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06 Dec 2016 description

Georgia - IOM Georgia has launched a regional two-year project: Enhancing Mechanisms for Prevention, Detection and Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) among Migrant and Mobile Populations in the South Caucasus Countries. It will be implemented in close collaboration with IOM Missions in Armenia and Azerbaijan, and with national authorities and partners in the three South Caucasus countries.

01 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - "Poorly managed migration could contribute to the global impact of AIDS, but migration itself is not a cause for the disease," said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing on World AIDS Day, December 1.

24 Nov 2016 description

A policy called “isolation” by residents of post-Soviet conflict regions – Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which have sought to secede from Georgia, and the Nagorno-Karabakh region at the heart of the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia – severely restricts their links with the world and contributes to a sense of living under siege, sometimes for over two decades. A tendency toward isolating populations is in place also in eastern Ukraine for separatist Donetsk and Lugansk. Transnistria, the breakaway region of Moldova, has more trade and travel ties but development has not followed.

22 Nov 2016 description

Georgia - IOM Georgia, in coordination with the Non-Communicable Diseases Department of Georgia’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), last week (17/11) organized a meeting in Tbilisi to present a migrant-inclusive country strategy on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and corresponding Action Plan for 2016-2020.

21 Nov 2016 description


The fourth phase of “Disaster Risk Reduction to Improve Resilience of Communities and Institutions in the South Caucasus” programme has been launched by DG European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and its partners: Save the Children, Georgian Red Cross Society, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland (ASB), and Oxfam (with implementing partners BRIDGE and BSEA).

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

17 Nov 2016 description

Key messages

  • Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can restore a sense of normalcy and safety and provide them with important life skills. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

  • The Commission currently dedicates over 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid.

09 Nov 2016 description
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(Tbilisi, 9 November 2016) – a few dozen representatives from the government, UN agencies and NGOs with the humanitarian mandate are participating in a joint simulation exercise that is taking place in Georgia for the first time in years.

Some 70 exercise participants are testing not only their individual preparedness but more importantly the common preparedness to act and deliver in large-scale emergencies.

03 Nov 2016 description

VIENNA, 3 November 2016 - Addressing the OSCE Permanent Council today, the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions (GID) - Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus Guenther Baechler, UN Representative Antti Turunen and EU Special Representative Herbert Salber - highlighted some progress in the GID.

The GID - launched eight years ago - bring together participants from Tbilisi, Moscow, Washington, Tskhinvali and Sukhumi to address the consequences of the 2008 conflict in Georgia.

28 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council


Speakers Voice Support, but Stress Adherence to United Nations Charter Principles

The United Nations was committed to strengthening its partnership with regional organizations in Eurasia and Central Asia on peace and security matters, even though their strategies may sometimes differ, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today.

20 Oct 2016 description


12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

28 Sep 2016 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

28 Sep 2016 description
report World Vision
  • The Index uses specific child protection articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and principles from a “systems approach” to child protection as the common foundation
  • The first pilot project covered 9 countries from South East Europe and South Caucasus
  • The Index framework consists of four sections of indicators: child vulnerability, governance environment, UNCRC child protection issues, and social work.
19 Sep 2016 description
report Georgia Red Cross

Georgia Red Cross Society conducted baseline survey in the framework of the second phase of the project “Building Safe and Resilient Communities” which is supported by Austrian Development Cooperation and Austrian Red Cross.Survey was conducted in Kakheti Region, namely in five target branches: Sagarejo, Telavi, Kvareli, Lagodekhi and Akhmeta.

14 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

13 septembre 2016 – A l'ouverture de la 33e session du Conseil des droits de l'homme mardi à Genève, le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, a exprimé sa préoccupation face au refus d'un nombre croissant d'États membres d'accorder au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'Homme (HCDH) ou aux mécanismes des droits de l'homme, l'accès aux pays ou aux régions spécifiques qu'ils demandent.

08 Sep 2016 description

There has been a recent increase in efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health into emergency and disaster risk management for health have yielded many lessons. These efforts take a non-linear path based on opportunities, honest reflection and iterative processes. Further, where response capacity is overwhelmed in spite of preparedness efforts, adaptability and flexibility are essential to continuous improvement.

06 Sep 2016 description
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Transforming horizontal and vertical relationships

31 Aug 2016 description

OSCE’s democracy and rights arm ODIHR opened on August 30 election observation mission for Georgia’s October 8 parliamentary polls.

Currently the mission includes a core team of 12 experts from 9 countries based in Tbilisi, which will be joined by 26 long-term observers from September 5, who will be deployed across the country to monitor pre-election developments.

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has requested the OSCE participating states to send 350 short-term observers to monitor election day and the vote counting process.

25 Aug 2016 description
report Oxfam

Background, evaluation objectives and methodology