• Georgia marks progress towards sustainable development

    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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  • EU and UNDP media monitoring examines three-year trends in election reporting

    Growing polarisation and political bias have been the general trends in the Georgian media since 2016. Televisions and online editions demonstrated significant improvement in reducing hate speech, which, however, remained a challenge for newspapers. Election coverage on the radios has not changed much in the last three years and stayed relatively balanced but superficial. Election coverage in all media segments lacked the presentation of electoral programmes and issue-oriented debates among competing electoral candidates.

    These and other findings have been included in the final media monitoring reports of the 2018 Presidential Elections in Georgia, released on 13 December 2018 by the European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and three Georgian civil society organizations – Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Internews – Georgia and Civic Development Institute (CDI).

     

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  • Youth in Georgia

    In Focus

    Youth empowerment is a key to building up a truly democratic society

    Increased investments in youth is a cornerstone for sustainable development of the country.

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