About the thematic discussion on “The latest technologies and the protection of cultural heritage” at the 4th global forum entitled “Against the crime of Genocide”

On December 12-13, 2022, the 4th Global Forum "Against the crime of Genocide" was held in Yerevan, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, dedicated to "Prevention of genocide in the era of new technologies." The forum was opened by Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as well as UN Deputy Secretary General, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Vairimu Nderitu made a video message. The event was also attended by President of the UN Human Rights Council, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN Office at Geneva Federico Villegas, Chairman of the Global Action to Prevent Mass Crimes, Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, President of the International Association of Genocide Researchers, Associate Professor of International Law Melanie O'Brien, as well as other high-ranking guests.

Thematic discussions were devoted to the latest technologies and the risk of genocide and social platforms as a tool for spreading hatred (a tool for prevention). One of the thematic discussions on the topic "The latest technologies and the protection of cultural heritage in the context of genocide prevention and post-genocide reconstruction" was chaired by the director of the Museum-Institute of the Armenian Genocide Harutyun Marutyan.

The session was attended by Salah al-Jaberi (Head of the UNESCO Research Unit on the Prevention of Genocide in the Islamic World, University of Baghdad, Iraq), Lori Khachadourian (Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, co-founder of the Caucasian Heritage Watch Project), Simon Krbeck (Director of the Genocide Research Center in Theresienstadt, Czech Republic), Vassilis Mikhanetsidis (State University of Athens, genocide researcher), Tessa Hoffmann (Professor at the Free University of Berlin). International experts presented their research in the field of genocide prevention and heritage protection.

News source: https://www.genocideprevention.am/