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Recognize reality of a rapidly ageing Asia-Pacific region and revitalize the role of older persons in society, urges UN forum

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Government officials, civil society representatives and international organizations today called for renewed momentum and swift action to advance the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in a regional review and appraisal convened on its 20th anniversary by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Asia-Pacific population is ageing faster than any other region in the world. There are now 630 million people aged 60 years or over, representing 60 per cent of the world’s older persons. By 2050, their number is projected to increase to 1.3 billion. The majority of older…

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Recognize reality of a rapidly ageing Asia-Pacific region and revitalize the role of older persons in society, urges UN forum

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Government officials, civil society representatives and international organizations today called for renewed momentum and swift action to advance the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in a regional review and appraisal convened on its 20th anniversary by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Asia-Pacific population…

UNDP and partners devote $700k to supporting entrepreneurship in Georgia’s regions

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The FINANCIAL — As the pandemic pushes Georgia’s economy into recession, with the severe job and income losses, local entrepreneurship and economic initiatives are key to protecting incomes of rural communities and bolstering their resilience to the crisis. To support economic recovery in Georgia’s regions, UNDP has committed USD 700,000 to promising local economic and…

Global Climate Fund supports FAO-led projects with $160 mln

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The FINANCIAL — The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved three new FAO-designed projects in Argentina, Guatemala and Sudan for a total amount of $158.6 million aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening resilience to climate change, and combating deforestation. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu stressed FAO’s willingness to continue working closely with GCF in support…

EU and FinExCoop Georgia share the best agricultural practices with farmers

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The FINANCIAL — Representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Agro Art and farmers from different regions of Georgia visited a potato and fodder beet demonstration plot in the village of Artsevani, Tsalka. The field day was organized in the framework of the EU funded “AFD-ENPARD…

UN Global Compact launches first regional network in Africa

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The FINANCIAL — The United Nations Global Compact today launched its first regional network in Africa for Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region at an event attended by representatives from business, civil society, academia and the United Nations.  The launch event featured commitments from CEOs in the region on the role that the private sector…

NATO Secretary General: Georgia is one of NATO’s most important partners

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The FINANCIAL — The meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was held today at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The process of Georgia’s NATO integration and Black Sea security were the main topics of discussion. The Secretary-General stated that “NATO supports Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized…

President of Georgia addressed UNGA high-level meeting

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The FINANCIAL — Yesterday, on September 21, the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili and the world leaders, took part in a high-level meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The event was held online due to the pandemic. In a video address to the leaders of the UN member states and the…

The Resolution on Georgian IDPS and Refugees was adopted by UN General Assembly

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The FINANCIAL — The UN General Assembly within its 74th session has adopted the Resolution on „Status of Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia and the Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, Georgia” that was initiated by Georgia and 53 sponsoring states. The General Assembly has been adopting the Resolution consecutively since 2008. The human rights situation…

UNSC Members support sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — On 5 August 2020, the UN Security Council discussed the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories and the Russia-Georgia conflict at its closed session dedicated to the 12th anniversary of Russia’s military aggression against Georgia. The parties expressed their extreme concern about the intensification of the so-called “borderisation process.” UN Security Council member states are also…

UN and EU launch initiative for gender equality in Eastern Partnership including Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — With support from the European Union, the two UN sister agencies will work with government bodies and civil society partners in six countries, including Georgia, 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. The programme aims at achieving real…