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20.11.2017
Ara Babloyan’s Opening Remarks at Special Sitting of National Assembly Dedicated to Protection of Rights of the Child
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“Dear children, dear colleagues, distinguished guest,

first of all, I congratulate all of us on Universal Children’s Day.

This is the second holiday regarding the children in the official holidays' calendar, but it is clear for everybody that what refers to children is always out of the borders and formats of official ceremony.

25 years ago the Republic of Armenia also ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. And today the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia joins the UNICEF world initiative, providing the official microphone to the children.

We have enshrined the rights of the child and the obligation of protecting them also with the relevant legislative basis, first of all, with the basic law of the country. The corresponding articles of the RA Constitution particularly record: the child has a right of freely expressing his/her opinion which, according to the level of age and maturity,is taken into consideration in the issues relating to the child.

‘In the issues regarding the child the child’s interests shall be of prior attention.

Parents shall have the right and obligation to take care of the education, health of as well as the full and harmonious development of their children.’

However we have recorded our attitude and perceptions, first of all, in the system of our national values. I will not exaggerate, if I say that indeed, there is tenderheartedness among us towards family, children, their future and destiny.

It is different thing that in our perception and everyday activities we still have a lot to do in order the children will have more well-to-do childhood. We often try to put the notion protection of the rights of child in the circle of our pictures, without taking into consideration how the child sees all that. Today, at the Special Sitting convened in the National Assembly Hall, from this responsible and audible tribune our children will voice out loud also their understanding. We, together, shall talk that even the best document cannot guarantee sufficient living conditions and secure childhood for children, if all of us, the people of the world will realize that the child is a higher value with today’s rights and hopes of the future. We shall create such dignified conditions in order the children can live in the family, under the auspice of parents, family, in the conditions of family warmth.

This is once again a reminder about the moral duty of the society, state and human being that the best protection of a child is the provision of the family atmosphere, and the best guarantee of the child’s development is the family.

The Universal Children’s Day once again reminds the adults at the family, state and world level about the rights of the children living full life and having happy childhood, qualified medical aid and getting education having rest, being protected from physical and psychological violence, having their own opinion and other rights.

Let us respect, preserve and protect those rights and not only today.

Let us create the favourable environment and well-to-do living conditions which will give every child an opportunity to happily live and smile, play and healthily develop, grow up and confidently go up the stairs of life.

Once again I welcome all of you and wish you unembarrassed and sincere participation.

Thank you.”


18.07.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Speech in the Leadership Forum Held in Washington: Reasserting the Independence of the Legislature in the Face of Rising Authoritarianism
“The rise of the authoritarianism has been already noted in the early 2000s across the globe. At the same time, we all understand very well that this ...

05.07.2019
Speech by NA President Ararat Mirzoyan in the House of Representatives of Cyprus
“Distinguished Mr Syllouris,Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,It is a great honour for me today to deliver a speech before the House of Representa...

01.07.2019
Speech by RA NA President Ararat Mirzoyan at Opening of Second International Forum “Development of Parliamentarism” in Moscow
“Dear Vyacheslav Volodin,Dear Mr Tolstoy, Mr Lavrov,Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,First of all, let me thank the Speaker of the State Duma of ...

24.05.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Speech during Parliamentary Hearing Titled “The Perspectives in the Application of Transitional Justice Instruments in Armenia”
Let me express my gratitude to you for responding to my appeal and providing such representational participation in this hearing. I can confidently in...

23.04.2019
RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan Sends Condolence Message to Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka
The RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan sent condolence message to the Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Karu Jaya...

13.04.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Sends Letter of Acknowledgement to President of Chamber of Deputies of Italy
Ararat Mirzoyan sent a letter of acknowledgment to the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Italy Roberto Fico. The letter of ackno...

12.03.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Address to the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament on the 100th Anniversary of the Formation of Parliamentarism in the Country
Distinguished Mr Irakli Kobakhidze,On behalf of the deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and on my own behalf I cordially cong...

06.02.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Continues Receiving Congratulations on Being Elected NA President from His Foreign Colleagues and Heads of Inter-Parliamentary Organizations
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria Tsveta Karayancheva, the President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble, the President of the De...

02.02.2019
RA NA President’s Condolence Message to Yezidi People on Death of Yezidis’ Spirtual Leader Mire Mir Tahsin Beg
“I learnt with deep pain on the death of the spiritual leader of the Yezidis of the world Mire Mir Tahsin Beg.Tahsin Beg was firmly related to the sta...

28.01.2019
RA NA President Ararat Mirzoyan’s Congratulatory Address on Army Day
“Dear compatriots, I congratulate all of us on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the creation of the Armenian Army.The creation of the Armenian ...

17.01.2019
Ararat Mirzoyan Continues Receiving Congratulatory Addresses
On the occasion of being elected in the position of the President of the RA National Assembly the Speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of...

14.01.2019
NA President of Artsakh Republic Ashot Ghulyan Congratulates Ararat Mirzoyan on Being Elected RA NA President
“Distinguished Mr Mirzoyan, please accept my sincere congratulations on being elected RA NA President. During its one-century activity the Parliament ...


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