About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:53 - 19 Feb.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
UNSG: Right of Return of Displaced from Abkhazia, S.Ossetia ‘Should Always Be Stressed’
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 15 Sep.'17 / 23:50

The right of return of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Abkhazia and South Ossetia “should always be stressed,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres told the journalist of the Georgian Public Broadcaster on September 15.

Commenting the efficacy of the annual Georgia-sponsored UNGA resolution at his informal meeting with a group of Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism fellows, SG Guterres said the Government of Georgia has been “very moderate and wise” in handling the situation involving the internally displaced persons from the two regions.

“[The Government has] a very effective policy of supporting the people displaced from both Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” he noted, adding that the right of return “should always be stressed,” and that it “is one of the central aspects of the human rights that we always say.”

SG Guterres also expressed hope that the Geneva International Discussions “that is moving very, very slowly, would be able to achieve some results.”

The United Nations General Assembly has been passing the non-binding resolutions reiterating the right of return of all displaced persons and refugees to Georgia’s Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia for ten years in a row – the first one, initiated in 2008, was in respect of Abkhazia and all the following ones in respect to both Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

Latest News
19 Feb.'18 17:53
Tbilisi City Court Releases Turkish Citizen on Bail
Mustafa Emre Çabuk has been released pending final court decision on his extradition to Turkey.
19 Feb.'18 15:49
CSOs, Media Outlets Call for Parliamentary Probe into Mukhtarli Case
The joint statement has been signed by 35 local civil society organizations and media outlets.
19 Feb.'18 14:09
Georgian PM Meets World Leaders in Munich
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the Munich Security Conference on February 16-18.
16 Feb.'18 16:58
Government Unveils New Tax Initiative for Small Businesses
According to the initiative, tax rates for small businesses will decrease fivefold.
16 Feb.'18 15:06
Georgian Economy Minister Visits Azerbaijan
Kumsishvili attended the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. 
15 Feb.'18 17:39
Independent Agency to Investigate Crimes Committed by Law Enforcement Officers
The agency will be established in 2019, and will replace the Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector.
15 Feb.'18 11:53
Parliament Renews Discussions on Controversial Amendments to Broadcasting Law
New regulations expanding GPB’s powers triggered controversy within the ruling Georgian Dream party.
14 Feb.'18 15:57
U.S. Intelligence on Georgia’s Foreign Threats, Domestic Politics
Office of the Director of National Intelligence published its Worldwide Threat Assessment report for 2018.
14 Feb.'18 14:34
Minister Reports on Defense Reforms to Parliament
Training programs, total defense concept and budgetary priorities among the issues listed by Levan Izoria.
14 Feb.'18 11:36
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 26
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
51