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12 Apr 2019 Georgia: UN experts urge responsible business conduct to tackle work accidents and pollution

Georgia: UN experts urge responsible business conduct to tackle work accidents and pollution

GENEVA / TBILISI (12 April 2019) – The Government of Georgia and businesses in the country must take urgent, robust action to address critical business and human rights challenges, say a group of UN human rights experts.

“We were alarmed at how a decade of deregulation aimed at attracting foreign investment has become a carte blanche for irresponsible business practices,” said Surya Deva, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, presenting a statement at the end of a 10-day visit to the country.

 

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11 Apr 2019 Georgia: UN experts visit to assess corporate respect for human rights

Georgia: UN experts visit to assess corporate respect for human rights

Georgia: UN experts visit to assess corporate respect for human rights

GENEVA (29 March 2019) – The United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights is undertaking its first official country visit to Georgia from 3 to 12 April to assess efforts to identify, prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of business operations.

At the end of their mission on Friday 12 April, 13:00, Marriott Courtyard Hotel (4 Freedom Square, Tbilisi) the experts will hold a press conference to present preliminary observations from their visit. Access will be strictly limited to journalists.

“The inclusion of a specific chapter on business and human rights in the 2018-20 Georgian Human Rights National Action Plan demonstrates the commitment of the Government to promote corporate respect for human rights. We look forward to learning about the concrete steps to develop a coherent policy framework and translate this commitment into reality,” said Mr. Surya Deva, Chairperson of the Working Group’s and member of the country visit delegation.

 

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08 Apr 2019 Georgia harnesses European expertise in rural development

Georgia harnesses European expertise in rural development

Leading experts and policy-makers from Georgia and European Union (EU) member states gathered in Tbilisi on 8 April 2019 to take part in the international conference “Rural Development Policy 2020+. Translating European practice into Georgian reality”. With a focus on rural development policy and practice, the Conference aims to assist the Government of Georgia in developing its second national Rural Development Strategy for 2020-2027.

The Conference was opened by the President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili.

 

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05 Mar 2019 Modern technology creates new opportunities for achieving gender equality

Modern technology creates new opportunities for achieving gender equality

Tech4Equality Talk on International Women’s Day – a spotlight on women in science and technology  

Tech makers, women scientists and promoters of equality in technologies met young people today for an inspirational Tech4Equality talk on new ways of empowering women and girls by supporting their involvement in the field of technology and science. In focus was a “generational breakthrough” now taking place which has the potential to make women and girls in science and tech a driving force for social change.

 

 

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19 Feb 2019 Georgia kicks off USD 70 million programme to prevent natural disasters

Georgia kicks off USD 70 million programme to prevent natural disasters

The Government of Georgia today launched a seven-year, USD 70 million programme aimed at protecting the public from the natural disasters that can be triggered by the extreme weather events caused by climate change. Funded by the Green Climate Fund (USD 27 million), the Swiss Government (USD 5 million) and the Government of Georgia (USD 38 million), the initiative will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture in close partnership with other Government agencies.

 

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22 Jan 2019 Georgia marks progress towards sustainable development

Georgia marks progress towards sustainable development

The SDG Council discusses Georgia’s national goals related to economic growth, education and climate change and environment

Georgia’s progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was discussed on 22 January 2019 at the annual meeting of the national Council on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chaired by the Administration of the Government of Georgia and the United Nations, the SDG Council brought together over 130 representatives of the Georgian Government, United Nations, civil society, private sector, academic institutions and international organisations.

 

 

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