Georgia

UN chief calls for ‘increased commitment’ to resolution on 10th anniversary of Georgia conflict

Ten years after conflict involving Georgia, Russia and the South Ossetia region broke out, United Nations chief, António Guterres said on Tuesday that “increased commitment” is needed by “relevant actors” to advance the on-going reconciliation and peace process.

Solidarity strengthens nations addressing severe challenges, Georgia’s Prime Minister tells UN Assembly

Offering his condolences to the victims of the recent natural disasters in North America, Georgia’s Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, told delegations at the United Nations today that no country is immune from natural disasters, saying “solidarity is what strengthens nations addressing these severe challenges.”

South Ossetia: Ban calls on all parties to refrain from any steps that could be seen as 'provocative'

Concerned by the recent events at the line of control of South Ossetia, in Georgia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his concerns regarding activities that may negatively impact the freedom of movement and livelihood of the local population

Despite progress, Georgia needs to do more, says UN expert dealing with torture

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture today praised the Government of Georgia for its positive advances in the treatment of prisoners since the October 2012 parliamentary election but cautioned that “there is still room for improvement and a need for anchoring.”

Ban praises late Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze for contributing to efforts to overcome the divisions of the Cold War.

Georgia must seize opportunity to improve conditions of displaced persons – UN expert

A United Nations independent expert today praised Georgia for its commitment to improve the living conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed that the country must continue making advancements to ensure they can live in safety and dignity.

Georgia: UN condemns prisoner abuses exposed in television footage

The United Nations has condemned abuses committed against prisoners in Georgia that were exposed in videos made public this week, and urged that the violations be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.

Georgia: UN expert warns about arbitrary restrictions against opposition

An independent United Nations human rights expert voiced alarm today at the increasing climate of fear and intimidation against opposition parties, labour unions and members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Georgia.

Citing excessive detention in Georgia, UN experts urge reform

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts has urged Georgian authorities to tackle problems in the country’s judiciary, warning of harsh sentences, a lack of bail and what they called an excessive use of detention.

Georgia: UN calls for probe into use of force against anti-Government protesters

The United Nations human rights office today voiced concern about the disproportionate use of force against anti-Government protesters in Tbilisi, Georgia, last week and called for a probe into the actions of the police.