Bring democracy and transparency to the AGBU

Bring democracy and transparency to the AGBU

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The AGBU is one of the most historic and influential organizations of the Armenian world. However, over the last few decades its structure and modus operandi have become undemocratic and non-transparent, and the leadership has slowly but steadily cut grassroots members and supporters out of the decision-making process. The result has been a lack of engagement with rank-and-file members and a lack of accountability of the decision makers regarding where the AGBU’s vast sums are spent and what positions the organization adopts in respect to critical issues facing the Armenian world.

Late last year, a group of dedicated AGBU members from across the globe launched a campaign to bring about democratic governance, transparency and grassroots engagement within the AGBU structure. These campaigners appealed to the AGBU Central Board to introduce innovative technological tools that are readily available to liaise and consult with members of the organization, and in certain cases put important decisions to a vote. A copy of their appeal can be found here: https://keghart.com/?page=9

The campaigners have now launched an online petition to take their appeal to the entire Armenian nation, for whom the AGBU represents a vitally important transnational organization whose proper functioning is critical to the welfare of both the Armenian Diaspora and the Republic of Armenia.

That is why this petition has been launched, and the hope is that thousands of people will support this call to democratize the AGBU and usher it into the 21st century. The AGBU is too important to be allowed to function behind closed doors, unaccountable to anyone and cut off from the very people with whose support and money it rose to global prominence. This petition will strengthen the call for a reformed and responsible AGBU to emerge from the current state in which it finds itself, and become an organization that is more relevant to and engaged with the generation of Armenians who will be driving the future of the Armenian nation going forward.

Sign and share this petition! Together, we can make the AGBU a truly democratic, transparent and accountable organization for the good of the Armenian people!

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