Notice of Meeting of the General Assembly

The Central Board of Directors of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (the "Union") hereby gives notice to all the members of the Union qualified to attend, that the 92nd General Assembly will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11:30 AM at the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Manuscript Library (Matenadaran) at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Vagharshapat, Armenia. 

AGBU Hosts Second Regional Conference for 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland

On June 3 and 4, over 65 participants from around the world gathered in Geneva for the AGBU Central Board European Consultative Meeting—the second in a series of such regional conferences to be held over the next two years.

Mayor of Paris Visits AGBU Armenia Reaffirming a Fruitful Relationship

On May 28, 2022, the Armenia headquarters of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) hosted the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and a French delegation including: Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of international relations and Francophonie Arnaud Ngatcha; Deputy Mayor of Paris Anouch Toranian (and Executive Director of AGBU France); Ambassador of Armenia to France H.E. Ms.

AGBU and Matenadaran Launch a Publication on Ancient Armenian Manuscripts of Artsakh

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Matenadaran — Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts are pleased to announce the release of Manuscript Heritage of Artsakh and Utik, co-authored by Hravard Hakobyan, Ph.D. in Art History; Tamara Minasyan, Ph.D. in Philology; and Vahe Torosyan, Ph.D. in History. 

Preserve Artsakh: An Open Letter to the World Community

The end to active combat in the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh war is far from the end of the war on a key victim: the rich and irreplaceable cultural heritage of Artsakh, as the republic is known to Armenians.

AGBU Leaders Meet with New Armenian President Vahagn Khatchaturyan

On April 15, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) President Berge Setrakian and AGBU Armenia President Vasken Yacoubian visited the President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan to discuss the organization’s ongoing initiatives and their role in the current socio-political landscape.

AGBU Hosts First Regional Conference for 2022 in Beirut, Lebanon

From March 17-19, 2022, 70 delegates from Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Switzerland, UK, and the US gathered in Beirut to participate in an intensive three-day conference including multiple panel discussions, public recognitions, formal dinners, and quality entertainment.
This is the first of several regional summits that the AGBU central leadership has planned for over the course of this year and next in regions with a strong Armenian and AGBU presence.