setting Forests Ablaze Near Artsakh’s Shushi & Mataghis.

According to recent footage, Azerbaijan is reportedly using white phosophorus to set forests ablaze in Artsakh. Fires were spotted...

Artsakh Captures Syrian Mercenary Fighting For Azerbaijan, He Admits To Terrorist Presence In The War.

Defense Army divisions captured another terrorist the interrogation of who leaves no doubt about presence of terrorists on the front line.

60-Year-Old Civilian Sergey Balayan Killed, Six Others Injured From Azeri Shelling In Artsakh’s Aknaghbyur Village.

60-Year-Old Sergey Balayan was killed today in Artsakh’s Aknaghbyur village as a result of Azerbaijan’s indiscriminate shelling of civilians. Six other civilians...

U.S. Embassy In Armenia Urges U.S. Citizens To Travel With Caution In 5 Of The 11 Provinces.

The U.S. Embassy in Armenia urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution when traveling within Armenia. The U.S. Embassy has instructed Embassy employees...