"Hello UN, I am Kato Agladze, 2 years old. My grandmother and I wrote this letter. Because I can’t write she did it on my behalf. I would like to live in peace and a beautiful Georgia. We both ask you to help our small country. We don’t want wars anymore.”
Luiza Jincharadze 62, came to the celebration ceremony of United Nations (UN) in the centre of Tbilisi with her young granddaughter. Together, they filled in a wish paper and dropped the letter into the glass box.
Georgia joined global celebrations as the 193 United Nations (UN) member states marked the 69th anniversary of the international organisation on October 24.
The UN’s blue flag fluttered in the centre of Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi, where hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the UN anniversary.
To mark its 15th anniversary, UNFPA Georgia Office organized the reception on 20 October. The event was attended by Mr. Zahidul Huque, UNFPA Representative in Turkey and Country Director for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia; Mr. Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia; Ms. Tamar Khomasuridze, SRH Program Advisor, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office; Representatives of the Executive and Legislative branches of the Government, as well as diplomatic missions, international organizations and civil society.
UN Women Georgia in cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and the UN Department of Political Affairs organized the ‘Open Day on Women, Peace and Security’ on October 23, 2014 in Tbilisi. The event attended by the Deputy Vice-Speaker of Parliament Manana Kobakhidze, the Chair the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee Eka Beselia, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees Gvantsa Shengelia, UN Resident Coordinator Niels Scott, the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia Simon Wolken and the UN Women Represenetive in Georgia Erika Kvapilova, among others, provided an opportunity for over 50 representatives of civil society organizations, women from conflict-affected areas and IDP women to engage in a dialogue, voice their concerns, needs, priorities and share the recommendations to accelerate the implementation of UN SCR 1325 in the country.
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.
On October 9-10 representatives from the Government of Georgia, United Nations, international organizations, donors, civil society and academia took part in the Strategic Prioritization Retreat focusing on the formulation of UN Partnership Framework (UNPF) - a strategic document that will represent the UN system response to Georgia’s development needs for a five year period.
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.