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“National Center for Professional (higher and vocational) Education Quality Assurance” Foundation (ANQA)

Statutes (72 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

“National Center for Professional (higher and vocational) Education Quality Assurance” Foundation (ANQA) was established on November 27, 2008 in accordance with government decree numbered 27 - N 1486 - A with a view to providing research, analysis, consulting and estimates in the field of vocational education.

The board of trustees is the Foundation’s ultimate management and control authority. It is composed of 10 members. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia is the ex-officio Chairman of the Foundation.

The Council comprises representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science, students from public and non-state universities, the employers’ and bankers’ unions, “Luys” cultural, scientific and educational foundation, the National Competitiveness Council membership, as well as 4 representatives from public and non-state university faculties.
 

Scientific-Technical Council

Statutes (53 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

Established in 2010 by Prime Minister’s Decree N 230 - A of April 7. to promote innovative approaches in the economy, as well as to enhance efficiency of legal acts applicable in this field, develop fundamental criteria for programs implemented in the industry sectors (including the military-industrial complex), and agricultural development programs.

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the Council is composed as follows: Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister of Economy, Education and Science Ministry’s State Committee on Science, Director of Institute of Organic Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences, Vice-Rector of State Agrarian University of Armenia, (Director of Research Center), NGO representatives.

Secretariat is ensured by the corresponding unit of the State Committee on Science of the Ministry of Education and Science.
 

Business Support Council

Statutes (6 Mb) | Sessions, Reports

The council was established under a presidential decree signed on December 31, 2000 in an effort to promote private enterprise and investments, as well as to remove administrative barriers to entrepreneurship in Armenia.

The council is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and is composed as follows: Chief Economic Adviser to RA President (in the capacity of vice-chairman), Ministers of Finance and Economy, Mayor of Yerevan, ADA CJSC Executive Director, President of Trade and Industry Chamber, business community representatives involved on the basis of rotation (50 businessmen altogether). Council members are elected yearly by Prime Minister’s decision.
 

Integrated Social Service System Management Council

Statutes (32 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

The Council was set up by the Prime Minister’s decree numbered 941 of September 29, 2012, with a view to coordinating the introduction of the system of integrated social services. The Council seeks cooperation between central and local government departments, as well as self-governing authorities and non-governmental organizations in accordance with Government Decree numbered 952-N of July 26, 2012 “On approval of the program for introduction of integrated social service system in the Republic of Armenia.”

The Council is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. It is composed as follows: Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Territorial Administration, Minister of Education and Science, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of Healthcare, Mayor of Yerevan, Deputy Head of Police, Head of Government Staff Department of Social Affairs.

Secretariat activities are ensured by the Department of Social Support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
 

RA National Council on Sustainable Development

Statutes (91 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The council was set up under a governmental decree issued on July 25, 2002 to provide for the design of sustainable development-oriented programs, as well as to foster and stimulate public participation in decision-making processes in the sphere of sustainable development.

The Council is headed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. The Council is made up of RA Vice-Prime Minister, RA Minister of Territorial Administration, RA Minister of Economy, RA Minister of Nature Protection, RA Minister of Health Care, RA Minister of Employment and Social Affairs, RA Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, RA Minister of Finance, RA Minister of Urban Development, RA Minister of Agriculture, RA Minister of Education and Science, the heads of the three National Assembly standing commissions, the RA NAS President, members of the Armenian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers), farmers and civil society representatives.
 

Anti-Corruption Council

Statutes (62 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The council was established by a presidential decree signed on June 1, 2004 in an effort to coordinate the activities of authorized public agencies entrusted with the implementation of comprehensive and efficacious anti-corruption policies in the Republic of Armenia, elimination of corruption-conducive factors and upgrade of preventive action.
The Council is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and is composed as follows: Vice President of the National Assembly, President of National Assembly Control Chamber, Chief of Government Staff, Minister of Justice, Adviser to RA President, Head of RA President’s Oversight Service, RA Prosecutor - General, President of the CBA, Head of State Commission on Promotion of Economic Competitiveness.
A presidential assistant-headed commission has been set up under council by-laws to monitor the process of anti-corruption strategy implementation.
 

