AIWA, a member of the UN ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) and the UN DPI (Department of Public Information) since 1996, joined forces with the other Armenian NGOs with consultative status at the United Nations (AGBU and ARS) and sent a joint letter to his Excellency António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, asking him to take immediate action at the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, by:
- Condemning the human rights violations perpetrated by Azerbaijan against ethnic Armenian civilians
- Recognizing the Republic of Artsakh
This letter was also sent to the Ambassadors of the UN Member States, asking for the same support from the countries they represent.
This is the first step in a long-term strategy to collectively unite with AGBU and ARS within the United Nations and have a stronger voice to represent Armenia.