UN Day in KutaisiBack

On October 22 over 200 young people gathered in Kutaisi Botanic Garden  to celebrate United Nations Day.

Under the slogan “Global Goals Generation”, several activities in collaboration with Kutaisi  municipality and NGOs took place for  youth to demonstrate the value of youth engagement, highlight their energy and passion and accelerate action on climate change for the planet.

Sabine Machl, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia, Nino Tvaltvadze, Deputy Mayor of Kutaisi Municipality, Ioseb Khakhaleishvili, Deputy  State Representative of Imereti Region, Eka Laliashvii, Chair of the Board of Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads  and Lika Kiladze, Chair of the Board of Education Development and Employment Center  took part in the event.

A drawing contest highlighting the values of climate solidarity and promoting SDGs; public lecture  on the Sustainable Development Goals by  Esma Gumberidze, Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations, and tree planting campaign was organized  to mobilize young people and motivate them to save our planet.

At the end of the event the UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia awarded the winners of the drawing contest and quiz on the Sustainable Development Goals with certificates and memorable gifts.

The event in Kutaisi was organized by the UN Office in Georgia in cooperation with the Kutaisi Municipality, the Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads  and the Education Development and Employment Center.

The  theme of this year’s UN Week organized on October 17 -24  is ‘ Global Goals Generation’. A number of activities are planned countrywide, including planting of 550 trees in Tbilisi.