Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 07:54
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is glad to announce that on October 19, 2020, a special Gratitude in Action luncheon will be organized in New York City to celebrate Aurora’s fifth anniversary by honoring the five Aurora Prize Laureates and paying tribute to New York City COVID-19 heroes.
Submitted by Content Manager on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 21:28
On April 24, 2020, on the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative hosted an online discussion to honor those who perished a century ago and celebrate modern heroes, including those fighting the global outbreak of COVID-19. In accordance with the symbolic traditions upheld by the Initiative for many years, Aurora revealed the names of 2020 Aurora Humanitarians, chosen by the Aurora Prize Selection Committee for their courage, commitment and impact.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 14:23
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative calls for nominations for the sixth Aurora Prize
On April 24, 2020, the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative officially announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2021 Aurora Prize and called for putting forward inspiring humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others, including those fighting the global outbreak of COVID-19.
Submitted by Content Manager on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 13:58
Special Online Discussion on April 24, 2020
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative will have an online discussion on April 24, 2020, the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, at 8:30 am (PDT), 11:30 am (EDT), 3:30 pm (GMT), 6:30 pm (GMT+3), 7:30 pm (GMT+4) to honor those who perished a century ago and celebrate modern heroes, including those fighting the global outbreak of COVID-19. The names of the 2020 Aurora Humanitarians will also be announced during the event.
Submitted by Content Manager on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:48
Aurora Co-Founders and Selection Committee Chair take part in a special webinar
On March 28, 2020, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan, Co-Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, and Lord Ara Darzi, Chair of the Aurora Prize Selection Committee, participated in a special seminar dedicated to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and organized on the Futures Studio discussion platform.
Submitted by Content Manager on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 06:48
Asya Darbinyan with a research project Armenian Refugees of the War and Genocide and Russian Imperial Humanitarianism and a team of scholars led by Knar Khachatryan with their project Urbanization and Socioeconomic Development in Armenia: A Throwback to More Than One Century, were named the new recipients of the Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program.
Submitted by Content Manager on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 07:00
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has confirmed the appointment of Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE and former CEO of Unilever, to the Aurora Prize Selection Committee. The distinguished business leader and philanthropist will join the group of humanitarians, activists and former heads of state chaired by Lord Ara Darzi.
Submitted by Content Manager on Sun, 03/22/2020 - 21:45
Aurora directs #AraratChallenge funds to support Armenian health professionals on the front lines with ten lung ventilation devices.
On behalf of the partners and supporters of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, we would like to confirm that during the outbreak of COVID-19 we fully intend to continue our global efforts to help the most vulnerable while supporting local health professionals on the front lines.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:21
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Statement on the United States Senate Vote on S. RES. 150 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance.
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Statement on the United States House of Representatives Vote on H. RES. 296 – Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide
On behalf of the partners and supporters of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, we would like to extend our gratitude to the United States House of Representatives for passing H. Res. 296 405-11, which recognizes by its true name, a genocide, the extermination of 1.5 million innocent Armenians by Ottoman Turkish Empire a century ago.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:05
Nominations for the 2020 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity are now closed. The nomination period had officially opened on May 16, 2019, the International Day of Living Together in Peace declared by the UN to uphold the desire to live and act together in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony. Since then, hundreds of submissions have been received, featuring an unprecedented 593 unique candidates.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:17
The fourth annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded today to Mirza Dinnayi, Co-Founder and Director of Luftbrücke Irak (Air Bridge Iraq). Driven by his passion to save lives, the Yazidi activist has found a way to overcome numerous bureaucratic and logistic obstacles to help the most vulnerable members of the Yazidi community during numerous conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Fri, 10/25/2019 - 09:19
The first-ever Aurora Forum, which concluded in Armenia on October 21st, successfully brought together thousands to participate in events and discussions on some of the toughest challenges facing the world today. The series of events was praised by different audiences as a platform to establish Armenia’s prominent role as a regional humanitarian, educational, technological, social and cultural hub.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Fri, 10/18/2019 - 15:22
Young Aurora is part of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and provides students from UWC schools with the opportunity to design projects that will drive positive change in their communities by addressing humanitarian concerns. In this third year of the competition, three UWC teams were selected for the final round held as part of the Aurora Forum in Armenia. After a competitive final, UWC East Africa’s Smokeless Kitchens team has been selected as the winning team and will go home with $4000 to further develop their project.