06 Sep 2016
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.
27 Jul 2016
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.
22 Jul 2016
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.
18 Jul 2016
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.
13 Jul 2016
Reflecting the EU's key commitment to cooperation with Georgia, on 14 July Commissioner Hahn will travel to Georgia to deliver the keynote speech at the 13th Batumi International Conference on "Georgia's European Way 2016" together with high ranking Georgian politicians. In addition, he will hold a series of bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Davit Bakradze.Continue Reading...
06 Jun 2016
The Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of the Government of Georgia, European Union and United Nations organized a reception on 6 June 2016 under the theme “Human Rights for All: Georgia on the Path to Implementing National Human Rights Strategy 2014-2020”.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia; Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia; and Niels Scott, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Georgia, opened the event with welcome remarks to representatives of the Government, Parliament, civil society, international organizations, diplomatic missions and the media.
02 Jun 2016
The UN Human Rights Office adopted the conclusion and the recommendation regarding the 4th intermittent report of Georgia of August 19, 2014, namely: “The State shall investigate the past inhuman treatment facts taking place prior to 2012 Elections to prevent political revenge. The state shall undertake all necessary measures within authority to provide the victims of the offenses with effective protection in line with the paragraph 3, Article 2 of the Convention”.
The Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee, based on the hereof recommendations, set up the working group to develop the legal estimation of past torture and inhuman treatment facts (2004-2012). The legal document was been publicly represented in Hualing Hotel, attended by the Prime Minister, the Speaker, the Chair of the Supreme Court, legislative and executive authorities, Public Defender and the diplomatic corps.