• Ambassadorial Working Group Statement

    Ambassadorial Working Group Statement

    The Ambassadorial Working Group continues to closely observe developments on gender equality in Georgia, including in the area of women’s political and economic empowerment. We welcome the recent amendment to the Constitution of Georgia, which provides for special measures to be implemented by the State to ensure substantive equality between men and women and to eliminate inequalities.



  • UN Secretary-General: Towards a new global compact on migration

    Managing migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time. 

    Migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies.  Yet it is also a source of political tensions and human tragedies.  The majority of migrants live and work legally.  But a desperate minority are putting their lives at risk to enter countries where they face suspicion and abuse.

    Demographic pressures and the impact of climate change on vulnerable societies are likely to drive further migration in the years ahead.  As a global community, we face a choice.  Do we want migration to be a source of prosperity and international solidarity, or a byword for inhumanity and social friction?

    This year, governments will negotiate a Global Compact on Migration through the United Nations.


    16 Jan 2018 more
  • The Secretary-General video message: An Alert for the World

    Dear friends around the world,

    Happy New Year.

    When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace.

    Unfortunately – in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse.

    On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal.  I am issuing an alert -- a red alert for our world.

    Conflicts have deepened and new dangers have emerged.

    Global anxieties about nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War.  

    Climate change is moving faster than we are.

    Inequalities are growing.   

    We see horrific violations of human rights. 

    Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise. 

    As we begin 2018, I call for unity.


    31 Dec 2017 more
  • Georgia celebrates 25th anniversary in UN

    „This year marks the 25th anniversary of Georgia's membership in the UN. I would like to say with pride that over this period, we have managed to transform our country from a UN humanitarian aid recipient into a regional leader that now serves as the Chair of the Open Government Partnership" - with these words the Prime Minister of Georgia addressed the representatives of the diplomatic corps, international and non-governmental organizations attending the UN Day Reception.

    Prime Minister congratulated the UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia Niels Scott and spoke about the UN-Georgia fruitful cooperation.

    24 Oct 2017 more
  • Two sides of the same coin: gender inequality and violence against women

    Opening Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the plenary session of the Five Days of Violence Prevention Conference at Johannesburg, South Africa


    02 Oct 2017 more