7 July 2014. Kharagauli. Representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and the UNDP join a waste management day in Kharagauli.
Minister Khatuna Gogaladze and the Head of UNDP in Georgia, Niels Scott, checked the work of a press for processing plastic bags and bottles. They also visited the exhibition of environmental posters organised by the young activists in the Kharagauli Park.
Civil society groups in Kharagauli have been working for the last year to introduce environment-friendly practices in waste management. In cooperation with the local municipality they installed 26 alternative waste collectors for plastic bags and bottles, and arranged information sessions for the local residents and open lessons for kids. Plastic waste collected throughout the municipality will be processed in the Business Yard in Kharagauli. The special press allows for safe processing without burning, which reduces the emissions of harmful substances.
The Georgian media has been paying more attention to education and health issues. Reports linked to charity also prevail among the covered topics followed by crime and social issues - These are the results of the monitoring carried out in January-June by the Charter of Journalistic Ethics with the support of UNICEF.
The results of the monitoring show that in majority of cases the media tried to respect child rights and ethical standards.Journalists and editors are now more careful with children’s issues though the monitoring has also revealed that there are still cases of violation of children’s rights and ethical norms.
26 June, 2014. Foreign and Georgian artists staged theatre performance with personal stories of such stars as Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Dalida, Edith Piaf and others who were drug dependents and whose lives were taken by drugs. The actors read from the personal diaries of these famous musicians and actors and the performance also included video projection, music and theatrical elements.
More than 200 farming households in the Kaspi municipality received saplings of tomatoes, eggplants and peppers for their gardens. The assistance to the Shida Kartli villages is part of a joint initiative of the UNDP and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support local residents in the areas adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Line.
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are launching a new initiative to assist the Protected Areas in Ajara Autonomous Republic.
Minister Khatuna Gogaladze and the Head of UNDP in Georgia, Niels Scott, signed an agreement today, 9 June 2014.
By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Directormore