Today, October 24, We Mark the United Nations Day

The United Nations was created on June 26, 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization. United Nations Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force.

The UN was founded to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights. Currently, the UN has 193 member states.

The UN Day is also a celebration of the close relationship between the UN and Georgia. Georgia became the 179th member of the United Nations on 31 July 1992. The Office of the United Nations in Georgia was established in 1993. Since then, the country has been home to UN agencies, funds, and programmes that work as a team to respond to national development needs and improve human wellbeing, capabilities and social equality in Georgia. The Sustainable Development Goals remain our roadmap and we work towards all people benefitting from Georgia’s progress and development gains.

The UN-Georgia relationship is based on the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework that was signed between the Government of Georgia and the UN on October 2, 2020, and came into force on 1 January 2021. The cooperation framework’s main five streams are to help the country develop an inclusive economy and human capital; create effective, transparent and accountable governance institutions; provide all citizens equal and inclusive access to quality services; enhance human security, and protect the environment and address the consequences of climate change. The ongoing pandemic and its related socio-economic impact remain a primary focus area of our work here in Georgia.

Sanja Lucovac, IOM Georgia Chief of Mission, quote card

UN Day 2021 Activities

UN Day 2021 will be marked in Georgia under the theme “Together for Global Goals”, underlining the need to continue joint efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on almost all countries across the world, including Georgia. To help speed up the vaccination process, the UN agencies support the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) in implementing the mobile vaccination campaign to reach hard-to-reach populations, including minorities, people living in regions.
  • The youth campaign ‘’We Need “You” Decide!  to be launched in Rustavi on November 1 aims to counter misinformation and vaccine myths, increase vaccine confidence and motivate young people to increase their role in the vaccination process.
  • A new learning space ‘’The SDG Open Zone’’ opened at the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia will enable library visitors to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals. It will become a space for various meetings, lectures and discussions.
  • The UN Resident Coordinator, Sabine Machl and the Heads of UN Agencies in Georgia released the joint video message on United Nations Day.
SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG 13 - Climate Action