IEPF Statement addressing Armenia’s acts of vandalism in occupied Azerbaijani lands - is among UN HRC43rd documents
The written statement of the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF), Azerbaijani based, which enjoys a General Consultative status with UN ECOSOC, was published among the Human Rights documents in the framework of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
The IEPF president Umud Mirzayev said EDNews that the statement entitled “Cultural and religious heritage destruction in conflict zones” presents the information on Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which resulted in occupation of 20% of Azerbaijani territories by neighboring Armenia. The statement contains the information on material, cultural and religious sites destroyed by Armenia on the occupied territories, Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 surrounded regions.
Further in the statement the IEPF offers to unite the efforts and urge the Human Rights Council and every state to pay close attention to the situation of the destruction of cultural heritage and property elements in those war zones including occupied territories such as Azerbaijan.
In addition, in partnership with the International Institute for Rights and Development in Geneva, the IEPF was planning to arrange a side-event entitled “Cultural heritage in war zones” in UN Geneva Office on March 17, 2020. Unfortunately, referring to the recommendations made by the UNOG Director-General concerning the global COVID-19 situation and its implications for the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council cancelled all side-events scheduled during the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
In any case, the main thing is to see that the statement reflecting all acts of vandalism committed by Armenia on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan as well as the fact of the occupation, officially available and publicly accessible among the Human Rights documents in the framework of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
Please read the full statement through the followinjg link: STATEMENT