Recognizing the genocide of Armenians is a victory in the fight against denial

Web Desk. The United Nations has been told that last week US President Joe Biden’s condemnation of the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I was not only a sign of respect for the victims and their families. This is the victory of the ‘fight against denial and the fight against the veil of past crimes’.

According to Arab News, Armenia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mher Margaryan, added on Monday that “this decision by the administration in Washington is a partnership for which we are deeply grateful.”

His remarks came during a panel discussion hosted by the Armenian Mission to the United Nations to reflect on the legacy of the Near East Foundation, a US-based humanitarian organization.

The Foundation, founded in 1915 to deal with the aftermath of the genocide of Armenians, is one of the oldest charitable organizations in the world.

Mayer Margarine said, “we pay tribute to this great effort, which was originally created with the support of the American people to help alleviate the suffering of the people of Armenia.”

“It is estimated that around 1.5 million Armenians were killed in the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1917.”

The killings of Armenians, widespread deportations, and other major atrocities around the world forced Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin to coin the term “genocide” and introduce the genocide convention, a legal definition of the term.

“It was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in December 1948 and came into force in January 1951.”

The Armenian Permanent Representative added during the panel discussion that “although there have been discussions about the world’s failure to stop the genocide of Armenians.”

“Even 100 years later, the international community’s ability to accurately identify and respond to humanitarian crises is still being challenged.”

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