Council on Armenian Studies

Statutes (31 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

Established in 2010 by Prime Minister’s Decree N 790 - A of September 29 to coordinate work on Armenian studies and record new developments in a timely manner, as well as to state actual and long-term regularities.

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the Council is composed as follows: Minister of Education and Science, Minister of Diaspora, President of National Academy of Sciences, Academician – Secretary of National Academy of Sciences, Director of “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts of the Ministry of Education and Science, Rector of Yerevan State University, Director of Institute of History of National Academy of Sciences, Director of Institute of Arts of National Academy of Sciences, Director of M. Abeghyan Institute of Literature of National Academy of Sciences, Director of H. Acharyan Linguistics Institute of National Academy of Sciences, Director of Institute of Oriental Studies of National Academy of Sciences, Director of Armenian Genocide Museum of National Academy of Sciences, Director of Institute of Archeology and Ethnography National Academy of Sciences, Head of Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Law Institute of National Academy of Sciences, Dean of YSU History Faculty, Dean of YSU Philology Department, Dean of Philological Faculty of Kh. Abovian State Pedagogical University, Head of YSU Armenian Language Chair, Head of YSU Armenian History Chair, Head of Kh. Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University Armenian History Chair, Head of YSU Armenian Literature Chair, Noravank Foundation CEO, Doctor, Professor of Philological Sciences (by consent), Head of Government Staff Social Department (Council Secretary).

Secretariat work is ensured by the Government Staff’s Social Department.

Youth Fund of Armenia (AYF)

Statutes (143 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

“Panarmenian International Youth Center” foundation, founded based on Government Decree N520 of June 11, 2001, was renamed into the Youth Foundation of Armenia, according to the foundation’s Board of Trustees Decree N1 of June 9, 2010.
The Fund’s primary objectives are to assist in democratic processes taking place in Armenia, development of a legal state and civil society, to take part in collecting, coordinating and organizing for publication information on issues in the youth sector in Armenia, as well as abroad, to organize the dissemination and presentation of cultural, educational and historical heritage of Armenia, support talented young people, strengthen Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora ties, develop and implement joint projects, take part in the implementation of projects aimed at solving problems in environmental protection, health care, media and publishing activities, youth welfare, sports, youth employment, vocational guidance, training and retraining, as well as other related fields.
RA Prime Minister is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The Council comprises the Chief of Staff to the President of the RA, RA Minister of Education and Science, RA Minister of Diaspora, Deputy of RA National Assembly, Assistant to the President of the RA, First Deputy Minister of the RA Territorial Administration, RA Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, RA Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Executive Officer of “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund, Head of Social Department of the Government Staff of the RA.
 

Republic of Armenia Reforestation and Woodland Development Foundation

Statutes (107 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The Council was established in compliance with the RA Government Decree N-891-N of June 10, 2004 in an effort to promote the process of reforestation and woodland development in the Republic of Armenia. The foundation has the following governing entities: the Board of Trustees and the Manager - Executive Director. The Board of Trustees is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

The Council is composed as follows: RA Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Territorial Administration, RA Minister of Agriculture, RA Minister of Nature Protection, Head of RA State Committee on Immovable Property Cadastre by the Government, Mayor of Yerevan, Aragatsotni, Syunik, Tavush, Vayots Dzor, Kotayk, Gegharkunik and Lori Marz Governors, RA Deputy Minister of Urban Development, RA Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Director of “Hayantar” SNCO, President of Greenland NGO, one member of the Armenian Writers’ Union, President of Armenian Greens’ Union, President of “For Sustained Human Development Association.”
 

Industrial Council by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Statutes (73 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

The Council was established under the Prime Minister’s decree N 178 - A of February 29, 2012 to ensure the coordination of Republic of Armenia’s export-oriented industrial policy and strategy implementation, review and approve progress.

