• International community calls for an end to violence and discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons in Georgia

    International community calls for an end to violence and discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons in Georgia

    17 May 2019, Tbilisi.

    This joint statement is issued by the United Nations Resident Coordinator; the Ambassadors of the European Union (EU), Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; the Head of Mission of the United States; and the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia.

    On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB),[1] we express our support for and solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community in Georgia.

    Georgia’s national law prohibits all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. The country has also ratified the core international human rights conventions that bar discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons, just as they forbid discrimination based on race, sex, religion, or political conviction. Under the Association Agreement with the EU, Georgia has likewise committed to fully respect the rights of persons belonging to minorities.

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  • Georgia marks progress towards sustainable development

    The SDG Council discusses Georgia’s national goals related to economic growth, education and climate change and environment

    Georgia’s progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was discussed on 22 January 2019 at the annual meeting of the national Council on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chaired by the Administration of the Government of Georgia and the United Nations, the SDG Council brought together over 130 representatives of the Georgian Government, United Nations, civil society, private sector, academic institutions and international organisations.

     

     

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  • 9th Forum of Georgian Youth Organizations held in Tbilisi

    The 9th Forum of Georgian Youth Organizations was held at Fabrika on December 21, 2018. The youth NGOs operating in Georgia, government agencies in charge of the youth, also international organizations working on the youth issues, and youth policy development experts participated in the event.

     

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  • A specialized family type service established for children with disabilities in Tbilisi

     A new Specialized Family-Type Service for Children with Severe Disabilities is being established in Tbilisi by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health, and Social Affairs with the support of USAID and UNICEF. M2 Real Estate company funded the construction of the alternative care facility. The company fully covered the construction costs. 

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  • UN RC opening remarks at Tbilisi International Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum 2018

    Welcoming remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton

    Dear Mr. Chairman of the Parliament

    Excellencies, dear delegates and distinguished guests

    On behalf of the United Nations family in Georgia, it’s an honor to be here to welcome you all to the second Tbilisi International Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum.

    Let me use this opportunity to congratulate Georgia on the achievements of its Presidency of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing, which included a lively discussion of innovations such as cryptocurrencies and blockchain on the margins of the UN General Assembly earlier this year.

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  • Prime Minister: Our country has turned into a regional leader and advanced in democratic transformation and economic growth, great merits to our friends and their support

    Prime Minister: Our country has turned into a regional leader and advanced in democratic transformation and economic growth, great merits to our friends and their support

    "Great merits to the priceless contribution and essential support of friends, our country has turned into a regional leader and advanced in democratic transformation and economic growth" stated Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia in his speech delivered at the Joint Steering Committee Meeting of the United Nations (UN) and Government of Georgia today.

    Head of Government of Georgia stressed the effective and efficient cooperation with UN and 16 of its system agencies while noting that support and engagement of the organization has plaid a significant role in it.

    "Georgia remains committed to the UN and its mission. Joint Strategy - Partnership for Sustainable Development - agreed by and between the UN and Government of Georgia covers five priority areas: democratic governance; job creation, living standards and social security; education and healthcare; security and protection of citizens. Joint Strategy fully complies with commitments and values of the Government of Georgia. In addition, priorities defined for 2019-2020 within the Joint Strategy are attuned with sector-specific policies and current reform agenda of my Government, thus enabling us to achieve greater success in the effective implementation of reforms and due delivery of the undertakings" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

     

     

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