• Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons

    Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons

    GENEVA (21 September 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will conduct an official visit to Georgia from 25 September to 5 October 2018.

    “The visit provides an important opportunity to assess the implementation of existing national and international human rights standards to combat violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the country,” said Madrigal-Borloz.



  • The Government of Georgia and the Disaster Management Country Team sign a Memorandum of Understanding

    On 16 August 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Georgia and the Disaster Management Country Team (DMCT).

    At the signing, Mr. Niels Scott, the UN Resident Coordinator and the Chairperson of the DMCT said that ‘Our collaboration stated under the MoU is critical as it lays the ground for our joint action positioned and mandated to work across sectors and responding to people’s needs by articulating the nexus between humanitarian and development assistance’.


    21 Aug 2018 more
  • Gardabani: Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

    On July 30 – August 3 the Gardabani Municipality hosted the first workshop on Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop aimed to familiarize members the Municipality Sakrebulo (local assembly) and representatives of local self-government bodies with the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda with the final goal of strengthening the role of local governments in localizing the SDGs.


    30 Jul 2018 more
  • Invisible in Plain Sight - Launch of the IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Information Campaign

    30 July is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. To mark this day the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, Mission in Georgia will officially launch its “Invisible in Plain Sight” counter-trafficking campaign on 10:00 in Rooms Hotel Tbilisi. The campaign is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.

    “The Invisible in Plain Sight” campaign is implemented by IOM jointly with the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. It is an art-installation, presenting real stories of trafficking victims, which will be placed near the Rustaveli Metro station in Tbilisi.


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  • Parliamentary Action for SDGs Kicks off in Georgia

    The Parliament of Georgia joins hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of Sweden and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to introduce effective tools for monitoring and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The national Parliamentary Action for SDGs will focus on all available parliamentary mechanisms, such as law-making, budgeting, oversight and citizen engagement, and will be based on the Parliament’s self-assessment that will measure its capacities, gaps and opportunities in supporting Georgia to achieve its national goals.

    To kick off the Parliamentary Action for SDGs, the Parliament of Georgia organized a workshop on 4 June 2018, bringing together members of parliament and representatives of government, civil society and the private sector.


    04 Jun 2018 more