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28.11.2014

The Georgian Government views the signing of the so-called agreement between Moscow and the de facto Abkhazian authorities as an unequivocal step taken by Russia toward the actual annexation of Georgian territories.

18.11.2014

The State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Mr. Paata Zakareishvili took part into the Georgia-EU Association Council Session. Mrs. Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, the First Deputy State Minister also attended the session.

The first Council Session took place in Brussels and was chaired by the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Ms. Federica Mogherini. The Council discussed effective implementation of mechanisms for reforms that are foreseen by the agenda, as well as future plans. Ms. Federica Mogherini also focused on the commitment of the European Union for the peaceful settlement of conflicts in Georgia.

The Georgian Delegation was chaired by the Prime Minister Mr. Irakli Garibashvili at the session.

18.11.2014

The next 50th meeting took place in the village Ergneti, in frames of the Incident Prevention and Reaction Mechanism.

The meeting dealt with the issues foreseen by the agenda, as well as those raised during the previous meetings, including the transportation of school students from village Kardzmani to village Perevi. According to Ossetian side, the arrangement of technical details is already in progress and the problem will be solved in near future.

The participants of the meeting also discussed the incidents occurred between the period of October 30 to November 17, including the arrest of citizens moving across the dividing line, also discussing the problems emerged for the local population due to the installation of barbed wire fences, the provision of woods for winter time and the missing of Georgian citizens in latest period.

The next 51st meeting in village Ergneti in frames of the Incident Prevention and Reaction Mechanism was scheduled for January 20.

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.

"I would like to congratulate on the International Day for Tolerance to each citizen and the member of our society. For centuries, representatives of various ethnic and religious groups have coexisted peacefully in Georgia. We are proud of ethnic diversity of our country, which is our wealth and strength, the source for our stable and democratic development. The state has its responsibility and accountability to ensure equal rights for each citizen of our country, to encourage solidification and empowerment of tolerant environment within the society. Hereby, I note that establishment of the principles of tolerance and its effective implementation is achieved through joint action and active involvement of each member of the society", - Mr. Paata Zakareishvili declared.

International Day for Tolerance is marked annually, as a reference made for the respect, dialogue and cooperation between the various cultures and civilizations. On November 16, 1995, UNESCO adopted a declaration on the principles of tolerance. Celebration of the International Day for Tolerance started since 1996, under the initiative of the UN General Assembly.

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.

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