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Historic Insight into Energy Efficiency Traditions in Georgian Architecture

What Georgian homes and cities looked like centuries ago? Did our ancestors consider any energy efficiency measures as they designed their homes? Did climate change have any effect on traditional Georgian architecture? The new documentary series by a renown Georgian documentarist, Toma Chagelishvili, provides a historic view of Georgia’s energy …

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Parliamentary Action for SDGs Kicks off in Georgia

The Parliament of Georgia joins hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of Sweden and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to introduce effective tools for monitoring and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The national Parliamentary Action for SDGs will focus on all available parliamentary mechanisms, such as law-making, budgeting, …

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Georgian Parliament Tests Committee Inquiries

Today, Members of the Georgian Parliament learned how to hold Committee Inquiries based on the practices of the British Parliament. The information session was held on April 30, 2018, and was facilitated by an international expert from the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) invited by the United Nations Development Programme …

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Rural Women in Georgia Make Strides towards Economic Empowerment

Education and economic activities empower and equip women to make life-determining choices and secure brighter future for their country,” said Esabelle Dingizian, Third Vice Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, while meeting women farmers in Kachreti community college “Aisi”.  Representatives of the Parliament of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden to Georgia and …

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Proving Myths Wrong Every Day

“Village women have no easy life. Daily tasks never end. Though I believe you can do a lot for yourself, for your family, for your community. It takes effort, but it’s possible,” says Keti Gorelishvili. Keti lives in Sakobiano, a small village in Pankisi Gorge, populated by a Muslim community. …

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Fighting Poverty and Discrimination

“It’s not easy to be a woman, especially if you live in rural areas. But I tell all women I meet that they need to go out into the world and see what they can do for others. You can’t make your little home perfect if your big home is …

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Women That Inspire Us: Irma

Irma Khetsuriani, 34, is number one is everything she does. Irma is Georgia’s first wheelchair woman fencer, first champion of the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup, and first Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals. “Wheelchair makes you neither victim, nor hero. I can be strong, I can do good things. …

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EU, UNDP Help Link Business Development with Legislative Openness

Up to 60 representatives of business companies met members of the Georgian Parliament on 2 April 2018 to discuss how legislative openness affects business environment and offer some practical suggestions for Georgia’s third, 2018-2019 Open Parliament Action Plan. The meeting was organized by the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and …

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Stepping Up Regional and Local Development

Georgian Government joins hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the governments of Austria and Switzerland to promote reforms in regional and local development. The initiative, launched on 20 March 2018, will help Georgia to implement the country’s new vision of decentralization and local self-governance, while focusing on …

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Gender Equality at the Heart of Sustainable Development

Georgia and Mongolia join hands with the United Nations Development Programme to discuss national experience in empowering rural women and girls at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women. New York. 12 March 2018 – UNDP and the Delegations of Georgia and Mongolia to the United Nations hosted …

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Women That Inspire Us

Meet Irma, Ketevan and Keti— three achievers who believe in what they do, move forward against the odds, and change the world one step at a time. I Can Fly Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP Irma Khetsuriani, 34, is number one is everything she does. Irma is Georgia’s first wheelchair woman fencer, first …

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