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the Council is composed as follows: Minister of Economy (Deputy Council Chairman), Deputy Minister of Economy (Council Secretary), Chief Adviser to the President of the Republic of Armenia, Minister of Finance, Minister of Agriculture, Head of State Revenue Committee, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Head of National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Budget, Deputy Head of National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Budget, Member of National Assembly Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, Director of Armenian Development Agency CJSC, Chairman of Armenian Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs (Employers) Union, President of Armenian Trade and Industry Chamber, as well as representatives of international donor organizations.

The Council involves business community representatives on a rotational basis.

Council Secretariat’s activities are coordinated by the Department of Industry Policy of the Staff of the Ministry of Economy.

Economy-Related Legal Act Reform Council of the Republic of Armenia

Statutes (88 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

The Council was established under the presidential decree NH -246 – N of September 17, 2011 to deal with legislative impediments to the development of market economy, business environment, upgrade and facilitate the provision of public services, improve the regulatory framework, as well as submit proposals on elimination of economically inefficient, costly and inappropriate mechanisms.

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the Council is composed as follows: Chief Presidential Adviser, Ministers of Justice, Finance and Economy.

The following reform areas are covered by the Council: regional administration and local self-government, agriculture and water management, culture, healthcare and social affairs, education and science, business, financial, tax and customs administration, emergency situations, energy, natural resources, environmental protection, foreign affairs and international relations, law enforcement and justice, sport and youth affairs, transport and communications, urban development, civil aviation, land relations and real estate cadastre, State property management, financial markets, public services, protection of economic competition.

The Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Development Council of the Republic of Armenia

Statutes (77 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

Headed by the Prime Minister, the Council was established under the Premier’s Decree N 638 - N of July 7, 2011, in an effort to promote effective dialog on improved small and medium-size business environment between the State and the business community.

The Council is composed as follows: Minister of Economy, First Deputy Minister of Economy, Armenia Trade and Industry Chamber President, Yerevan Trade and Industry Chamber Executive Director, representatives of business community and international donor organizations. The business community has five representatives, involved for a five-year term.

The Secretariat of the Council provides organizational-methodical support. Its statute and composition is approved by the Council.
 

Armenia’s Social Investment Fund

Statutes (99 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The SIF was established in compliance with the RA Government Decree N-162 of April 11, 2000 to improve living standards, rehabilitate social and economic infrastructure in communities, support and build capacity within territorial management and local self-government authorities of the Republic of Armenia.

The SIF Board of Trustees is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and involves the following members: RA Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Territorial Administration, RA Minister of Finance, RA Minister of Urban Development, RA Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, RA Minister of Education and Science, the Mayor of Yerevan, Director General of “Aznavour for Armenia” charitable association’s Armenia branch office, Executive Director of Hayastan All-Armenian Foundation, one representative of “Vardanants Aspetner” organization, Director of AGBU Armenia office and Executive Director of Armenia’s Social Investment Fund.
 

North-South Road Corridor and Sustainable Urban Development Investment Program Governing Council

Statutes (98 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The council was established in compliance with RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan’s Decree N-892-A of October 26, 2009 to ensure management of those funds provided by international financial institutions for implementation of the North-South Road Corridor Investment Program.

The council is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. The council is composed as follows: RA Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Territorial Administration, RA Minister of Economy, RA Minister of Transport and Communication, RA Minister of Finance, RA Minister of Justice, RA First Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication, RA Deputy Minister of Economy, Head of RA State Committee on Immovable Property Cadastre by the Government. A secretary for the North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Governing Council is nominated from council members. The composition of the council is subject to approval by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
 

National Water Council

Statutes (77 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The Council was established under the Prime Minister’s Decree N. 532-N of September 16, 2002. By means of cross-sector participation, the Council discusses and comes up with recommendations and proposals concerning Armenia’s national water policy, as well as such legal acts as may relate to the national water management program and the sphere as a whole. The National Water Council is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

The Council is composed as follows: RA Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Territorial Administration, RA Minister of Agriculture, RA Minister of Nature Protection, RA Minister of Urban Development, Adviser to RA Prime Minister, Head of RA Natural Monopoly Regulatory Commission, Head of RA State Water Management Committee under the Ministry of Territorial Administration, RA First Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Head of RA State Property Management Department by the Government, Head of Water Resource Management Agency of RA Ministry of Nature Protection Staff, Head of Territorial Development and Environmental Department of RA Government Staff, Head of RA State Hygienic and Anti-Epidemic Inspectorate by the Ministry of Healthcare, Head of Water Infrastructure Coordination Department of the Staff of RA State Water Management Committee under the Ministry of Territorial Administration, Executive Director of RA Reforestation and Woodland Development Foundation, Rector of Yerevan State Architectural and Engineering University.

