As a result of the efforts by the Armenian National Committee of Southern America, the Chilean Senate unanimously passed a resolution on June 5 calling on the government to join the 1985 UN resolution on the Armenian Genocide.

The draft resolution was submitted by Socialist Party member Ricardo Nunies Munios. The document reads, in part, that taking into account that "the Turkish government arrested and prosecuted the leaders of the Armenian people in Constantinople on April 24, 1915 and thus initiated the policy of extermination of the Armenian nation; some 1.5 million of Armenians who lived on their lands during centuries were exterminated in 1915-1923; this extermination is named the first ethnic cleansing of the 20th century;. the Armenian Genocide was recognized by the UN subcommittee on discrimination and protection of national minorities in 1985; and that considering these facts the Senate of Chile decrees
to recognize the Armenian Genocide and condemn it."

The Senate called to the Chilean government to join the UN resolution of 1985.