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05 Jun 2019 SDG Festival 2019 – Leave No One Behind

SDG Festival 2019 – Leave No One Behind

Ambrolauri hosts Georgia’s second Sustainable Development Goals Festival

On 7 June 2019, the town of Ambrolauri in the Georgian region of Racha will host the Sustainable Development Goals Festival, which is initiated and organized by the United Nations in Georgia. The slogan of this year’s Festival echoes the core theme of the SDGs: “Leave No One Behind.”

The SDGs comprise 17 global goals that were adopted by all the member states of the United Nations in September 2015, with the aim of ending poverty, eliminating inequality and saving the planet by 2030.

The President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili, and the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator, Sabine Machl, will address the participants and guests of the Festival at the grand opening in the evening.

Representatives of the Government of Georgia, civil society, the private sector and diplomatic community, as well residents of the Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti region, will participate in the event.

The Festival will address the five pillars of the SDG’s – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership – transforming public space in Ambrolauri into a colourful display of activities illustrating the country’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The agenda for the day includes sport activities, interactive seminars and workshops, talks and exhibitions. The end of the day will see a fair of local agricultural products and an open-air concert featuring well-known Georgian artists.

 

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01 May 2019 Prime Minister: Our country has turned into a regional leader and advanced in democratic transformation and economic growth, great merits to our friends and their support

Prime Minister: Our country has turned into a regional leader and advanced in democratic transformation and economic growth, great merits to our friends and their support

"Great merits to the priceless contribution and essential support of friends, our country has turned into a regional leader and advanced in democratic transformation and economic growth" stated Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia in his speech delivered at the Joint Steering Committee Meeting of the United Nations (UN) and Government of Georgia today.

Head of Government of Georgia stressed the effective and efficient cooperation with UN and 16 of its system agencies while noting that support and engagement of the organization has plaid a significant role in it.

"Georgia remains committed to the UN and its mission. Joint Strategy - Partnership for Sustainable Development - agreed by and between the UN and Government of Georgia covers five priority areas: democratic governance; job creation, living standards and social security; education and healthcare; security and protection of citizens. Joint Strategy fully complies with commitments and values of the Government of Georgia. In addition, priorities defined for 2019-2020 within the Joint Strategy are attuned with sector-specific policies and current reform agenda of my Government, thus enabling us to achieve greater success in the effective implementation of reforms and due delivery of the undertakings" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

 

 

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30 Jan 2019 Youth in Georgia

Youth in Georgia

Youth empowerment is a key to building up a truly democratic society

Increased investments in youth is a cornerstone for sustainable development of the country.

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27 Jan 2019 The Secretary-general Message on the Int'l Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

The Secretary-general Message on the Int'l Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Dear friends,

Today we honour the memory of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust – and the many other victims of unprecedented, calculated cruelty and horror.

This year’s observance falls amid an alarming increase in anti-Semitism.

From a deadly assault on a synagogue in the United States to the desecration of Jewish cemeteries in Europe, this centuries-old hatred is not only still strong – it is getting worse.

We see the proliferation of neo-Nazi groups, and attempts to rewrite history and distort the facts of the Holocaust.

We see bigotry moving at lightning speed across the Internet.

 

 

 

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