Tbilisi: The Office of the of State Reconciliation Minister, Tea Akhvlediani, presented the draft action plan on “State Strategy for Civil Equality and Integration 2023-2024”. The State Minister opened the meeting with a welcoming speech and introduced the draft action plan to the National Minority Council with the Ombudsman, other NGOs working on ethnic minorities, experts and international partners.
According to Georgian Reconciliation Minister Tea Akhvlediani, the document was developed within five main priority directions of the state policy of civil equality and integration with sector ministries, local governments and other structures, considering both progress made and the population of ethnic minorities Grants and serves to help you achieve goals, achieve tangible and sustainable results.
At the meeting, the First Deputy Minister of State Lia Gigauri attended the public about the measures planned in 2023-2024 under the Action Plan and their importance for resolving the tasks set.
The discussion was held in an interactive mode, where the attendees presented the State Minister with their views on the draft strategy and answered all the questions.
The event, which was also attended by representatives of sector ministries, was supported by the EU (EU) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
“From 2023, we are entering the second bi-year phase of the implementation of the 10-year State Strategy for Civil Equality and Integration, during which we have made quite ambitious, further significant progress, creating wider opportunities for ethnic minorities such as raising the level of knowledge in the state language and access to quality education, as Eve of civic participation, economic integration and intercultural dialogue On the path of development.
With the State’s efforts, we find it important to have broad community involvement in our activities. Meanwhile, the Office of the Minister of State, in close cooperation with the respective state agencies, published publicly on the official website and social media of the Minister of the State Office, specifically to give each interested actor and partner the opportunity to express their own recommendations and suggestions on it.
This is possible from 16th February for the non-governmental sector. And today, we discussed with representatives of civil society and representatives of international organizations involved in the process, our partners, the draft action plan for 2023-2024″, said State Minister Tea Akhvlediani.