Georgia was one of the first countries to join the OGP in September 2011. Since then, the country implemented a number of reforms including in the legislative openness.
The progress of SDGs Council Working Group on Democratic Governance, progress results of SD Goal 5 and Goal 16 and the procedural issues related to the selection of the Working Group’s Co-chairs - was in focus of today’s meeting of the SDGs Council Working Group on Democratic Governance.
Georgia joined the Open Government Partnership in 2011 and since then developed three National Action Plans that included important commitments related to the fight against corruption and increasing of transparency, quality of public Service delivery and citizen engagement.
Working Group on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection of the #SDGs Council Georgia assessed the implementation results of Goals 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
n 2015-2017, 11 428 cases of deporting Georgian citizens were reported; The cases of deportation of Georgian citizens are most common in Turkey, Germany, Israel and Russia.
Working Group on Economic Development of SDGs Council Georgia assessed the implementation results of Goals 1, 8, 9, and 10. The meeting participants also discussed the procedures for selecting the co-chairs of the working group.
IDFI's analysis of the statistics of refusal to enter Georgia to foreign citizens at the Georgian border revealed the following findings: The number of refusals to let foreign citizens enter the country has been declining over the past 4 years. In the last four years, most refusals of entry were given to the citizens of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran and India. The citizens of these countries made up 58% of all those who were refused entry into the country.
On November 2nd, 2017 and April 24th, 2018 IDFI sent FOI letters to the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia regarding statistical information on the requests sent to the Interpol by the Prosecutor’s Office with the aim of initiating Red Notice searches and requests sent to foreign law enforcement agencies regarding the extradition of wanted persons.
Working Group on Social Inclusion of the Georgian #SDG Council summarized the results of its two-year’s work that included: Finalizing national indicators and integrating global goals in national policy documents; Assessing the implementation results of Goals 2, 3 and 4; Presenting the group co-chair institutions Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia; Association “Education for All Georgia”; & UNICEF Georgia.
In the period of 2010-2017, 3,491 instances of violations of hunting regulations were discovered, among these 45 had signs of criminal offences.