Government of Georgia Presents Key Areas of Rural Development in 2017-2020

On 16 March 2017, the Government of Georgia presented the national Strategy for Rural Development 2017-2020 and the Rural Development Action Plan 2017 to representatives of the national and local authorities, civil society organizations, diplomatic missions and international agencies. The event was opened by the...

Georgian Millennials Learn New Technologies and New Professions

Schoolchildren from the village Agara spent a whole day on March 24 in Technopark, a new center for technology and innovation which aims to promote technological development in Georgia. The information tour aimed to show young people the power of technology and its practical application in different professions....

Blog: Biofuelling Sustainable Development in Georgia

Read this story on Medium. Travelling to the region of Kakheti in east Georgia always brings winemaking to one’s mind. The region is famous for its vast vineyards and delicious traditional wines. Indeed, I was interested in vineyards when I visited Kakheti in December 2016, but not as a source of wine but rather a...

Gender Equality Council Introduces Its Annual Action Plan for 2017

Members of the Parliament of Georgia and representatives of international and local organizations gathered at the presentation of the draft Annual Action Plan for Gender Equality on March 16. The First Deputy Chairperson and the Chair of the Gender Equality Council (GEC), Ms. Tamar Chugoshvili opened the meeting....

Success Story: 120 Years of Struggle for Equality

Read this story on Medium. Starting from March 8, 2017, Barbare Jorjadze’s Room in the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia will become a favourite place for those interested in feminism and gender equality. Named after the first Georgian feminist and female writer of the 19th century, the author of...

Barbare Jorjadze’s Room Opens in National Library of the Parliament of Georgia

On March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day, the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia opened its first reading room named after a woman.  Barbare Jorjadze’s Room carries a name of the first Georgian feminist and female writer of the 19th century. The Room provides access to information and resources...

European Union Supports Azerbaijan and Georgia to Raise Standard of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control at the Border

On March 1, 2017, Azerbaijani and Georgian border officials joined hands with representatives of the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to lay a cornerstone for the new border check facilities at the Red Bridge crossing point. A construction of laboratory premises for veterinary...

Georgia will Develop National Strategy of Sustainable Urban Transport

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), organised the first national discussion about sustainable urban transport. Opened by Gigla Agulashvili, Minister of Environment and...

Protecting Georgia from Floods

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) summarized a five-year long initiative that aimed to introduce modern approaches in flood management and bring on climate resilient economic practices and adaptation measures. The closing event...

The Parliament of Georgia and UNDP Encourage Greater Participation of Women in Politics

TBILISI. 21 February 2017 – The Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia hosted a reception on February 21, 2017, to welcome newly elected women MPs and reiterate Parliament’s commitment to promoting equal opportunities for men and women. Under the theme We All Gain with More Women in Politics and Economy, the...

UK Government, UNDP Support Public Administration Reform in Georgia

The Government of Georgia, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled key findings of a recent research which examines public perceptions towards the Georgian civil service and job satisfaction of civil servants. The...