Georgia

Georgia: Ban considers dispatching fact-finding mission

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the possibility of dispatching a United Nations fact-finding mission to Georgia, where nearly 160,000 people were uprooted by the conflict that rocked the Caucasus nation last month.

UN World Court begins proceedings on Georgia, Russia

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today kicked off three days of urgent proceedings regarding Georgia’s recent case against Russia.

UN organizes campaign to help Georgia's children return to school

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is organizing a campaign to ensure that all children in Georgia can start the new school year this month, following the recent conflict in the Caucasus country.

UN sounds alarm on humanitarian conditions in Georgian city

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed concern over the humanitarian conditions facing people in and around the town of Gori, which lies just south of the border of the separatist region of South Ossetia.

Over 2,000 displaced from Georgia buffer zone register with UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency says that some 2,300 people from villages in the buffer zone between the Georgian town of Gori and the breakaway region of South Ossetia have registered in Gori as internally displaced people.

Tensions remain high in Georgia, Security Council hears

The overall situation in and around Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains tense, senior United Nations officials warned the Security Council today during a meeting on the latest developments in the Caucasus country.

Resolving Georgian crisis may be harder after Russian move – Ban

The question of recognition of States is a matter for sovereign States to decide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today after Russia announced that it had recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two separatist regions in Georgia.

Top UN refugee official wraps up mission to Georgia, Russia

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres is today concluding a four-day visit to Georgia and Russia, visiting people forced to flee their homes by the conflict that began when heavy fighting erupted on 7 August.

In Georgia, population movements make it difficult to number displaced, UN says

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has noted a substantial movement of populations between South Ossetia in Georgia and Russia’s North Ossetia region, making it difficult to establish the exact number of people displaced by recent hostilities.

International Criminal Court monitoring events in Georgia, Prosecutor says

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court confirmed today that his Office is analysing information related to alleged crimes committed in Georgia in recent weeks that fall under the Court’s jurisdiction.