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10-07-2003 2:00 pm Paris - Ara Abramian, founder and president of the Union of Armenians of Russia and a distinguished representative of Russian civil society, will be named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador by the Organization’s Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, at a ceremony at UNESCO on Tuesday, July 15, at 6.30 p.m.
With this appointment, the Director-General singles out Ara Abramian for his contributions to promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue. The Russian businessman is also recognized for lending his assistance to projects in the fields of medicine and AIDS prevention.

Born in a poor Armenian village, it took Ara Abramian just 20 years to rise to the top of the social hierarchy. After graduating from the Yerevan Agricultural Institute, the young engineer began his career at Neyron, a company within the former Soviet Union’s Ministry of Electronic Industry, of which he later became the Managing Director. In 1994, he joined Concord, the Russian conglomerate of which he is currently the president. He was designated “Man of the Year 2001” by the Russian media.

On July 15, Ara Abramian will join the distinguished group of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors, whose members include: Cheick Modibo Diarra, Miguel Angel Estrella, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kim Phuc, Mstislav Rostropovitch, and Zurab Tsereteli. The new ambassador is expected to bring his expertise to the Organization’s projects in the areas of intercultural dialogue and AIDS prevention education.






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