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16.11.2014

The State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Mr. Paata Zakareishvili congratulates the population of Georgia on the International Day for Tolerance.

14.11.2014

Georgian literature event took place in frames of the week dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance for students representing ethnic minorities.

Ms. Nana Kopreishvili, philologist of the Literature Institute gave a lecture about Georgian prose to ethnic Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian youngsters.

The event took place at the National Library of Georgian Parliament. 25 students attended this event, familiarizing with the works of classic as well as contemporary Georgian writers.

On November 13, 20 school students of Kvemo Kartli visited the National Museum of Georgia and Mirza Akhundov Museum of Azerbaijani Culture in frames of the week dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance, also attending the seminar "Diverse Georgia" later on.

On November 11, the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Mr. Paata Zakareishvili awarded distinctive ethnic minority students with certificates.

The week also included the multi-ethnic festival "Under One Sky" organized on November 10 at Nodar Dumbadze State Central Children’s Theatre.

13.11.2014

20 school students of Kvemo Kartli visited the National Museum of Georgia in frames of the week dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance.

School students also visited Mirza Akhundov Museum of Azerbaijani Culture, attending the seminar "Diverse Georgia" shortly afterwards.

The events took place under the arrangement of the State Minister’s Office for Reconciliation and Civic Equality and Marneuli Youth Center, in frames of the project "Empowerment of Georgia’s Integration".

Today also Mrs. Nino Kalandarishvili, the Head of Institute for Nationalism and Conflict Studies, delivered a seminar "Diverse Georgia" for school students.

Before that, on November 11, the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Mr. Paata Zakareishvili awarded distinctive ethnic minority students with certificates in frames of the week dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance.

The week also included the multi-ethnic festival "Under One Sky" organized on November 10 at Nodar Dumbadze State Central Children’s Theatre.

Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Kurd, Ukrainian, Russian, Ossetian and Greek students from public schools of Tbilisi, Kvemo Kartli, Kakheti and Samtskhe-Javakheti regions took part into the concert.

On November 16, 1995, UNESCO adopted a declaration on the principles of tolerance. In 1996, under the decision of UN General Assembly, November 16 was declared as the International Day for Tolerance - a reference made for the respect, dialogue and cooperation between the various cultures and civilizations.

12.11.2014

Mrs. Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, the First Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality took part into the Foreign Policy Forum in Berlin, running from November 10 to 11.

"The forum was organized in frames of the events dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, which calls on the world that artificial barriers, still existed in Europe, separating the people, will be disbanded through joint, peaceful efforts, especially through the involvement of the European Union", - Mrs. Ketevan Tsikhelashvili declared.

The First Deputy State Minister focused on Georgia’s EU integration and prospects for cooperation during her discussion with forum participants.

The Foreign Minister of Germany Mr. Frank Walter Steinmeier and EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Ms. Federica Mogherini delivered a speech at the forum.

High-ranking officials, representatives of international organizations and experts from 50 countries around the world took part into the meeting. The forum runs annually with the support of the Foreign Ministry of Germany and Korber Foundation.

11.11.2014

The State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Mr. Paata Zakareishvili awarded the distinctive ethnic minority students in frames of the week dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance.

The minister provided certificates to ethnic Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian students enrolled in Georgian higher academic institutions in frames of the "plus 4 Program", run by the Ministry of Education and Science, wishing all the best to them in Academia.

"Your professional achievements are highly important for our country. I am glad that the number of applicants for "plus 4 Program" in Georgian higher academic institutions is on the rise, which means that the program is successful. For us, it is immensely important that representatives of ethnic minorities studied in their homeland. One of the priorities within our ministry is to promote integration of ethnic minority representatives that will encourage your self-development. What we want from you is to relate your future with Georgia, rather than go abroad," - Mr. Paata Zakareishvili declared at the award ceremony of ethnic minority students.

"plus 4 Program" runs in Georgia since 2010. Ethnic minority entrants have an opportunity to attend one-year Georgian-language course after passing exam into native language to gain admission into universities. If their course performance is a success, they continue their study from the first year on.

10.11.2014

Multi-ethnic festival "Under One Sky" took place into Nodar Dumbadze State Central Children’s Theatre.

Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Kurd, Ukrainian, Russian, Ossetian and Greek students from public schools of Tbilisi, Kvemo Kartli, Kakheti and Samtskhe-Javakheti regions took part into the concert.

School students with various ethnic backgrounds staged national, as well as Georgian song and dance performances.

The festival "Under One Sky" was organized in frames of the week dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance.

The organizers of the project are the Office of the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection and various donor organizations, including the UN Association in Georgia and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. The author and the founder of the project is Kvemo Kartli Regional Chairman of Composers’ Union of Georgia Ms. Manana Alpaidze.

The multi-ethnic festival "Under One Sky" is celebrated in Georgia since 2008.

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