Press Release

Human Rights Day 2022

02 December 2022

Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All

On 10 December the whole world celebrates Human Rights Day, the main message of which is joining efforts to fight for equality, justice and human dignity. This day also marks the end of the annual 16 Days Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

In December, the United Nations family in Georgia in close partnership with Georgia’s national human rights institutions and other partner organisations is organising a series of events to mark Human Rights Day 2022 and 74 years of the existence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

See the calendar below: 

2-3 December

Kaspi and Kvemo Chala


Film festival featuring famous Georgian women filmmakers on the quest for equality. Organizers: EU and UNDP in partnership with the local civil society organization “Kona”.


5 December, 17:00

Ilia Chavchavadze Literary-Memorial Museum

7 Iv. Javakhishvili Str., Tbilisi

Launch of the Norway-funded “Leadership, Equality, Advocacy and Democracy” project supporting the rights of national and religious minorities and LGBTQI+ communities in Georgia. Check the event details on Facebook.

5 December


The first meeting of an advisory group of persons with disabilities at Georgia’s Ministry of Justice.

Supporters: EU, UNDP

5 December


Meeting of the SDG Secretariat with persons with disabilities.

Supporters: UNDP, UNFPA, OHCHR


6 December



“Invisible” – UNFPA and Palitra L are presenting comic book created on gender equality


9 December, 16:00

Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Exhibition Hall

22 Griboedov Str.


Multimedia exhibition “What makes me human?” showcasing the search for humanity in contemporary Georgian art. Curator: Art Professor Khatuna Khabuliani.

Organizers: EU, UNDP


13 December, 10:00

Radisson Blu Iveria

First Republic Square, Tbilisi



15 December

Samtskhe-Javakheti State Universit



Conference “Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All” – a discussion space on economic, social and cultural rights for the legislative and executive branches, the Public Defender’s Office, and international organizations.

Organizers: EU, UNDP, OHCHR



Public lecture at Samtskhe-Javakheti State University about international human rights mechanisms, UN treaty bodies and national human rights institutions in Georgia. 

Organizers: UN OHCHR; Supported by European Union in Georgia.


17-18 December             

Kaspi Tech Park

Davit Aghmashenebeli Str., Kaspi

Diversity Hackathon “Hack for Inclusion” aimed at finding technological solutions to making the environment more accessible for persons with disabilities.

Supporters: EU, Sweden, UNDP, GITA


19 December

Telavi Youth Club



19 December, 17:00

Parliament of Georgia

8 Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi

Public lecture at Telavi Youth Club about international human rights mechanisms, UN treaty bodies and national human rights institutions in Georgia

Organized by UN OHCHR; Supported by European Union in Georgia.



Presentation of the Digital Gender Equality Library.

Supporters: Sweden, UNDP



The UN has been helping to protect human rights in Georgia over three decades, promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms of all, including marginalized communities, persons with disabilities, women, children, ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQ+ people, internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers, people with low-income or living in poverty. This work has included developing and enforcing relevant laws and policies to uphold the rights of all Georgians, including  the national Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Human Rights Strategy for 2021-2030, the National Action Plan on Ending Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, and the Code on the Rights of the Child, to name a few, and building accessible, efficient and fair justice institutions to effectively enforce the laws. Equally important has been the strengthening of human rights education at all levels of society.

The 75th anniversary of the landmark Universal Declaration on Human Rights next year is an opportunity for further action in meeting human rights commitments.


Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document to stand up for and defend human rights. It sets out a broad range of fundamental human rights and freedoms. It proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.


Maya Kurtsikidze

Maya Kurtsikidze

Communications Officer

Meri Makharashvili

Communications Specialist
Salome Benidze

Salome Benidze

Communications Analyst
Sophie Tchitchinadze

Sophie Tchitchinadze

Communications Analyst
Tinatin Kandelaki

Tinatin Kandelaki

Communications Specialist

UN entities involved in this initiative

European Union
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund

Goals we are supporting through this initiative