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Within the framework of the 20th UN Human Rights Council session held in Geneva, Switzerland, and event was organized on June 19 to study the Council’s important role in the use of the principle of the responsibility to protect. 

During the discussions Armenia’s delegation made a statement, whereby it underscored this principle in the human security system. 

It was noted that the Armenian people survived the 20th century’s first genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians, and this is why Armenia salutes any effort toward preventing crimes against humanity. And as a positive example for such effort, the Armenian delegation pointed to the Armenian Genocide’s recognition by dozens of countries, which is as a result of cooperation between Armenia and the Armenian diaspora.      

Also, the delegation noted that massacring of 1.5 million Armenians is a failure of a state’s principle to protect its own population while the surviving of 2.5 million Armenians and the existence of Armenia, Armenian diaspora, and Armenian people are a success of the international community’s commitment to protect.

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