UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Democracy (597), established in 2001, at Yerevan State Institute of Foreign Languages (Armenia).


Human Rights and Democracy.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of human rights and democracy.
  • To facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute and other institutions in the Republic of Armenia.
  • The activities in the field of human rights will be based on the international standards enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, in the International Covenants on Human Rights and in other relevant standard-setting instruments, on the principles of universality, indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights, as well as on the principles of equality between men and women.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Progress report 2010 (short version)


Dr Tigran Torosyan, UNESCO Chairholder

V. Brusov Yerevan State Linguistic University
E-Mail address - t.torosyan(at)
Work Phone - +(374 10) 53 02 72
Fax - +(374 10) 53 02 72
Street - 42 Toumanian St.
City - Yerevan
Postal Code - 375002
Country - Armenia