Nanore Barsoumian of The Armenian Weekly speaks to Ambassador Garen Nazarian about issues affecting women in Armenia, including poverty, domestic violence, trafficking and women’s role in government and their access to education.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On April 25, Armenia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Garen Nazarian, arrived in Boston for the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Weekly’s Nanore Barsoumian had a chance to talk with the ambassador before he joined the commemorative events.
Ambassador Nazarian recently chaired the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place at UN Headquarters in New York from Feb. 22 to March 4, and on March 14. The 55th session was a follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the 23rd special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development, and peace for the twenty-first century.