For Immediate Release
January 30, 2006
ARMENIA FUND USA HOSTS A PLANNING MEETING IN NEW YORK, January
Reviewing a detailed action plan for the “Rebirth of Artsakh”
with implementation beginning in Spring of 2006
NEW YORK, New York – – Armenia Fund USA, East Coast Affiliate
of All-Armenia Fund, hosted a planning meeting on January 21,
2006 with leadership representatives of three affiliates in France,
Armenia, and Western United States. The meeting which took place
at Armenia Fund USA’s New York offices, evaluated current and
future projects and reviewed the plans and goals for implementation
of major initiatives for 2006. Among the attendees were Michel
Pazoumian, Fonds Arménien de France, Paris, Naira Melkoumian and
Ara Vardanyan, Hayastan Himnadram, Yerevan, Maria Mehranian and
Sarkis Kotanjian, Armenia Fund Inc., Glendale, California, Kevork
Toroyan, and Irina Lazarian, Armenia Fund USA, New York City.
Building on the successes of 2005, the summit outlined the possible
expansion of the 2006 projects and initiatives, reviewed and confirmed
a detail-oriented action plan for the start of the Rebirth of
Artsakh Regional Development Program. Their actions have set the
stage for a challenging year as the innovative three-year, three-region
initiative – “Rebirth of Artsakh” is launched. This program will
significantly improve people’s standards of life in Nagorno Karabakh.
“Rebirth of Artsakh” is a three-year strategic development plan
that addresses critically needed development such as agricultural
development, construction and reconstruction of schools, roads
and medical centers, as well as clean water projects.
The Agricultural Initiative, spearheaded by Armenia Fund USA,
is the economic underpinning of the “Rebirth of Artsakh” Regional
Development Program. The Initiative is a three-region project
that will jettison the development of the agricultural economy
of Karabakh, thus allowing many of the country’s subsistence family
farms to increase production, feed their families more adequately,
get their produce to market and thereby contribute to the stabilization
of the economy of Karabakh.
Guided always by a strict code of responsibility and transparency
to its donors, Armenia Fund USA represents all constituents and
friends of Armenians in Eastern United States. It is with great
appreciation that Armenia Fund USA thanks all those who so generously
have given and will continue to give so that Armenians in Armenia
and Nagorno-Karabakh will have the chance to lead much healthier
and productive lives. The success of this organization to make
significant changes in the lives of so many in Armenia and Karabakh
has been made possible by its donor constituency and their good-will.
The start of the implementation plan of the “Rebirth of Artsakh”
will provide momentum for determined action and change in 2006.
ABOUT ARMENIA FUND USA: ARMENIA
FUND USA, founded in 1992, was the first of Hayastan All-Armenian
Fund’s 19 international affiliates and serves constituents
in all states east of the Mississippi. As a non-profit, non-governmental,
nonsectarian organization, the Fund represents all Armenian constituents.
Armenia Fund USA is the largest contributor among the 19 international affiliates – supporting strategic infrastructure projects in Armenia
and Karabakh, and having helped build 138 miles of roads, 100
miles of waterways, 36 schools, 3 electric transmission networks,
210 residential buildings and 15 healthcare institutions.
Armenia Fund USA’s Mission is the development of strategic
socio-economic infrastructure in Armenia and Karabakh, focusing
on major projects such as major highways, schools, drinking water
to communities and humanitarian programs in education, training
and medical facilities. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond
Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.
To learn more about Armenia Fund USA, please visit
our website at
or call us at 212-689-5307.
Armenia Fund USA
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 301
New York, NY 10038