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Ethics conference

29 January 2016
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The Commission on Ethics of High-ranking Officials and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Office in Yerevan organised a conference on “National and International Efforts for Applied Ethics” on 26 January 2016. Representatives from Armenian universities and civil society organisations took part in the event and several of them had also been part of ethics education in Armenia and abroad. Ambassador Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, welcomed participants by stressing that corruption is a serious obstacle to development and that the EU will continue to support Armenia fight corruption: ‘The role of education is very important in the fight against corruption, because from the psychology and sociology disciplines we learn that in educated societies the level of corruption is low. For Armenia, corruption is one of the biggest dangers and I will never be tired of talking about this subject, because I want to see results stem from these talks and events. Of course, improvements are being made, but there is still much to do. According the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, Armenia ranks 96th out of 176 countries. However, at the same time, Georgia is in 50th place. Your neighbour has made a clear breakthrough’. Mrs. Siranush Sahakyan, the Head of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, , shared a number of important ethics education events that will be organised over the next months and also discussed the capacity-building activities that are integrated in the commission’s overall strategy.

Ethics conference

The Commission on Ethics of High-ranking Officials and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Office in Yerevan organised a conference on "National and International Efforts for Applied Ethics" on 26 January 2016. Representatives from Armenian universities and civil society organisations took part in the event and several of them had also been part of ethics education in Armenia and abroad. Ambassador Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, welcomed participants by stressing that corruption is a serious obstacle to development and that the EU will continue to support Armenia fight corruption: ‘The role of education is very important in the fight against corruption, because from the psychology and sociology disciplines we learn that in educated societies the level of corruption is low. For Armenia, corruption is one of the biggest dangers and I will never be tired of talking about this subject, because I want to see results stem from these talks and events. Of course, improvements are being made, but there is still much to do. According the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, Armenia ranks 96th out of 176 countries. However, at the same time, Georgia is in 50th place. Your neighbour has made a clear breakthrough’. Mrs. Siranush Sahakyan, the Head of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, , shared a number of important ethics education events that will be organised over the next months and also discussed the capacity-building activities that are integrated in the commission’s overall strategy.