OSCE Adopts Declaration on Genocide

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has adopted an Armenian drafted declaration that denouncing genocide and reaffirming the need for prevention and punishment of the crime against humanity.

The declaration was adopted by 50 OSCE member states during an annual OSCE ministerial meeting in Helsinki on December 4.

The declaration was submitted by Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention on Genocide, adopted by the United Nations on December 9, 1948.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the declaration “confirmed that genocide is the most serious crime in international law,” noting that it has been denounced by the international community as an unjustifiable act.

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