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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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20 Dec 2018 A specialized family type service established for children with disabilities in Tbilisi

A specialized family type service established for children with disabilities in Tbilisi

 A new Specialized Family-Type Service for Children with Severe Disabilities is being established in Tbilisi by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health, and Social Affairs with the support of USAID and UNICEF. M2 Real Estate company funded the construction of the alternative care facility. The company fully covered the construction costs. 

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17 Dec 2018 UN RC opening remarks at Tbilisi International Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum 2018

UN RC opening remarks at Tbilisi International Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum 2018

Welcoming remarks by UN Resident Coordinator Louisa Vinton

Dear Mr. Chairman of the Parliament

Excellencies, dear delegates and distinguished guests

On behalf of the United Nations family in Georgia, it’s an honor to be here to welcome you all to the second Tbilisi International Solidarity and Innovative Financing Forum.

Let me use this opportunity to congratulate Georgia on the achievements of its Presidency of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing, which included a lively discussion of innovations such as cryptocurrencies and blockchain on the margins of the UN General Assembly earlier this year.

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13 Dec 2018 EU and UNDP media monitoring examines three-year trends in election reporting

EU and UNDP media monitoring examines three-year trends in election reporting

Growing polarisation and political bias have been the general trends in the Georgian media since 2016. Televisions and online editions demonstrated significant improvement in reducing hate speech, which, however, remained a challenge for newspapers. Election coverage on the radios has not changed much in the last three years and stayed relatively balanced but superficial. Election coverage in all media segments lacked the presentation of electoral programmes and issue-oriented debates among competing electoral candidates.

These and other findings have been included in the final media monitoring reports of the 2018 Presidential Elections in Georgia, released on 13 December 2018 by the European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and three Georgian civil society organizations – Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Internews – Georgia and Civic Development Institute (CDI).

 

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