Enhancing confidence building efforts

Mar 22, 2013

From left to right: Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia; Jamie McGoldrick, Head of UNDP in Georgia; and Angele Samura, Deputy Head of Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP


TBILISI. 22 March 2013 - The Government of the Netherlands, through the Dutch Stability Fund, contributed Euro 200 thousand for the implementation of a joint EU/UNDP initiative โ€“ Confidence Building Early Response Mechanism (COBERM).

Jamie McGoldrick, Head of the United Nations Development Programme in Georgia, and Angele Samura, Deputy Head of Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, signed an agreement on 22 March 2013, in the UN House in Tbilisi.

Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia, attended the event.

The overall objective of COBERM is to foster a peaceful transformation of conflicts. The programme supports civil society initiatives with a demonstrable impact on confidence building within and across conflict divided communities.

The first stage of the programme in 2010-2012 featured a number of successful projects, such as: youth summer camps, peace journalism, publishing of a Georgian-Ossetian and Ossetian-Georgian dictionary, a collection of stories and discussion papers by the South Caucasus writers and scholars, and digitalisation of archive documents related to Abkhazia.

The second stage of the programme will run till May 2015 with Euro 5 million in EU funding.

Contact information

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, 599 196907 (mobile), Sophie.Tchitchinadze@undp.org

Tamar Mikadze, European Union Delegation to Georgia, +995 32 294 3763, Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Georgia 
Go to UNDP Global

A

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan

B

Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi

C

Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo (Dem. Republic of) Congo (Republic of) Costa Rica Cรดte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus

D

Democratic People's Republic of Korea Djibouti Dominican Republic

E

Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia

G

Gabon Gambia Georgia Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana

H

Haiti Honduras

I

India Indonesia Iran Iraq (Republic of)

J

Jamaica Jordan

K

Kazakhstan Kenya Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan

L

Lao PDR Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya

M

Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Mauritania Mauritius & Seychelles Mexico Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar

N

Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria

P

Pacific Office Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People

R

Russian Federation Rwanda

S

Samoa (Multi-country Office) Sรฃo Tomรฉ and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Syria

T

Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Timor-Leste Togo Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan

U

Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uruguay Uzbekistan

V

Venezuela Viet Nam

Y

Yemen

Z

Zambia Zimbabwe