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Why are Sustainable Development Goals Important?

One of the frequent questions about the SDGs – why we need one more framework when there are international conventions, national level policies and strategies that address issues targeted in the 2030 Agenda

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Is Law of Georgia on Occupied Territories Enforced?

After the Russian-Georgian war of August 2008, and the recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Russian Federation, Georgia adopted a Law on Occupied Territories, which limited the ability of foreign citizens to travel and conduct economic activities on the occupied territories. 

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Is Law of Georgia on Occupied Territories Enforced?

After the Russian-Georgian war of August 2008, and the recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Russian Federation, Georgia adopted a Law on Occupied Territories, which limited the ability of foreign citizens to travel and conduct economic activities on the occupied territories. The violation of this law constitutes a criminal offence and is punishable with a fine or imprisonment. 

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IDFI Held a Public Lecture on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Telavi

On June 7, 2017, IDFI held a public lecture in Telavi titled UN Sustainable Development Goals: Global And Georgian Agenda. The event was organized in cooperation with the Administration of the Government of Georgia and UNDP Georgia, with the financial assistance of the Swedish Government and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

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IDFI's Executive Director Selected as Member of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee

IDFI's Executive Director Giorgi Kldiashvili was selected as a new member representing civil society in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee (SC) - the executive, decision-making body that develops, promotes and safeguards the values, principles and interests of OGP. The SC consists of 22 members - 11 from government and 11 from civil society. The standard term of a SC member is three years - with the possibility of a one-term renewal.

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Civil Society Organizations leave Mexico’s National OGP Platform

Mexico is one of the founders of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The Mexican government and civil society organizations (CSOs) played an important role in furthering the OGP via successful reforms and awareness-raising on regional and international levels. 

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IDFI Project to Support the Implementation of Georgia’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) Commitments

IDFI and Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) are implementing a joint project titled New E-Governance Initiatives to meet OGP Commitments in Georgia. 

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IDFI May 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter speaks over the activities implemented and information issued by IDFI in May, 2017. 

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Parliament Approves Georgia’s Second Open Parliament Action Plan

On May 16, 2017, the Parliament of Georgia approved the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2017-2018. The Action Plan consists of 25 Commitments that aim to increase accountability and transparency of parliamentary activities and ensure citizen participation in lawmaking processes.

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Preserving the Prison Archive

IDFI expressed interested in the Ortachala Prison archive as early as in 2013. The organization requested clarification from National Archives of Georgia, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Corrections. The Ministry of Justice responded by forwarding the mail to the Ministry of Corrections, and National Archives stated that documentation was not kept in their system.

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