On March 17, the Public Administration Academy of RA and the Public Information Department of the United Nations in Armenia signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed by Maria Dotsenko, representative of the UN Public Information Department and Rector Arsen Lokyan.
During the signature ceremony Mr. Lokyan welcomed the attendees and assured that from now on the students and staff of the Academy will be more informed of the values adopted by the UN and its implemented work, they will also have an opportunity to participate in the events organized by that international structure.
The objectives of the cooperation are diverse: to raise the Academy students’ awareness on the UN global agenda and policies, to make UN’s publications and information on it available for the Academy students and employees, as well as to strengthen the cooperation between the Public Information Department of the United Nations in Armenia and the Public Administration Academy of RA.
A UN Corner was created at the Academy Library, where relevant UN publications in Armenian, Russian, and English will find their place.
In the frameworks of cooperation UN memorable days and observances will be jointly marked, UN Model Conference will be organized taking into account the interests of the Academy.
Information-targeted events, film screenings and lectures will be jointly organized as well. A limited number of students will be given a chance to volunteer at the Public Information Department of the United Nations in Armenia.
In the cooperation agreement it is stipulated that “both Parties are open to other mutually decided and agreed activities for the benefit of students and which are in line with the Academy and UN mandates and objectives.”