New York, 20 September – One year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more than 140 world leaders as well as high-level officials from the private sector, civil society and academia will gather at the United Nations this week to recognize the unprecedented global commitment made to end poverty and build a more sustainable world.
“The true test of our commitment as a global community to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will be in its implementation,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon. “We need action from everyone, everywhere. If Governments, businesses and civil society work together, we can build a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all by 2030.”
State Fund for the Protection and Assistance of the (Statutory) Victims of Human Trafficking (hereinafter “State Fund”) hosted an opening ceremony of the first state-run crisis center for the victims of domestic violence in Georgia based in the capital, Tbilisi. The event was supported by UN Women in the framework of the UN Joint Programme to Enhance Gender Equality funded by the government of Sweden.
Quality of roads, public kindergartens, cleaning service and citizen engagement in decision-making are in focus of a research commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and carried out by the Georgian research company ACT in November 2015.
The discussion about key findings of the study on 27 July 2016 brought together representatives of the Georgian Government, Parliament, local authorities, civil society and international organizations.
Representatives of civil society organizations present first findings of election media monitoring. Photo: Daro Sulakauri/UNDP
Three civil society organizations – Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Internews – Georgia and Civic Development Institute (CDI), released the first media monitoring report ahead of the 8 October Parliamentary elections in Georgia.
A press conference on July 22, 2016, brought together representatives of the Georgian media, non-governmental and international organizations, and diplomatic missions.
The implementation of the Law on Early and Preschool Education was discussed at the conference organized by the Parliament of Georgia with the support of UNICEF. The conference was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and the Mayor of Tbilisi as putting the main principles of the Law in practice requires coordinated and more enhanced efforts from the central as well as municipal authorities.
UN Resident Coordinator Niels Scott has joined the Road Safety public awareness campaign For Your Own Sake, For Your Safety!' launched by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. In his video message he calls on “to make a commitment to ourselves, our children and our communities that, from today forward, we will work towards the goal of reducing road traffic accidents in the country by 50 percent by the year 2020”, like what the UN global action plan requires member countries to do.more