UNICEF Statement on Attempted Fraud and Impersonation in the Tourism Market

10 April 2020

UNICEF country office in Armenia would like to inform all tourism and travel agencies in Armenia that our office has no relation with regard to the recent “CALL OF TENDER” and attempt to purchase airline tickets for Africa in the name of our office in Yerevan.

We would like to thank those travel agencies that contacted UNICEF country office to verify information. This case has been reported to the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and will be dealt with accordingly.

In the future, please, take into account the following information and criteria to verify authenticity with regard to official travel requests from UNICEF country office in Armenia:

  • UNICEF Armenia works with travel agencies that have signed UN Long Term Agreements (LTAs) as a result of official tender. Travel agencies, that have signed UN LTAs, receive requests for airline ticket price quotations from an officially assigned contact person from UNICEF Armenia. Travel agencies that do not have signed UN LTAs are not contacted with requests to arrange official travel.
  • The authenticity of any announced ongoing tender can be verified through www.un.am or www.unicef.am websites.
  • In addition, all official UNICEF email addresses end with unicef.org mail domain (e.g. yerevan@unicef.org). No other mail domain is used by UNICEF globally.

Media Contacts

Zara Sargsyan
Communication Officer
UNICEF Armenia
Tel: 37477232169
Tel: 37410580174


UNICEF works to ensure that every child in Armenia is cherished, nurtured and cared for. Building on more than 70 years of global experience and 25 years of achieving results for children in Armenia, UNICEF is committed to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children living in poverty and isolation. From the maternity ward to the end of high school, UNICEF teams up with partners so that all children and families in Armenia benefit from improved policies, services and facilities across the country.

By putting together latest scientific evidence and expertise on children, UNICEF is uniquely positioned to provide support and advice, mobilise society and work hand in hand with decision makers and communities to find solutions to complex issues and transform projects into lasting changes that will benefit generations of children, from infancy to adulthood.

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