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24 Sep 2018 Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons

Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons

GENEVA (21 September 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will conduct an official visit to Georgia from 25 September to 5 October 2018.

“The visit provides an important opportunity to assess the implementation of existing national and international human rights standards to combat violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the country,” said Madrigal-Borloz.

 

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21 Aug 2018 The Government of Georgia and the Disaster Management Country Team sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The Government of Georgia and the Disaster Management Country Team sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On 16 August 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Georgia and the Disaster Management Country Team (DMCT).

At the signing, Mr. Niels Scott, the UN Resident Coordinator and the Chairperson of the DMCT said that ‘Our collaboration stated under the MoU is critical as it lays the ground for our joint action positioned and mandated to work across sectors and responding to people’s needs by articulating the nexus between humanitarian and development assistance’.

 

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07 Aug 2018 Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Tenth Anniversary of the August 2008 conflict in Georgia

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Tenth Anniversary of the August 2008 conflict in Georgia

On the tenth anniversary of the 2008 conflict in Georgia, the Secretary-General recalls that it is a reminder of the need to resolve this and other protracted conflicts in Europe.  This requires increased commitment by the relevant actors, backed by strong political will and a reinvigoration of mediation processes.

The Secretary-General urges all the participants in the Geneva International Discussions to adopt a constructive, forward-looking approach that would allow this indispensable mechanism to fulfill its mandate. All concerned should prioritize progress through appropriate dialogue and refrain from divisive policies and unilateral actions that may adversely impact regional peace and security.

 

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30 Jul 2018 Gardabani: Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

Gardabani: Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

On July 30 – August 3 the Gardabani Municipality hosted the first workshop on Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop aimed to familiarize members the Municipality Sakrebulo (local assembly) and representatives of local self-government bodies with the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda with the final goal of strengthening the role of local governments in localizing the SDGs.

 

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30 Jul 2018 Invisible in Plain Sight - Launch of the IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Information Campaign

Invisible in Plain Sight - Launch of the IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Information Campaign

30 July is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. To mark this day the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, Mission in Georgia will officially launch its “Invisible in Plain Sight” counter-trafficking campaign on 10:00 in Rooms Hotel Tbilisi. The campaign is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.

“The Invisible in Plain Sight” campaign is implemented by IOM jointly with the State Fund for Protection and Assistance of (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. It is an art-installation, presenting real stories of trafficking victims, which will be placed near the Rustaveli Metro station in Tbilisi.

 

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17 Jul 2018 UNDP joins the OGP Global Summit with a renewed call for collaboration between States and citizens

UNDP joins the OGP Global Summit with a renewed call for collaboration between States and citizens

The Fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit focuses on new ways to achieve openness, transparency and accountability in governance.

Putting people first and transforming the governance systems based on the principles of openness, accountability and engagement is in the focus of the Fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit unrolling in Georgia on 17-19 July 2018.

Throughout the three Summit days, representatives the OGP’s 96 participating governments and thousands of civil society organizations are exchanging ideas on how to make governments more responsive to the citizens they serve and how to empower people to take more active part in decision-making.

 

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