Government of Georgia joins hands with the European Union and United Nations to enhance human rights protection (07/06/2016)
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; Niels Scott, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Georgia, and Manana Kobakhidze, Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, opened the event with welcome remarks to representatives of the Government, Parliament, civil society, international organizations, diplomatic missions and the media.
The reception acknowledged Georgia’s progress in promoting national mechanisms for the effective protection of human rights, including for the endorsement of the National Human Rights Strategy by the Parliament of Georgia two years ago, in May 2014.
The event also informed about the launch of a large-scale three-year programme to support the implementation and monitoring of the National Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan in the areas prioritized by the European Union-Georgia agreements – the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups, internal and external oversight of law enforcement, children’s rights, labour rights, protection of privacy, and freedom of expression and information.
The programme “Human Rights for All” is funded by the European Union and jointly implemented by the four UN agencies – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and International Labour Organization (ILO).
Sophie Mosidze, Administration of the Government of Georgia
Tamar Mikadze, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org, +995 32 294 3763
Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP Georgia, email@example.com, +995 599 196907