Government of Georgia deepens the cooperation with the European Union and the United Nations in the area of human rights protection - Government of Georgia has approved 2-year Action Plan on Human Rights Protection.
The official reception organized by the Human Rights Secretary of the Administration of the Government of Georgia, the Delegation of the EU to Georgia an the UN was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili. In his speech Giorgi Kvirikashvili emphasized that the seven-year National Human Rights Strategy is genuinely the most important document developed by the government. Pursuant to him, the drafting process took place through a very inclusive and transparent process, involving non-governmental and civil society stakeholders in the decision making.
"Protection of human rights have always been - and still remains - a top priority for my Government. I think, the seven-year National Human Rights Strategy is genuinely the most important document developed by our government through a very inclusive and transparent process, involving non-governmental and civil society stakeholders in the decision making. Some of our international partners agree that this comprehensive document can be described as one of the best of its kind." - Prime Minister noted.
Today, the government approved the Action Plan for the next two years and outlined that the Government is committed to the implementation of the document.
"We can be proud of what we have already achieved in terms of advancement of human rights, rule of law and democracy in Georgia. But, I believe, that transforming yesterday's challenges into successful reality has no deadlines. We set high standards for ourselves and we need to work harder to uphold these high standards in both institutional and practical aspects.
This is the fist time when international responsibilities, that Georgia has under different international mechanisms, are duly reflected in the governmental human rights action plan. This is a good example of how highly we value the recommendations provided by our international partners," - Prime Minister stated.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili thanked the EU Delegation to Georgia and the UN bodies for their much needed support to the Human Rights Council, the Secretariat and, in general, for their invaluable contribution to Georgia's democratic development and progress.
Official reception was attended by the Ambassador of the EU to Georgia Janos Herman, UN resident representative Niels Scott and representatives of parliament, Government and NGOs.