Prior to the International Consumer Protection Day, the Consumer Week Information Campaign was organized, which was then concluded by the Conference held on 15th of March.
The conference dedicated to the International Day of Consumers’ Rights Protection was held in Yerevan already for the third time by the initiative of the Food Safety Inspection Body with support of partner organizations.
The slogan of this year’s 2019 campaign was «Well-Informed Consumer, Healthy Society». The conference was attended by the Prime Minister of RA Nikol Pashinyan, representatives of public and scientific organizations, governmental institutions, diplomatic missions accredited in Armenian, partners from the Eurasian Economic Union and EU delegation, as well as experts, businessmen, and consumers.
The purpose of the conference was to strengthen the consumer’s position, by informing them about the rights and educating them, particularly, in the area of food safety. During the event, invited guests watched the movie about the campaign dedicated to the International Consumer Protection Day, discussed and focused on enhancing the mechanisms of public control in the field of food safety, the improvement of businessmen’s activities in the food chain, as well as the cooperation with international and local organizations.
Awards were also given in the following nominations: «Active and Informed Consumer», «Best Media Coverage of Food Safety Sector», «Most Active NGO according to Max Monitor’s Analysis».
The Conference was co-financed by “Strategic Development Agency” NGO within the framework of “Livestock Development in Armenia, South-North” program. The above-mentioned program is implemented by the Strategic Development Agency NGO and funded by the Austrian Development Agency, the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.