We, the below-signed organizations of civil society, welcome the victory of the People and value the awakening of civil self-awareness and dignity.
We appreciate the principles proclaimed by the Prime Minister for achieving responsible, transparent, and accountable governance.
We comprehend the gravity of the problems faced by and the difficulty of the work to be completed by the new Government in the transition period.
The weak economy inherited from the previous Government, the enormous public debt, the scarce resources, the inefficient infrastructures, and the potential real obstacles within the public administration system are some of the challenges that must be overcome by the newly-formed Government. The turnaround in the nation’s public-political life is indeed a remarkable achievement, but not a fully-fledged victory. The previous system’s malpractices and the consequences of inefficient governance need to be eradicated fully.
Nonetheless, we are confident that the problems are temporary and can be dealt with by conducting a comprehensive assessment of programs implemented and funds spent in all the sectors, as well as genuinely putting in place equitable, transparent, and accountable governance practices.
We stand ready to support the newly-formed Government in overcoming the existing challenges and shall remain committed to the core principles and agenda of our work.
We shall continue to focus on the most relevant and pressing issues, including among others human rights, the fight against corruption, the independence of the judiciary, and the development of a free and competitive economy.
The Statement is open for others to join.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly–Vanadzor
Helsinki Committee of Armenia Human Rights Defender NGO
Journalists’ Club “Asparez”
Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center
Union of Informed Citizens NGO
Open Society Foundations-Armenia
For Equal Rights NGO
Communities Finance Officers Association
Institute of Public Policy
Umbrella Journalists’ International Network NGO
Protection of Rights without Borders NGO
Analytical Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation
EcoLur Information NGO
Fund against Violations of Law NGO
New Generation Humanitarian NGO
Shirak Centre NGO
Goris Press Club
Sose Women Issues NGO
Vanadzor Civic Youth Center
Public Journalism Club
Rights Information Center NGO
Ijevan Civic Youth Center
OxYGen Foundation for Protection of Youth and Women’s Rights
Social Justice NGO
Children’s Society NGO
Helsinki Association HRDO
Women’s Support Center NGO
Partnership and Teaching NGO
Meghri Women’s Resource Center NGO
Armenian Innocence Project
Women’s Rights Center NGO
Kapan Civic Youth Center
Peace Dialogue NGO
Goris Women’s Development Resource Center Foundation
“For Sustainable Human Development” Association
Anahit Beglaryan, Attorney
“Colorful House” Social-Cultural and Human Rights Defender NGO
Territorial Development and Research Center NGO
Martuni Women’s Community Council NGO
“Shogher” Union NGO
Union of Communities of Armenia
Europe in Law Association NGO
Artsvabuyn Zeytun Compatriotic Union
Armavir Development Center
Association of Young Journalists NGO
Yeghegnadzor Civic Youth Center
Khazer Ecological and Cultural NGO
Consumers Support Center NGO
Lore Eco Club NGO
Bridge of Hope NGO
Spitak Helsinki Group NGO
Khoran Ard Intellectual NGO
Community Pulse NGO
Gyumri Youth Civic Center
National Center of Public Policy Research NGO