The council has a secretariat with a secretary elected from council membership.

National Youth Policy Council by the Prime Minister

Statutes (161 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The council was established in line with RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan’s decree N. 785-A of September 17, 2009 in an effort to enhance efficiency of youth policy in the Republic of Armenia and encourage participation in decision-making processes.
The Council has the goal of contributing to the design and implementation of national youth policy, encouraging youth involvement in different spheres of public life and assisting youth organizations with their activities.
The Council incorporates representatives of both public stakeholders and civil society on the basis of parity. The Council is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. The Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs who has the task of coordinating youth affairs is the deputy council chairman ex officio. The Council has a secretary who shall be a council member representing civil society.
 

Council on Women’s Affairs by the Prime Minister

Statutes (147 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The Women's Council was established in 2000 by the Prime Minister to enhance the women’s status in the social, political and economic spheres and at all the levels of public governance, as well as to provide for equal rights and equal opportunities for men and women.


The Women’s Council provides a mechanism to improve the status of women and implement national gender policy. The Board includes prominent female representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial systems, as well as business community, non-governmental and international organizations.
Secretariat work is ensured by the Government Staff’s Social Department.


 

Information Technology Development Support Council

Statutes (37 Kb) | Sessions, Reports

The IT Development Support Council was established under a presidential decree signed on July 20 2001 in an effort to promote the development of information technologies in the Republic of Armenia.
The council is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and is made up as follows: Senior Economic Adviser to RA President (deputy head of the council), RA deputy ministers of Trade and Economic Development, Education and Science, and Transport and Communications, Executive Director of Armenian Development Agency CJSC, experts representing the IT sector subject to rotation every six months on the basis of Prime Minister’s decree.
 

Inspection Reform Coordination Council

Statutes (64 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

The Council was established in accordance with Government Decree N1135-N of September 17, 2009 for pursuit of inspection reform in Armenia.

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the Council is composed as follows: Deputy Prime Minister -Minister of Territorial Administration, Head of Presidency Legal Department, Head of National Assembly Standing Committee on Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Affairs, Minister of Economy, Minister of Nature Protection, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Healthcare, Minister of Transport and Communications, Minister of Urban Development, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Minister of Education and Science, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister of Emergency Situations, Minister of Finance, Minister of Justice, Head of State Revenue Committee by Government, Yerevan Mayor, Vice-President of Central Bank, Chairman of Civil Service Council, Chairman of Armenian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, President of Industry and Trade Chamber, Director of Small and Medium Business Fund, Head of Armenian Consumers Association, Head of Consumer Rights Protection NGO, President of Armenian Exporters Association, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center Foundation Director.

Secretariat’s activities are coordinated by the Secretariat of the Inspection Reform Board of the Ministry of Economy.

Noravank Scientific-Educational Foundation

Statutes (165 Kb) | Council Members | Sessions, Reports

Noravank scientific-educational foundation was established under Government Decree N 746 of 20 November, 2000 to mobilize scientific thought in Armenia and the Diaspora, implementation of research and engineering, training and retraining activities, development and implementation of new teaching and learning mechanisms, creation of an information network, publishing work, holding of scientific seminars, conferences, forums and other lawful activities.

 

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia is the chairman of the board of trustees of Noravank Foundation. The Council is composed as follows: Minister of Education and Science, Minister of Diaspora, Chairman of State Scientific Committee, Deputy Chief of Government Staff, Deputy Chairman of RPA, as well as representatives from non-governmental organizations and the Armenian Apostolic Church.

The statute of Noravank Foundation was updated in 2012 to harmonize with the Republic of Armenia law on funds and foundations.