In celebration of UN Day, on October 24th UN open day event will be held in Round Garden. From 17.00 pm everyone is invited to come and send a message to the United Nations. A message box and tribune will be open for everyone.
The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clark, has completed a short visit to Georgia today, 1 October 2014, during which she met with the President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“UNDP is a strong supporter of Georgia's democratic and sustainable development", Helen Clark said. "Tremendous progress has been made in Georgia's democratic transformation through holding of independent and transparent elections, placing human rights at the centre of policy agenda, and adopting legislative measures to eliminate discrimination."
Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, the Head of Delegation of the European Union Delegation to Georgia; Niels Scott, the Head of the United Nations in Georgia, Simone Wolken, the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia, opened the newly rehabilitated kindergarten in the village Dvani.
The opening ceremony was attended by Paata Zakareishvili, the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality; Sozar Subari, the Minister of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organizations, and representatives of the local Government.
The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, Elguja Khokrishjvili, and the Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia, Niels Scott, launch a nation-wide campaign for the protection of the stratospheric ozone layer.
The campaign promotes the ozone-friendly technologies and informs the public about home appliances, such as air conditioners and fridges, which use environmentally safe refrigerants. It also informs about the coming legislative changes that will affect a refrigeration market in Georgia.
Georgia is hosting an international parliamentary conference in Batumi on 21-22 July to assess the country’s progress since signing the Association Agreement with the European Union in June 2014.
Victor Dolidze, Head of the European Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia; Philip Dimitrov, Head of the European Union Delegation to Georgia; and Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia, addressed the participants at the opening session.
The United Nations Week 2014 rolled out in Georgia with the celebration of the International Day of Rural Women on October 15, opening of a new touristic infrastructure in Tsaghveri, and the World Food Day event celebrated on October 16.
The UN Week this year runs under the theme: Georgia and UN: The Future We Want.