PM Kvirikashvili hosts reception marking International Human Rights Day

Diplomats and members of international organisations attended PM Kvirikashvili's reception. Photo by the PM's press office., 11 Dec 2016 - 15:37, Tbilisi,Georgia

"A human being is core to democratic statehood and human rights are the greatest achievement of the modern world,” says Georgia’s Prime Minister.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili hosted a special reception to mark the International Human Rights Day yesterday.

When our Government, our political team, talks about a human beings and human rights, we are not trying to be fancy in the eyes of the international community,” he said.
Protection of human rights and creation of an institutional foundation ... are the most important priorities of our political agenda.”

The PM said Georgia as a democratic, European state had been the dream of many generations in Georgia and now the nation had an opportunity to align Georgia with modern European, democratic states.

He stressed Georgia now had a National Strategy and Government Action Plan on Human Rights.

We have a solid political will. We had a major breakthrough in Georgia in 2012 towards this and a lot has been done to make us proud for the past four years,” he said.

Kvirikashvili noted that comprehensive approaches deployed by authorities in the past four years, policy documents and institutional mechanisms had been praised in different formats of the United Nations (UN), which he believed was great international recognition.

"We are proud of this achievement however we are not content and are intensively pursuing our efforts further,” the PM said.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organisations to observe December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day.