Working independently and through partnerships with other national Civil Society Organizations UNAG strives to strengthen the organizational backbone of democratic institutions and promote good governance. UNAG encourages cooperation of public and civil institutions, supports transparency and promotes demand-driven civil development.
UNAG focuses on further development of CSOs in Georgia so they can better respond to and advocate the needs of beneficiary groups.
UNAG supports the government to operate in a manner consistent with democratic values of transparency, representation, and accountability.
- Advancing National Integration (2011-2015) is a USAID project, implemented by the United Nations
Association of Georgia (UNAG). The project renders a complex set of activities
that aim to support civic integration across diverse ethnic and geographic
boundaries in Georgia. The project introduces NGO-based youth clubs
throughout Georgia; furnishes local NGOs with advanced capacities to
manage diversity and civic participation more effectively; exploits social
media and social exchange to establish active connections between the
young boys and girls of Georgia from different regions and ethnic
communities; builds awareness and stimulates national debate through Our
Yard weekly talk show and other media production on local and national
television; and supports Public Defender’s Tolerance Center and the Civic
Integration and Tolerance Council at the President of Georgia to advance
sustainable capacities on local and national levels
- Civic Education for
Samtskhe-Javakheti Youths (2011): a project, supported by
the Central Elections Commission of Georgia, aims to provide civic
education tools for local youths in Samtskhe Javakheti region. Through
intensive trainings and seminars, the project provides the target youths
with deep knowledge of democratic development, civic activism, community
involvement, and other topics that are central to a cohesive and
democratic development of the civil society in Georgia.
- Citizens Service Center - was
a four months duration program implemented by the coalition of Georgian civil
society organizations: UNA Georgia, Liberty Institute and Partners
Georgia. The program was supported by the Open Society Georgia
- Support of Uniform Judicial
Practice - the project developed effective performance of
Judicial System by unification and generalization of the court practice.
Project also focused on complex problem of prolonged court cases.
- National Integration and
Tolerance in Georgia (2006-2010) – a USAID funded four
year program, implemented by the UNAG in partnership with the Government
of Georgia and local and international partner organizations. NITG aimed to
promote building of cohesive multi-ethnic nation.
- Drafting the Public
Service Code - UNAG worked on drafting a unified
Public Service Code and promoted effective public service. The initiative
was supported by the Eurasia Foundation, acting with financial assistance
from USAID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
- Improved Public Administration:
the project, funded by IRIS Centre at the University of Maryland, aimed at
fostering modern public service, based on principles of transparency and
accountability to the public. The project addressed all major chapters of
General Administrative Code: freedom of information (FOI), administrative contract
and administrative proceeding. The project also aimed at establishing a
cooperative pattern of interaction, with public officials providing
relevant services in a predictable, efficient, and timely manner. The
project covered 250 public institutions in nine (9) provinces, eighteen
(18) cities, and 7 municipalities in Georgia. The early stages of the
project focused on municipal and local authorities and in 2004 the central
authorities were more actively targeted.
- Reform of the Public
Servants’ Financial and Property Status Bureau of the Ministry of Justice -
The following project strengthened the Bureau of Declaration of Georgia
through elaboration of relevant policy and developing legal
recommendations, creation of guidelines for the declarer, introducing
innovations (special software and network, data base) in daily work of the
Bureau, and supporting production of promotional materials including the
- “New Adjara-New Challenges” -
The program encouraged development of CSOs in Adjara Autonomous Republic
by cooperating with CSOs and public sector organizations nationally and
establishing more efficient and effective decision-making practices. The
“New Adjara-New Challenges” was supported by the Catholic Relief
- Citizens Advocate! Program
(CAP) - joint initiative of six prominent Georgian and one
US Civil Society Organizations aimed to increase the capacity of CSOs to
run the advocacy campaigns, as well as to create an enabling environment
so that CSOs can promote citizens’ interests and effectively advocate
their cause. The program was supported by USAID.