To mark its 15th anniversary, UNFPA Georgia Office organized the reception on 20 October. The event was attended by Mr. Zahidul Huque, UNFPA Representative in Turkey and Country Director for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia; Mr. Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia; Ms. Tamar Khomasuridze, SRH Program Advisor, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office; Representatives of the Executive and Legislative branches of the Government, as well as diplomatic missions, international organizations and civil society.
In celebration of UN Day, on October 24th UN open day event will be held in Round Garden. From 17.00 pm everyone is invited to come and send a message to the United Nations. A message box and tribune will be open for everyone.
On October 9-10 representatives from the Government of Georgia, United Nations, international organizations, donors, civil society and academia took part in the Strategic Prioritization Retreat focusing on the formulation of UN Partnership Framework (UNPF) - a strategic document that will represent the UN system response to Georgia’s development needs for a five year period.
The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clark, has completed a short visit to Georgia today, 1 October 2014, during which she met with the President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“UNDP is a strong supporter of Georgia's democratic and sustainable development", Helen Clark said. "Tremendous progress has been made in Georgia's democratic transformation through holding of independent and transparent elections, placing human rights at the centre of policy agenda, and adopting legislative measures to eliminate discrimination."
Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, the Head of Delegation of the European Union Delegation to Georgia; Niels Scott, the Head of the United Nations in Georgia, Simone Wolken, the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia, opened the newly rehabilitated kindergarten in the village Dvani.
The opening ceremony was attended by Paata Zakareishvili, the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality; Sozar Subari, the Minister of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organizations, and representatives of the local Government.
The United Nations Week 2014 rolled out in Georgia with the celebration of the International Day of Rural Women on October 15, opening of a new touristic infrastructure in Tsaghveri, and the World Food Day event celebrated on October 16.
The UN Week this year runs under the theme: Georgia and UN: The Future We Want.