Armenian association of Social Workers

International conference "Social Work and the Current Agenda for Dignified Social Protection in Armenia"
2019 November 04
The opening ceremony of the two-day international conference titled "Social Work and the Current Agenda for Dignified Social Protection in Armenia" took place today at the Yerevan State University Scientific Council.

The conference was organized by the Armenian Association of Social Workers and the Department of Social Work and Social Technologies of YSU Faculty of Sociology and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia with the support of USAID, World Vision Armenia, and UNICEF.

RA Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Zaruhi Batoyan also congratulated social workers and noted that this profession and work is perhaps the most important for a democratic, social state.

Zaruhi Batoyan expressed confidence that in the near future there will be wider opportunities for cooperation and said that she expects everyone's support.

Deputy Representative Unicef-Armenia Liv Elin Indreiten noted that the role of the social worker was very important in adopting the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

She thanked the social workers for the work and especially for the support they provided to vulnerable children.

The president of the Armenian Association of Social Workers, Mira Antonyan expressed her gratitude to the guests and participants and in her speech mentioned: "I am happy to see that we managed to form a dialogue among all the stakeholders and for now we can start a conversation with our local and international partners on the developments of the social protection system. Now we are hosting 7 professors and researchers from all over the world, which became a good tradition. We already have formed our own approach and its a good opportunity to exchange ideas with our international partners".