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Participation of Georgia in the High Level Dialogue on “Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda”

Permanent Representative of Georgia, Ambassador Kaha Imnadze delivered a statement at the general debates of the High Level Dialogue on the “Building Sustainable Peace for all: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda”, which was held in New-York on 24-25 January 2017 by the initiative of the President of General Assembly (http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/general-assembly/watch/part-1-plenary-debate-building-sustainable-peace-for-all-synergies-between-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-and-sustaining-peace-general-assembly-71st-session-high-level-dialogue/5295977573001). Ambassador Imnadze emphasized the inextricable link between sustainable development and sustaining peace and underlined the key importance of the SDG 16 of the 2030 Agenda in guiding our efforts towards peaceful societies.

The Permanent Representative spoke about the continuous violations of the human rights of ethnic Georgian population of the occupied regions of the country and about the efforts of the Government of Georgia to ensure that the services provided by the state institutions: health care, education, civil registration or others, are equally accessible and utilized by the people living on the other side of the occupation line. In this regard, he emphasized the importance of ensuring independent international human rights monitoring on the ground.

Ambassador Imnadze spoke on the significance of women inclusion and emphasized that peace is more sustainable if women are included at all stages and all times as equal members of society. 

Stressing the particular importance of effective, transparent and inclusive institutions, he pointed out that e-governance and use of modern technology ensures maximum transparency and efficiency of the public service delivery, and the inclusion of the civil society into the public administration. In this regard, Ambassador highlighted Georgia’s achievements in this field that have been recognized by various international organizations, including the UNDP and OGP and have been used as good examples for replication in other parts of the world.

Ms. Elene Agladze, Deputy Permanente Representative of Georgia took part in the discussions of the Workshop III (http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/watch/workshop-3-building-sustainable-peace-for-all-synergies-between-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-and-sustaining-peace-general-assembly-71st-session-high-level-dialogue/5295876232001), held in the frames of the High Level Dialogue on the topic: “Strengthening transparent, inclusive, and accountable institutions for Peace and Sustainable Development”. Underlining the importance of transparent, inclusive, and accountable institutions and she brought national examples of successfully using e-governance for efficient delivery of public services in the country.

New York, 25 January 2017

 
 

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