DR. ARMEN ORUJYAN APPOINTED TO UN PANEL
- On March 13, 2012, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Armen Orujyan Ph.D., as co-Chairman of the UN Global Alliance for Information Communication Technology and Development (GAID), Massis Post reported.
The Alliance responds to the need and demand for an inclusive global forum and platform for cross-sectoral policy dialogue on the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for enhancing the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, notably the reduction of poverty.
Dr. Orujyan is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Athgo Corporation, a U.S. nonprofit organization since 1999. For over a decade, he has been developing and providing technology driven entrepreneurial platforms for young people around the world and powering individuals by creating opportunities to self-organize and succeed with minimal resources and options.
Focusing on his expertise in entrepreneurship and his proprietary Four Pillars to Success enterprise development methodology, Orujyan has built support among the Fortune 100 firms and cultivated partnerships with leading academic institutions, governments, and the United Nations system to advance entrepreneurial opportunity for young people around the world. Under his leadership, Athgo has developed and is managing a strong network of over 100,000 young people from over 100 countries, built programs that have directly enriched over 4,000 students and young entrepreneurs, and has been awarded consultative statuses with the UN Economic and Social Council and the UN Department of Public Information.
Dr. Orujyan has served as a consultant for various US political campaigns, including Presidential, and remains involved in many national and international contests.
Dr. Orujyan is frequently invited to present at international conferences on issues involving sustainability through constructive entrepreneurship, gender equality in socio-economic development, and ICT in UN MDGs. An avid chess player, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Political Science from UCLA and received his Master of Arts degree as well as PhD from School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University in California.
- 1854 England, France, and Turkey, declare war on Russia.
- 1862 Birth of Grigoris Galemkarian in Constantinople, media historian, linguist, bibliographer and member of the Mkhitarist Congregation in Vienna.
- 1869 Birth of Vaseelee Bartold in St. Petersburg, oriental studies scholar and academician. Many of his studies are devoted to Armenian subjects. In the Encyclopedia of Islam, he published a series of articles on mediaeval Armenian cities.
- 1880 First publication of the "Crown" (weekly) in Yerevan. Vasak Papaganyan is the editor.
- 1891 Death of writer Khachatur Meessakyan.
- 1907 Death of Hambardzoom Alatjatjyan, the editor of "Poonj" daily.
- 1920 Opening of the Jury Court in Yerevan.
- 1921 Soghomon Tehlirian executes Talaat Pasha in his hiding place in Berlin (Germany). Talaat was one of the perpetrators of the 1915 Armenian Genocide which killed about one million Armenians. Tehlirian was tried and found innocent of murder because of the nature of the person he killed. Despite this, today, Talaat is revered in Turkey.
- 1924 Yerevan's cotton factory starts operations.
- 1935 Birth of Leonid Yengibaryan (circus actor). He died in 1972.
- 1954 The first group of Armenia's "komsomols" go to work Kazakhstan's new agricultural lands.
- 1959 Fifth election of the Armenian Supreme Council.