It is summertime and farmers across Georgia are gearing up for harvest. Combines are ploughing through golden fields of wheat, barley, and oats, while trucks are being loaded with potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplants. This is highlight in the farming calendar, when what has been sown can finally be reaped. This is especially important in Georgia, where an estimated half of the population lives from agriculture.
A shipment of medical respirators, masks, goggles, face shields and gowns to enable health-care workers in Georgia to continue to respond effectively and safely to the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the country this week.
A new Europol-led project, funded by the European Union, has been launched, focused on strengthening the capacity of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to fight organised crime more effectively. The project will contribute to reducing crime and creating a safer living space for citizens in the region.
With support from the European Union, the two UN sister agencies will work with government bodies and civil society partners in six countries to challenge deeply ingrained gender stereotypes, increase men’s involvement in domestic work and childcare, and engage with potential perpetrators to prevent gender-based violence.
11 municipalities were awarded GEL 5 million in grants for local infrastructure and business development as part of programme to support integrated development of Kakheti, Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti