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4.4.14

Buenos Aires Legislative Council Marks Genocide Anniversary

The legislative council of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, issued a statement on April 3, 2014, written by councilmembers Virginia Gonzalez Gass and Maria Raquel Herrero, commemorating April 24 as the “Day of the First Genocide of the 20th Century” on the “99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.”
The council also approved a proposal submitted by legislator Pablo Ferreyra asking the Ministry of Education to allocate proper attention to the Armenian Genocide on the “Day of Action for Tolerance and Respect between Peoples,” referring to an Argentinean law (law 26199, sanctioned in December 2006 and entered in force on January 11, 2007) that every April 24 commemorates the genocide suffered by the Armenian people.
“To educate about history is to educate for the respect and protection of human rights. In this sense, it is essential to promote the inclusion of the issue of genocide in education, not only to remember but also to consider the conditions that made possible such abhorrent and savage events,” said Ferreyra in a press statement.

"Asbarez," April 4, 2014


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