More than twenty companies and organizations competed for Gender Equality Awards – the national contest held in Georgia for the fourth time this year. The 2015 champions of gender equality were revealed at a gala event on 6 July.
The winner of Best Women Entrepreneur Award – Nutsa Abramishvili of Shuhman Winery was awarded by the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, who attended the event as a special guest.
“Georgia has moved a long way to ensuring gender equality in every aspect of political, economic and social life. We are determined to build a society where everyone can enjoy their rights and exercise their choices without discrimination,” President Margvelashvili said.
The Gender Equality Awards was organised by the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Government of Sweden as part of the UN Joint Programme “To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia”.
“Georgia needs more gender equality in political life as well as in business. I am sure that we are on the right track to achieve significant progress in this area,” said Manana Kobakhidze, First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia and Chair of the Gender Equality Council.
On July 7, 2015, a conference Ageing Policy in Georgia took place at the Cinema Hall of the Parliament of Georgia, in Tbilisi.
The conference was designed to support integration of ageing-related issues into public policies and programmes, in order to advance the country’s sustainable development.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supported the development of the comprehensive Road Map for Mainstreaming Ageing in Georgia, which represents a solid ground and a significant step towards the development of the action plan on Ageing.
The United Nations in Georgia is deeply saddened by the loss of life as a result of the devastating flood in Tbilisi caused by the heavy rainfalls that hit the country on 14 June 2015.
The United Nations expresses sincere condolences to the people and Government of Georgia, especially the families of those who have died, been injured or otherwise affected in this disaster.
From the outset, we are in contact with the Georgian authorities and are closely monitoring the developments.
The United Nations stands ready to assist the country in mitigating the consequences of this disaster and potential of the future occurrences.
TBILISI, May 4, 2015 – A Conference - Gender biased sex selection in Georgia: Context, evidence, implications and proposed solutions - jointly organized by the UNFPA and the World Bank took place today in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The conference discussed the findings of the research undertaken recently in the South Caucasus including Georgia on the causes, consequences and implications of gender-biased sex selection, as a collaborative initiative co-funded by the World Bank under the Umbrella Trust Fund for Gender Equality and the UNFPA within the framework of the UN Joint Programme “To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia” funded by the Government of Sweden in partnership with the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia.
A road safety awareness event was held at Rooms Hotel May 4, as part of the third UN Global Road Safety Week (May 4-10, 2015).
As the third UN Global Road Safety Week focuses on children and road safety, the event aimed to generate action to better ensure children’s safety on the roads.
Niels Scott, Head of the United Nations in Georgia, has expressed concern about the high numbers of vulnerable road users killed and injured annually in Georgia.
“Protection of the most vulnerable road users requires a coordinated, collaborative response”, said Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia. “Efforts must be effective on several fronts to stabilize, and then reduce, the level of road traffic fatalities”.
Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs Archil Talakvadze, Vice-Mayor of Tbilisi Irakli Lekvinadze, Chairman of Roads Department of Georgia Vazha Panchulidze, Ambassador of Estonia to Georgia Priit Turk, as well as representatives of the EU Delegation to Georgia, World Bank, US Embassy, and experts addressed the participants of the event.
The Secretary-General takes note of the recent events at the line of control of South Ossetia. He expresses his concerns regarding activities that may negatively impact the freedom of movement and livelihood of the local population. He calls on all parties to refrain from any steps that could be seen as provocative and detrimental to ongoing efforts to promote regional peace and stability.
The Secretary-General urges all parties to use established mechanisms such as the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) to address issues of concern and to diffuse tensions.
New York, 16 July 2015more