TBILISI. 12 December 2013 - An exhibition of handicraft art made by women inmates was open for visitors on December 13- 15 at the Europe House in Tbilisi.
More than 250 pictures crafted from felt were on a display, as well as accessories like hats, handbags, necklaces and clothes. All products were available for purchase to help women inmates earn money to improve their standard of living and their self-esteem. Among the pictures were reproductions of well-known paintings, as well as original creations.
Georgian parliamentarians and government officials paid a visit to Switzerland last week to learn about different models of local and regional governance.
Today, we not only celebrate Human Rights Day, but the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, which marked the beginning of a renewed international effort to protect and promote human rights. This year, we also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the entry into force of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Representatives of the European Union, United Nations Development Programme and the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara visited Batumi and Kobuleti on 6 December 2013 to see the progress of the € 3.3 million programme in support of agriculture, ENPARD Ajara.
The Government of Georgia launched a conference to discuss the country’s strategy and the National Action Plan in the area of human rights.
20 December 2013 - At the dawn of this century, at the Millennium Summit, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to peace and security, human rights and good governance. They agreed on a set of time-bound targets, encapsulated in the Millennium Development Goals, to reducing extreme poverty, hunger, needless disease and other global social and environmental ills by 2015. And they recognized that these objectives demand that we must all practice mutual respect and accept shared responsibility.more