• United Nations General Assembly opens on 12 September 2017

    United Nations General Assembly opens on 12 September 2017

    The General Assembly of the United Nations opens its seventy-second session on Tuesday, 12 September, at 3 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Assembly’s annual general debate, when Heads of State and Government and other senior national representatives gather to present their views about pressing world issues, will open on Tuesday, 19 September, and run through Monday, 25 September.



  • President of the seventy-second session of the United Nations General Assembly H. E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcák

    On 31 May 2017, the General Assembly of the United Nations elected H. E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia as President of its seventy-second session, which spans from September 2017 to September 2018. At the time of his election, Mr. Lajčák was serving his third term as Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, a position he held since April 2012. From April 2012 to March 2016, Mr. Lajčák also served as Deputy Prime Minister of his country.

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  • The Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week opens formally in Tbilisi

    On May 10 at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel the conference dedicated to the fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week was held.  

    The conference discussed challenges and effective road safety measures for the future.

    The conference brought together the Minister of Interior Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili, Minister of Environment Protection Gigla Agulashvili, Tbilisi Vice Mayor Irakli Lekvinadze, MPs, representatives of the Ministry  Economy and Sustainable Development, civil society and international organizations.

    The conference was organized by the Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads with the support of the UN Office in Tbilisi (DPI/UNO). 

    The Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week takes place from 8-14 May 2017 under the theme of speed management. The key message orientates around the slogan; Save Lives: #SlowDown.

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  • Fourth UN Global Road Safety week 8-14 May 2017

    The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries.

    Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.


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  • UN supports comprehensive tobacco-control legislation in Georgia

    The UN Country Team in Georgia welcomes the efforts of the Government and the Parliament of Georgia to address tobacco smoking – an issue on which Georgia is one of the worst performing countries.

    Tobacco smoking causes addiction and results in devastating consequences for individuals, their families and all of society. In Georgia, the prevalence of smoking among men is among the highest in the world at approximately 57%; the prevalence of smoking among women, despite still being relatively low, has almost doubled in the recent years. Thousands of smokers and people exposed to tobacco smoke suffer from numerous diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases and cancers. Half of all long-term smokers will be killed early by a smoking-related disease. Approximately 11,000 citizens of Georgia die prematurely every year from diseases caused by tobacco, and among those are approximately 3,000 non-smokers. The alarming figures clearly indicate a need for strong and imminent action in tobacco control.

    The draft legislation being considered by the Parliament this week would be a significant step forward in saving lives, growing the economy and further integrating the country with the European Union.


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  • Global Goals Festival – Future in Focus

    Global Goals Festival – Future in Focus

    On Sunday, September 24, Rustavi City Park will host a Global Goals Festival – Future in Focus. The event is organized by the United Nations in Georgia in cooperation with the Rustavi City Hall.

    The Festival will see a series of activities organised by the United Nations agencies to highlight some key areas of sustainable development – reduction of poverty, human rights, education, health and the protection of environment.