• UNDP joins the OGP Global Summit with a renewed call for collaboration between States and citizens

    UNDP joins the OGP Global Summit with a renewed call for collaboration between States and citizens

    The Fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit focuses on new ways to achieve openness, transparency and accountability in governance.

    Putting people first and transforming the governance systems based on the principles of openness, accountability and engagement is in the focus of the Fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit unrolling in Georgia on 17-19 July 2018.

    Throughout the three Summit days, representatives the OGP’s 96 participating governments and thousands of civil society organizations are exchanging ideas on how to make governments more responsive to the citizens they serve and how to empower people to take more active part in decision-making.

     

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  • Parliamentary Action for SDGs Kicks off in Georgia

    The Parliament of Georgia joins hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of Sweden and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to introduce effective tools for monitoring and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The national Parliamentary Action for SDGs will focus on all available parliamentary mechanisms, such as law-making, budgeting, oversight and citizen engagement, and will be based on the Parliament’s self-assessment that will measure its capacities, gaps and opportunities in supporting Georgia to achieve its national goals.

    To kick off the Parliamentary Action for SDGs, the Parliament of Georgia organized a workshop on 4 June 2018, bringing together members of parliament and representatives of government, civil society and the private sector.

     

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  • Parliament and development partners gather for the Agenda 2030 Conference

    The Parliament of Georgia joined hands with the United Nations and GTZ  to explore challenges and lessons learnt for the next level of ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The two-day international conference brought together members of parliament and representatives of government, international organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector.

    The event was opened by Sopho Kiladze, Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee; Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgian Parliament Speaker; Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia;  Levan Izoria, Minister of Defence of Georgia; Martin Chungong, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Secretary General; Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia; and Daniel Haas, Head of South Caucasus Development Cooperation Office of the German Embassy.

     

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  • UDHR in focus at Conference in Georgia

    Tbilisi hosts the conference “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy”. The conference aims to explore challenges and lessons learnt for the next level of ambitious implementation of the UDHR that turns 70 in 2018.

     

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  • Constructive dialogue continues between IPRM participants and women’s CSOs

    Government officials met in the State Chancellery with representatives of women’s CSOs to exchange information on recent developments concerning human rights and the security situation in the villages adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Lines with Abkhazia and the South Ossetia/Tskhinvali region.

    The discussion centred around several topics related to the everyday security of the population living in the villages adjacent to the ABL. Women’s organizations raised concerns related to the limited access to essential health, social and education services of the people living in the Gali region of Abkhazia, Georgia, as well as challenges related to the persisting problems with poor infrastructure.

     

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