• Parliamentary Action for SDGs Kicks off in Georgia

    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.

     

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  • The “2030 Sustainable Development Agenda – Tbilisi Implementation Conference” open in the Parliament

    The Parliament of Georgia joined hands with the United Nations and GTZ  to explore challenges and lessons learnt for the next level of ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The two-day international conference brought together members of parliament and representatives of government, civil society, academia and the private sector.

    The event was opened by Sopho Kiladze, Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee; Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgian Parliament Speaker; Mikheil Janelidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia;  Levan Izoria, Minister of Defence of Georgia; Martin Chungong, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Secretary General; Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia; and Daniel Haas, Head of South Caucasus Development Cooperation Office of the German Embassy.

     

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  • UDHR in focus at Conference in Georgia

    Tbilisi hosts the conference “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy”. The conference aims to explore challenges and lessons learnt for the next level of ambitious implementation of the UDHR that turns 70 in 2018.

     

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  • Constructive dialogue continues between IPRM participants and women’s CSOs

    Government officials met in the State Chancellery with representatives of women’s CSOs to exchange information on recent developments concerning human rights and the security situation in the villages adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Lines with Abkhazia and the South Ossetia/Tskhinvali region.

    The discussion centred around several topics related to the everyday security of the population living in the villages adjacent to the ABL. Women’s organizations raised concerns related to the limited access to essential health, social and education services of the people living in the Gali region of Abkhazia, Georgia, as well as challenges related to the persisting problems with poor infrastructure.

     

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  • UN issues post stamp dedicated to Rustaveli’s 850th anniversary

     The United Nations has issued a post stamp dedicated to the 850th anniversary of the birth of Georgia’s iconic 12th century poet, Shota Rustaveli.

    The presentation of the post stamp and a celebration event of Georgian Independence Day was held On May 24 at the headquarter office of the UN.

    The post stamp features a portrait of Rustaveli, a map of Georgia in the colours of the flag of Georgia, a quotation from Rustaveli’s famous poem, A Knight in the Panther’s Skin.

    The post stamp will come into circulation on May 26, the day when Georgia celebrates 100th anniversary of the creation of the first Democratic Republic of Georgia.

    Also a concert titled „Georgian Overtones” of Georgian pianist Giorgi Mikadze and ensemble Basiani was held within the event.

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  • Trends and Opportunities in Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Georgia

    Trends and Opportunities in Advancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Georgia

    Considering the active efforts of Georgia in advancing cooperation with developing countries and countries in transition supported with the substantial demand from those countries in expertise and knowledge accumulated in Georgia, as well as its active role in the nationalization of SDGs and voluntary commitments to advance attainment of the 2030 Agenda worldwide, the stocktaking of trends and opportunities for South-South and triangular cooperation has been conducted under the request of the Government of Georgia to further identify opportunities for mutually beneficial development partnerships in order to support national and international stakeholders to shape the vision and implementation of South-South cooperation activities, as well as to unleash the role Georgia can play as South (East) knowledge provider and development partner in line with its national priorities.

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