MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay—A project for an Armenian Genocide museum in Uruguay was presented on Wednesday, July 17, Diario Armenia reports.
The project is organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture and the Centennial Commemoration Commission of the Armenian Genocide, a collaborative commission by Armenian organizations in Uruguay.
The Museum will be the first one ever created by a government outside of Armenia.
Uruguayan Undersecretary of Education, Oscar Gomez, said that the initiative “ratifies the Uruguayan policy of defense of human rights.”
Gomez recalled that Uruguay was the first country in the world to recognize the Genocide in 1965.
“The Museum will not only refer to the Armenian Genocide, but also to the defense of human rights in general and the recognition of other genocides, such as the Holocaust and the African genocide during the era of slavery”, he added.