• FAO celebrates World Food Day in Georgia

    FAO celebrates World Food Day in Georgia

    This year World Food Day was celebrated in over 150 countries, including Georgia. An event was organized by the Representation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Georgia and the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia. This year WFD was dedicated to the importance of food security and rural development in addressing the root causes of migration. The slogan for World Food Day 2017 was: Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.

    The event was opened with the welcome addresses by Mr. Levan Davitashvili, the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Mr. Mamuka Meskhi, Assistant FAO Representative in Georgia, Mr. Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Arad Benkö, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria and Mr. Grigol Giorgadze, the First Deputy Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia.

    The speakers highlighted the importance of rural development and food security to challenge young generation to stay in their home villages and rural areas and become successful farmers.

     

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  • Two sides of the same coin: gender inequality and violence against women

    Opening Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the plenary session of the Five Days of Violence Prevention Conference at Johannesburg, South Africa

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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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  • UN in Georgia appoints three National Goodwill Ambassadors

    UN in Georgia appoints three National Goodwill Ambassadors

    Tbilisi, 24 September –  At a special event today at the Global Goals Festival in Rustavi,  three prominent Georgians were appointed UN’s newest National Goodwill Ambassadors, with a special focus on Sustainable Development Goals.

    At appointment ceremony, the UN Resident Coordinator Niels Scott said the new UN National Goodwill Ambassadors give a much-needed voice to the Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia. “ I am grateful and excited to welcome Ms. Nino Sukhishvili, Mr. Gela Charkviani, and Ms. Irma Khetsuriani  as UN's Goodwill Ambassadors, confident that they will raise awareness and mobilize support for the Sustainable Development Goals”, he said.

    “I am honored to join the United Nations as a Goodwill Ambassador,” Gela Chrkviani said. “I am looking forward to working with UN to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and I hope to inspire others to join us. Together we can ensure that people live in freedom and security; and society becomes more cohesive and more equal”.

    “I will be a strong advocate for make lasting progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals,” said Nino Sukhishvili. “The SDGs matter to all of us as we have a shared responsibility for present and future generations.”

    Irma Khetsuriani said she was very happy to be officially appointed UN goodwill ambassador. “It's really a privilege for me to be UN Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals. I would like to try to make a difference in the lives of those who most need it,” she said.

     

     

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