PROJECTS // 

Conducting National Consultations on Post-2015 Development Agenda

2013

The overall objective of conducting country consultations was to stimulate discussions amongst national stakeholders involved in addressing MDGs, and voice out the perspectives, challenges and concerns of various groups of common citizens who were directly influenced by policies that contribute to the achievement of MDGs. The consultations in Armenia, happening in 2013 targeted several specific objectives: (i) ensure inclusive consultations with representatives from the government, non-governmental organizations, private sector, women’s groups, youth, social movements, and other social groups, such as marginalized poor, and refugees, and gain their inputs on development priorities; (ii) analyse the areas of primary importance related to the work and mandates of the different UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes working in Armenia (like population, migration, governance, food security situation, children, refugees and HIV/AIDS among others), and other important stakeholders in the process; (iii) provide analysis, conclusions and recommendations to UN Country Team (UNCT) on key issues for post-2015 global development priorities/agenda. These objectives were met through elaborating THM scenarios around five thematic areas pre-determined by the UN Coordination Team; organizing 12 Town Hall Meeting with stakeholder groups. More than 500 participants from the regions and 150 participants from Yerevan voiced out their ideas and concerns about the proposed scenarios. The results of the THMS were presented at the Validation Workshop, where critical appraisal and discussions allowed participants to professionally assess, evaluate and validate the proposed ideas and recommendations. To conclude the initiative a final report was drafted to reflect the findings both from the THMs and the Validation Workshop. It actually reflected the consolidated results of cooperative and inclusive multi-stakeholder process.

NEWS

17.10.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Lori Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 15 October 2019 has implemented of local meetings in Lori region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

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24.09.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Shirak Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 17 September 2019 started implementation of local meetings in Shirak region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

The aim of the meetings is informing the participants about the risks, consequences of irregular migration, forms of protection given to migrants in Germany, as well as statistics on emigration and return policy from Germany to Armenia. The process of return and readmission of RA citizens, the reintegration programs of returnees implemented in the RA are also presented to the participants during the workshop.

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