UN Armenia contributed to the creation of the UN Forest in Lori with 18,000 new trees (Photo story)
31 October 2022
Soon there will be UN Forest in Lori, Jrashen, with 18,000 new trees.
In celebration of UN Day, a tree-planting ceremony took place in Jrashen, Lori region with the active participation of UN Armenia staff.
“This year, the UN team in Armenia marked 77 years of its organization by contributing to the creation of a UN Armenia Forest with 18,000 trees. Through this action, we are modestly doing our share to protect and save our planet,” noted UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Ms. Lila Pieters Yahia.
The forest-planting project became a reality thanks to the collaborative efforts of UN Armenia and the "My forest Armenia" organization, within the framework of which the UN Armenia office has contributed to the planting and caring activities for 18,000 trees.
“It was amazing to see my colleagues so enthusiastically planting all together some of those 18,000 trees on the hills of the Lori region. By planting these trees, we - UN Armenia staff - will also closely monitor this new forest growth and hope the communities will live in a healthy environment,” noted Ms. Lila Pieters Yahia.
Arpine Aleksanyan, My Forest Armenia Corporate Relations Coordinator, noted that afforestation initiatives make the organization and its staff part of a more important mission.
“The participation of the UN Armenia Office staff in the tree planting was essential for me. The group was fascinating. A remarkable dialogue took place. People were knowledgeable, understood where they were going, and realized the work's importance. It is vital that such a large organization as the UN came up with such an initiative and sent a signal that afforestation is vital for our planet, our country,” said Arpine Aleksanyan.
“We are sure that the results of our assistance to strategic, long-term environmental projects for the country will not only contribute to the increase of Armenia’s forest cover but will also have a positive socio-economic impact on the development of communities,” said Armine Petrosyan, Director of Communications at the UN Armenia.
UN entities involved in this initiative
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Labour Organization
International Organization for Migration
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
United Nations Department of Global Communications
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Department of Safety and Security
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Industrial Development Organization