YEREVAN (ARF Press Service)–A delegation representing the Armenian Revolutionary Federation attended the Socialist International’s Committee for the CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea, held at the United Nations in Geneva on April 16 and 17.
The Committee reviewed recent developments in the region and efforts to consolidate social democracy there, with representatives giving brief reports on the situation in their countries. The Committee also addressed how to narrow the democratic gap in the countries of the CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea; how to overcome regional conflicts and secure a path to peaceful resolution; as well as strategies for strengthening and promoting social democracy in the region.
The meeting was chaired by Alexandra Dobolyi of the MSzP party in Hungary and Mario Nalbandian of the ARF in Armenia.
Representing the ARF were SI Vice-President Maria Titizian and ARF Bureau Political Director Giro Manoyan.
The Socialist International is the worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties. It currently brings together 170 political parties and organizations from over 140 countries from all continents.
The ARF is the only political party in the CIS that has full-member status in the SI. The ARF’s affiliate organizations are also full members of the Socialist International Women and the International Union of Socialist Youth.