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04 Dec 2017 EU and Partners – International Parliamentary Conference opens in Tbilisi

EU and Partners – International Parliamentary Conference opens in Tbilisi

TBILISI. 4 December 2017 – Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgian Parliament Speaker; Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia; Mikheil Janelidze, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; and Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, opened a two-day international parliamentary conference in Tbilisi on December 4, 2017 – EU and Partners Embracing Diversity for Stronger Unity.”

Bringing together representatives of the European Parliament and 17 parliaments of the European Union Member States, Candidate States and Eastern Partnership countries, the conference aims to discuss integration with the European Union as a framework for promoting internal reforms, and point out the benefits and challenges associated with the EU-inspired transformation.

Representatives of the Georgian Government, international organisations and the prominent leaders of civil society are taking part in the discussion.

Niels Scott – Head of the United Nations in Georgia; and Tamar Khulordava – Chairperson of the European Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, addressed the participants of this international forum with welcome remarks.

 

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31 Oct 2017 Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies:  From Words to Action: Implementing SDG 16+ in focus at International Forum in Georgia

Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: From Words to Action: Implementing SDG 16+ in focus at International Forum in Georgia

TBILISI. 31 October 2017 – Representatives from twenty-five countries gather in Tbilisi, Georgia, for an international Forum “From Words to Action: Implementing SDG 16+ at the local and national level.” From October 31 to November 2, 2017, the Forum will discuss best policy and practice in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the focus on SDG16 – Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.

“Georgia is honoured with the opportunity to host this important international event. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Georgia’s membership in the United Nations. Over this period, despite all difficulties, we managed to transform our country from a UN humanitarian aid recipient to a model state that assumed the Open Government Partnership (OGP) chairmanship this year. Throughout the past decade, Georgia has achieved tangible progress in building strong state institutions and ensuring: a free civil society; free media; free markets; social cohesion, and the rule of law.  The global sustainable development agenda provides us with the great prospect to consolidate our achievements, share success and learn from each other’s experience”, Mikheil Janelidze, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, said in his welcome remarks to the Forum participants.

Head of the United Nations in Georgia, Niels Scott, stressed the role of international partnership and cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.  

 

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24 Oct 2017 Georgia celebrates 25th anniversary in UN

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.

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17 Oct 2017 FAO celebrates World Food Day in Georgia

FAO celebrates World Food Day in Georgia

This year World Food Day was celebrated in over 150 countries, including Georgia. An event was organized by the Representation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Georgia and the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia. This year WFD was dedicated to the importance of food security and rural development in addressing the root causes of migration. The slogan for World Food Day 2017 was: Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.

The event was opened with the welcome addresses by Mr. Levan Davitashvili, the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Mr. Mamuka Meskhi, Assistant FAO Representative in Georgia, Mr. Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Arad Benkö, the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria and Mr. Grigol Giorgadze, the First Deputy Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia.

The speakers highlighted the importance of rural development and food security to challenge young generation to stay in their home villages and rural areas and become successful farmers.

 

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12 Sep 2017 United Nations General Assembly opens on 12 September 2017

United Nations General Assembly opens on 12 September 2017

The General Assembly of the United Nations opens its seventy-second session on Tuesday, 12 September, at 3 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Assembly’s annual general debate, when Heads of State and Government and other senior national representatives gather to present their views about pressing world issues, will open on Tuesday, 19 September, and run through Monday, 25 September.

 

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11 Sep 2017 President of the seventy-second session of the United Nations General Assembly H. E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcák

President of the seventy-second session of the United Nations General Assembly H. E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcák

On 31 May 2017, the General Assembly of the United Nations elected H. E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia as President of its seventy-second session, which spans from September 2017 to September 2018. At the time of his election, Mr. Lajčák was serving his third term as Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, a position he held since April 2012. From April 2012 to March 2016, Mr. Lajčák also served as Deputy Prime Minister of his country.

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