Several media outlets reported on 18 May that the first regional session of the European Youth Parliament – Georgia kicked off in Telavi, Kakheti. 80 youth representatives from all the regions of Georgia gathered for three days around a theme - Setting Directions for a Better Future. The first Telavi regional session was supported by UNFPA within the frameworks of UN Joint Programme “To Enhance Gender Equality in Georgia” and Telavi Municipality.
In the opening speech UNFPA/Georgia Assistant Representative, Mrs. Tamar Khomasuridze emphasized the importance of the event and underlined UNFPA/Georgia’s readiness to further support the projects designed and implemented by young people.
The delegates of the European Youth Parliament–Georgia discussed various issues and topics, such as women’s rights and gender equality, human rights, environment, public health and food safety, etc.
UNFPA is opening opportunities for young people through incorporating youth issues into national development strategies, expanding access to gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health education, promoting a core package of health services and commodities for young people, and encouraging youth leadership and participation. Watch in Georgian: 1TV, Info9 Read in Georgian: ICK, Kakhtin News