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International Day of Rural Women

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide. International Day of Rural Women will be celebrated in Telavi, alongside with the first regional presentation …

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United Nations Predicts 4,3% Economic Growth in Current Year

The United Nations published the 2018 World Economic Growth Prognosis In 2018-2019, the United Nations is expecting 3% economic growth in the world. The United Nations is predicting for 4,3% economic growth in Georgia this year. According to the United Nations, the unemployment rate in Georgia in 2017 was 11.4%, …

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Working Together for the Region — ESCAP and ASEAN

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown to be an exemplary role model for regional cooperation guiding the 10-country bloc on the path toward shared prosperity and sustainable development. Since its launch in 1967, ASEAN has indeed come a long way in accelerating economic …

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Paris Climate Agreement to Take Effect Nov. 4

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said late Wednesday that the European Union …

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Georgia’s GDP is Expected to Rise: UN Report

GDP Georgia

UN predicts Georgia’s real GDP growth at 2.5 percent in 2016, 2.7 percent — in 2017, according to the UN report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016. According to the UN data, Georgia’s GDP growth decreased up to 2.5 percent in 2015 (compared to 4.8 percent in 2014, 3.3 percent …

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UNGA 2030 Agenda : An Agenda for People

UNGA formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Friday . “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms – an agenda for the planet, our common home,” declared Mr. Ban as …

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Iran’s President sat off for New York to Attend UNAG

Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani left Tehran for New York on Sept. 24 to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly. “Meeting with heads of Islamic, Asian, European, African, and American countries is among my plans during this trip,” Rouhani said, speaking to reporters before leaving the Iranian capital for the United …

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UN to Receive Wine-Making Qvevri From Georgia

A piece of Georgian culture and tradition is going on show at the United Nations Geneva office to mark the organisation’s 70th anniversary. In 2013, Georgia’s unique traditional method of fermenting wine in qvevri was registered on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list of United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organisation …

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Malala Yousafzai: Simple Idea to Fund Education

According to an estimate by the laureate’s nonprofit group, the Malala Fund, about $39 billion would be needed each year to fund the schooling. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on July 7 urged world leaders to cut “eight days of military spending” in order to fund access for all …

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