For Immediate Release
October 27, 2006
ARMENIA FUND USA TO HOST NAGORNO-KARABAKH PRESIDENT
ARKADY GHOUKASSIAN IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK, New York – Armenia Fund USA
is pleased to announce that it will host Nagorno-Karabakh President
Arkady Ghoukassian in New York on November 10, 2006 as part of
his visit to the United States in connection with the 9th International
Armenia Fund Telethon. President Ghoukassian will be honored at
a dinner reception at the Harvard Club featuring keynote speaker
attorney Mark Geragos who has built an international reputation
for his success defending celebrated cases. Mr. Geragos is a compassionate
supporter of Armenia and Armenian causes which he will highlight
during the event.
Armenia Fund USA, with its international affiliates, has had
an immense impact on the development of Karabakh and Armenia since
independence. The organization remains the largest contributor
to socio-economic infrastructure projects there since 1992.
President Ghoukassian will meet with the supporters of the Fund
and brief them on recent political and economic developments in
Karabakh. The Fund has been heavily involved in reversing the
impoverished conditions of a cluster of 18 villages by establishing
Development Association in Mardakert, a region affected mostly
by war. A groundbreaking change was also accomplished with the
opening of the Armine Pagoumian
Polyclinic and Hrair Hovnanian Diagnostic Center in Stepanakert.
The project has fundamentally changed the healthcare system in
the region affecting lives of about 35% of the population there.
Armenia Fund USA’s Regional Development Program, launched last
year, is an integrated approach to rural poverty eradication.
It focuses on sustainability and continuity of development combining
local expertise and need assessment of rural communities. The
project encompasses all key aspects of socio-economic development
– access to education, proper healthcare, and clean water, as
well as sustainable infrastructure to support irrigation water
systems, roads and agricultural development.
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