Environmental event held as part of United Nations Week in Kutaisi

Together with local young leaders, Sabine
Machl, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia, Ioseb Khakhaleishvili, First Deputy
State Representative to the Imereti Region, and Nino Tvaltvadze, Deputy Mayor
of Kutaisi Municipality, planted new trees at Kutaisi’s Botanical Garden.

The event was officially opened by welcome
speeches from Miss Machl, Mister Khakhaleishvili, Miss Tvaltvadze, Eka
Laliashvii, Chair of the Board of the Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads, Lika
Kiladze, Chair of the Board of the Education Development and Employment Center,
and Esma Gumberidze, Georgia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations. The
latter also gave a public lecture on Sustainable Development Goals and youth.

At the end of the event, the UN Resident
Coordinator in Georgia awarded the winners of the drawing contest and the quiz
on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with certificates and memorable

The event was organized by Georgia
Alliance for Safe Roads and the Education Development and Employment Center
with the support of the United Nations. The theme of this year’s UN Week organized from
October 17 to 24 was “Global Goals Generation;” therefore, various
activities are planned countrywide including the planting of 550 trees to
enhance Tbilisi’s and Kutaisi’s greenery.

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