23 May 14 2009 ARMENIA Meeting Summary
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The International Program Armenia The World Learning Exchange Program, under the auspices the U.S. Department State, organized three-week study tour for delegation from Armenia. The visitors hold positions leadership non-governmental organizations Armenia and are engaged the development programs that strengthen civil society engagement. Judicial Watch attorney Jim Peterson hosted the delegation its headquarters Washington, DC, May 14, 2009. The programs objectives were, part, to: Examine best practices and current trends NGO management, including strategic planning, fundraising, youth leadership training and volunteer management; Observe the legislative and executive processes the U.S., concentrating mechanisms for soliciting citizen input and support; Discuss community organizing principals with individuals and organizations actively engaged civic activism and community organizing through site visits grass roots nonprofit organizations. Judicial Watch was asked discuss the role watchdog organizations and the role the public ensuring government ethics and accountability. set forth its Mission Statement, through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality our nations public life and seeks ensure that political and judicial officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach. The International Program integral part its educational program. Yerevan, the capital Armenia, celebrated its 2750th anniversary 1968. And for most its history, Armenia has suffered under the domination various empires and remained under Soviet control from the early 1800s the demise the Soviet Union 1991. The U.S. Department States country profile for Armenia states that continues work closely with international financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank help Armenia its transition free-market economy. The visiting Armenian delegates serve directors, managers, and fundraisers various programs encompassing youth and community action, peacemaking, and development for civil society NGOs. order further democratic, social, and economic prospects Armenia, they must work actively promote volunteerism. Civil society groups Armenia depend largely upon volunteerism and in-kind contributionssuch venues offered without charge for organized events and meetingsin order meet their objectives. Attorney Jim Peterson provided general overview Judicial Watchs mission promote ethics and accountability government. informed the visitors that open records laws, which vary local, state, and federal levels, are the primary tools used Judicial Watch fight against government secrecy.