• EU and Partners – International Parliamentary Conference opens in Tbilisi

    EU and Partners – International Parliamentary Conference opens in Tbilisi

    TBILISI. 4 December 2017 – Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgian Parliament Speaker; Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia; Mikheil Janelidze, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; and Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, opened a two-day international parliamentary conference in Tbilisi on December 4, 2017 – EU and Partners Embracing Diversity for Stronger Unity.”

    Bringing together representatives of the European Parliament and 17 parliaments of the European Union Member States, Candidate States and Eastern Partnership countries, the conference aims to discuss integration with the European Union as a framework for promoting internal reforms, and point out the benefits and challenges associated with the EU-inspired transformation.

    Representatives of the Georgian Government, international organisations and the prominent leaders of civil society are taking part in the discussion.

    Niels Scott – Head of the United Nations in Georgia; and Tamar Khulordava – Chairperson of the European Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, addressed the participants of this international forum with welcome remarks.



  • Georgia celebrates 25th anniversary in UN

    „This year marks the 25th anniversary of Georgia's membership in the UN. I would like to say with pride that over this period, we have managed to transform our country from a UN humanitarian aid recipient into a regional leader that now serves as the Chair of the Open Government Partnership" - with these words the Prime Minister of Georgia addressed the representatives of the diplomatic corps, international and non-governmental organizations attending the UN Day Reception.

    Prime Minister congratulated the UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia Niels Scott and spoke about the UN-Georgia fruitful cooperation.

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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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  • 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.