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The World Health Organisation Is In Crisis – And At A Crossroads

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just embarked up a year-long election to find a new Director-General to run the 8,000 person organisation. Arguably, the person who is eventually elected will not have an enviable job. WHO is mired in accusations of lack of transparency, corruption, and even stifling press …

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UN Begins New Project- Women’s Economic Strengthening in the South Caucasus

UN Women’s New Project Launches “Women’s Economic Strengthening in the South Caucasus” The presentation event, which will be attended by representatives of the Georgian government, donor organizations, private and civil society, will also discuss the main findings and conclusions that the CRRC-Georgia survey of women’s economic activity has revealed. The …

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Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets

Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region. Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region’s push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful …

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Supporting the Extended Producer’s Responsibility in Georgia

Over 70 Georgian Government officials, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, business associations, chambers and companies will get together on November 1, 2017, 09:30, in Hotel Holiday Inn, Tbilisi, to discuss the Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR) in Georgia. The meeting participants will discuss the EPR models and policy instruments in …

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UN Chief Ban Ki-moon To Visit Georgia

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UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon embarks on a two-day tour in Georgia, MFA of Georgia reported. During his visit, UN official will meet Georgian legislative and executive authorities.  It should be noted that, it is the first time after 1994, when UN chief visits Georgia. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits Georgia on a …

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Georgian Company Clean World Joins UN Global Compact

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The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, which promotes creation of sustainable and inclusive global economy for people, society and market. The initiative is based on 10 principles and 4 main directions: human rights, labor rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption. The mentioned 10 principles represent …

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Georgia Elected UN Human Rights Council Member for First Time

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New York- during the plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly, Georgia was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the term 2016-2018 with 177 votes. Overall 18 seats, distributed regionally, were available in the Council for elections in 2015.  Georgia was elected unopposed, taking …

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International Day of Rural Women October 15

“The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have gender equality and women’s empowerment at their core, and include a target to “double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular, women”. Indeed, rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 SDGs,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. …

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In UN Speech PM Says Georgia’s ‘Future is Bright’

Addressing the UN General Assembly on October 1, PM Irakli Garibashvili said Georgia’s “future is bright” and highlighted, as he put it, “progress in every policy area” made by the government. In a 20-minute UN speech, his second one since taking PM’s post two years ago, Garibashvili spoke on issues …

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