Press Release

First Joint Steering Committee Meeting on implementation of UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework held

22 November 2022

Government of Georgia and United Nations agree on priority actions for sustainable development

The implementation of the 2021-2025 Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) in Georgia was discussed at the first Joint Steering Committee meeting. The Joint Steering Committee (JSC) is the highest governing structure for the implementation of UNSDCF.

In their opening remarks, Deputy Head of Administration of the Government of Georgia Zviad Barkaia and UN Resident Coordinator Sabine Machl emphasized the successful cooperation between the United Nations and the Government of Georgia and spoke about the importance of the framework to support development that leaves no one behind.

At the meeting, the co-chairs of Results Groups highlighted the results achieved over the course of the past year under the five priority areas of the framework.

It was agreed that the UN and the Government of Georgia will continue to cooperate to implement the Cooperation Framework and foster prosperity, equality and well-being for all.

The next Joint Steering Committee meeting will take place in the spring of 2023.


The United Nations in Georgia are implementing the current Framework since 2021. This framework was developed and adopted in close consultation with the Government of Georgia and other national and regional actors in the course of 2020. The Framework represents joint commitment to advance Georgia’s development agenda with the overarching objective of enhanced wellbeing, capabilities and social equality in Georgia by 2025.


Ketevan Ghioshvili

Ketevan Ghioshvili

Communications Officer

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