Georgia is actively involved in the implementation of the UN goals aimed at overcoming the challenges facing the world – Mikheil Janelidze

19.09.2017, New York, U.S. – “It is very important to ensure that the issue of Georgia is kept high on the agenda of the UN, as well as on the agenda of the UN General Assembly. Georgia actively participates in the implementation of the UN sustainable development goals and its progress on this path is further confirmed by the fact that Georgia has assumed the chairmanship of the Open Government Partnership  (OGP) Steering Committee” - the Georgian Vice Premier, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze said.

The 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session opened today. UN Secretary General, António Guterres and President of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák and other world leaders addressed the 72nd session. They spoke about the challenges facing the worldm, the priorities of the Organization and the changes that need to be implemented to ensure the effective functioning of the Organization.
 
“The Secretary General presented his own vision of the reforms within the Organization, shared by Georgia, along with 130 other countries. We hope this document will be converted into a concrete action plan which will increase the effectiveness of the Organization and enable the implementation of respective reforms” – Mikheil Janelidze said.
 
According to him, Georgia is actively involved in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 16, which deals with transparent and open government. Georgia has made an impressive progress in this direction, to which attests the fact that Georgia is due to assume the chairmanship of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee.
 
Mikheil Janelidze also paid special attention to the UN Resolution on the return of internally displaced persons, the supporters of which keeps increasing every year. “Through this resolution, and also with the firm support of the international community, we will achieve the solution of this acute problem” – Mikheil Janelidze said.