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Ms Sona GHAZARYAN (Armenia, ALDE)

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Civil Contract

National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
AM - 0095 - Yerevan

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 29/09/2021
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 27/09/2021 to 28/09/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 27/09/2021 Substitute - Armenia

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 24/04/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Education and Democratic Values (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Youth and the Society of the Future (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 25/01/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2022 to 22/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Armen RUSTAMYAN (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 27/09/2021)


Last speeches

25/01/2024 | 18:42:23 Dear colleagues, Recently there has been an increased focus on reports regarding the decline of democracy within member states. Instances such as restrictions on freedom of speech and the periodic arrest and imprisonment of journalists are indicative of democratic backsliding. These two Reports have been discussed both in Paris and Strasbourg. I commend the rapporteurs for their very well-penned Reports and insightful information. In both the Committee meetings and in today's discussion, my... 11/10/2023 | 18:57:58 Thank you. On behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, let me first of all congratulate you on an excellent Report. Let me admire your personal and strong commitment to women's rights in general. I would like to start on a positive note and state that with the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in many member states, we mark a real turning point in making inclusion and participation priorities. However, the voices of... 23/06/2023 | 11:21:59 Madam rapporteur, first of all I would like to congratulate you on this report. What we are facing now is a widespread introduction of technologies, with basic digital tools becoming increasingly essential for fulfilling our fundamental needs. However, this growing reliance on digital technologies has also led to the emergence of inequalities in various domains. The impact of these disparities was felt acutely during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as in war zones and areas affected by... 28/04/2023 | 11:09:26 Honourable Chair, Dear Colleagues, I would like to express my gratitude, first of all, to Ms Yevheniia KRAVCHUK for taking the floor for her speech. I would also like to thank Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN for her excellent analysis on the topic of youth in media. Media can provide young people with an excellent platform for networking, for self-expression. It can be a good platform to gain new skills and knowledge. However, dear friends, it can be a source of mental health issues, as Ms Yelyzaveta... 25/04/2023 | 19:15:08 Thank you. Honourable chair, dear colleagues. Today we are discussing a very important topic for us. I would like to congratulate the rapporteur for creating a space to touch upon such core principles as democracy, the rule of law. Such principles we all believe in. This initiative that was introduced back in 2010 is there to promote values, and of course, establish structure, so to say, institutional mechanism on co-operation with parliaments of the countries that perform rapprochement with...