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On March 20, 2019, a press conference dedicated to mother and child expo-conference and interactive educational event "Planet of Light" took place at the press hall of "Armenpress" state news agency. 

Tsovinar Harutyunyan, UNFPA Armenia Assistant Representative, Gayane Ghazaryan, coordinator of "My Step" Foundation's social programs, Zara Sargsyan, UNICEF Armenia Communication Officer, and Marianna Galstyan, "Planet of Light" co-organiser spoke at the press conference. 


As the speakers noted, on March 23, from 10am to 7pm, Yerevan Expo Exhibition Center will host the interactive educational event "Planet of Light", a mother and child conference-exhibition. Attention will be focused on raising awareness of current and future mothers, child health and education as well as the inclusion of children with disabilities, the protection of women and children, and many other topics.

Tsovinar Harutyunyan, UNFPA Armenia Assistant Representative, highlighted the importance of the event and pointed out that UNFPA works globally for already 50 years and 20 years in Armenia, focusing, among other issues, on the issues of reproductive health, healthy motherhood, and adolescent education.

"It is very important for us and we would like such initiatives to be continuous and become a tradition ... and we can take them to the regions too, because such opportunities in the regions are much smaller than in Yerevan," Mrs. Harutyunyan said.

Learn more from the event's facebook page.