What We Do

As an international non-governmental organization, the NCWA works at developing the associations of Western Armenians around the world and uniting the nation’s political, financial, and moral resources to form a representative plenipotentiary body of Western Armenians dedicated to and capable of eliminating the social, economic, and cultural consequences of the Armenian Genocide.

The NCWA is involved in identifying damages and outlining losses inflicted upon the Ottoman Armenians during the Medz Yeghern (Armenian Genocide of 1915 – 1923) and is poised to submit the Armenian national claims to Turkish courts and pursue justice in the International Criminal Court or any other ad-hoc established international tribunal. The NCWA is aimed at involving in direct negotiations with Turkish Government on behalf of the descendants of former citizens of the Ottoman Empire and elaborate programs for a legitimate, just and effective resolution of the Armenian issue.

The NCWA seeks to inform the public perception in Turkey and counteract the denialist policy on the Armenian Genocide to disabuse people of the specious state propaganda and create social conditions conducive to reconciliation and harmonious coexistence of the nations who share a common history. The NCWA extends its public diplomacy efforts to establish sound relationships with Turkish communities and form a viable dialogue between progressive civil society groups. Creating an electoral base favorable to overcoming the Armenian issue for it can afford the country’s leadership to embrace the democratic values and civil rights and freedoms and to bring about recognition of the Armenian Genocide to observe the universal human values and step on the path of European integration.

As part of the Armenian Question, the NCWA prioritizes the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It advocates for recognition of the Soviet aggression against the Republic of Armenia and rectification of the consequences of the forced Sovietization and subsequent dismemberment of the Armenian territories, including Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and Nakhchivan. The liberation of Artsakh in 1994 effectively meant a partial restoration of the territorial integrity of Armenia, violated by the joint Bolshevik and Turkish aggression in 1920 — crimes that were later “legalized” by the Moscow Treaty of Brotherhood between Ataturk’s Turkey and Lenin’s RSFSR signed by then not recognized states. Following the Moscow Treaty, in July 1921, the Bolshevik Caucus Bureau of the All-Union Communist Party granted the territories of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan to encourage the socialist revolutionary movement in the country


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