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14 Jun 2018 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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01 Mar 2018 Rural activism: Ketevan Khidasheli finds some scope to convince local women that they have potential

Rural activism: Ketevan Khidasheli finds some scope to convince local women that they have potential

When Ozurgeti district residents need to get advice and help, they know to come to the home of Ketevan Khidasheli. Ketevan  is a fierce activist for women's rights, working to  protect women from gender-based violence, open opportunities for youth and help religious minorities integrate into the local community.

As important, she is trying to convince the women themselves.

 “I have to convince women every day that they have great potential and can achieve anything they want if they try,” says Ketevan Khidasheli.

10 years ago, Ketevan dropped city comfort for rural activism and moved from vibrant Tbilisi to the small village Dvabzu, located in the Ozurgeti district of western Georgia’s Guria region.

 “Activism began for me in 2008, when my family and I moved from the capital to Dvabzu. At first, I did not really understand what activism entails, but with Taso Foundation [a local NGO that works for local women’s empowerment] training and support, I founded a group – the Dvabzu Women’s Center - for other keen parents,” Ketevan says. “We formed a youth club for children and  founded  a school newspaper that soon became a community newspaper called Soplis Khma (The Village Voice).”

 

 

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13 Feb 2018 Georgian Rugby Players join

Georgian Rugby Players join "Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women Campaign"

Georgian Rugby players once again unite for the "Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women Campaign” that has been run in their country to support UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign. The campaign is supported by the UN Joint Programme “Enhancing Gender Equality in Georgia” and funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The UN Joint Programme in Georgia is implemented by UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP.

 

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24 Sep 2017 Future in Focus – Georgia Celebrates the Global Goals Festival

Future in Focus – Georgia Celebrates the Global Goals Festival

RUSTAVI. 24 September 2017 – Hundreds of Georgians gathered in the city of Rustavi on September 24, 2017, to celebrate the first national Festival of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Future in Focus.  The event was organized by the United Nations in Georgia in partnership with the Rustavi City Hall and in cooperation with the UN’s national and international partners in Georgia.

„The Sustainable Development Goals are our last chance to save this planet and create a lasting future for ourselves and our children. To send this message far and wide, we join hands with the people of Georgia and our partners in the Government, civil society, private sector and international organizations. The Global Goals Festival is a call for immediate action to make the Sustainable Development Goals a priority for all,” – said Niels Scott, Head of the United Nations in Georgia.

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24 Sep 2017 UN in Georgia appoints three National Goodwill Ambassadors

UN in Georgia appoints three National Goodwill Ambassadors

Tbilisi, 24 September –  At a special event today at the Global Goals Festival in Rustavi,  three prominent Georgians were appointed UN’s newest National Goodwill Ambassadors, with a special focus on Sustainable Development Goals.

At appointment ceremony, the UN Resident Coordinator Niels Scott said the new UN National Goodwill Ambassadors give a much-needed voice to the Sustainable Development Goals in Georgia. “ I am grateful and excited to welcome Ms. Nino Sukhishvili, Mr. Gela Charkviani, and Ms. Irma Khetsuriani  as UN's Goodwill Ambassadors, confident that they will raise awareness and mobilize support for the Sustainable Development Goals”, he said.

 

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