FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2021
The 30th world Congress of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) was held for the first time
online, from April 16 to April 18, and on April 25, 2021. The following decisions were made by
the Congress Delegates:
• Election of a new Executive Board
• Adoption of Key Resolutions
• Internal Restructuring
The election was held during the Congress resulted in the AUA Executive Board to consist of:
Mr. Carlo K. Ganjeh, Secretary General
Mr. Ninoos Y. Benjamin, Deputy Secretary General, and Treasurer
Mr. Jack Betkolia, Secretary of the Middle East Chapter
Ms. Irina Gasparyan, Secretary of the Eastern Europe and the Caucuses Chapter
Mr. Joe Rasho, Secretary of the Americas Chapter
Ms. Loubeh David, Secretary of the Australia and New Zealand Chapter
Mr. Ghassan Younan, Secretary of the Western Europe Chapter
Mr. Noqzar N. P. Tsiklauri, Board Member
Dr. Anoil Bet Yavari, Board Member
Mr. Simon Essavian, Board Member
The newly elected AUA Executive Board has made the following appointments:
Mr. Atour Golani, Chairman of the AUA Board of Advisors Council
Honorable Yonatan Betkolia, Secretary of Foreign Relations
The newly elected Executive Board of the Assyrian Universal Alliance took office on April 25, 2021 with a mandate to implement the following key resolutions & others adopted by the AUA 30th Congress:
- Claiming the Assyrians’ rights as indigenous people of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey.
- Reaffirming the Assyrian identity to include all persons who adhere and acknowledge their common heritage and history as Assyrians, regardless of such persons’ faith, religious denomination, or birthplace.
- Pursuing immediate release and freedom of unjust incarcerations of all Assyrians.
- Pursuing exoneration of all Assyrians that have been subjected to unjust and coercive measures, leading to their unwarranted hardship, both socially and economically.
- Calling for the Assyrian World Conference to be held in April of 2022.
The Secretariat of the AUA Australia and New Zealand Chapter was restructured and reorganized by accepting the resignation and permanent expulsion of the former Chapter representatives, Mr. Hermiz Shahen and Mr. David David and Mrs. Suzy David, a former member of the AUA Board of Advisors residing in Australia, and installing Ms. Loubeh David, as the new Chapter Secretary, with a new team of AUA activists to lead the Chapter’s mission in full cohesion and cooperation with the AUA Executive Board.