UNA Network Across South Caucasus


On December 6-9, 2005 the United Nations Association of Georgia is launching its first ever annual meeting to target the enforcement and development of the UNA network across the south Caucasus. This meeting tri-party workshop will be labeled "Sharing the Experience of UNA Georgia.” On the meeting, the UNA Georgia will focus on sharing its 10 years working experience with newly established UNAs of Armenia and Azerbaijan (initiative group), will discuss the opportunities of technical and/or consultative assistance for their future progress, prospects of collaborative regional projects and activities. This effort is made possible under the auspices of the<a href="http://una.ge/admineng/mdgpromo.php">"Confidence Building and MDG Promotion in the South Caucasus”</a>program, which is being implemented in cooperation with UNA Sweden.</p> <p>UNAG will work to encourage UNA Armenia at each stage of its development and will work to catalyze the establishment of the UNA Azerbaijan. It is absolutely necessity to make sound partnerships across the South Caucasus in order to more successfully implement the programs tailored to the Millennium Development Goals and identify the local concerns being addressed at the grassroots level by responding to these global goals.</p> <p>UNA Georgia hopes that this workshop will contribute to the creation of common visions and principles for UNA activities throughout the Caucasus region and will further lead to a signing of a joint memorandum.</p> <p> Along with many other joint initiatives – including the provision of internship opportunities for representatives from Azerbaijan and Armenia – UNA Georgia intends to share its profound experience in running Model UN sessions for youth with its Caucasian neighbours. Subsequently, the workshop will be followed-up by a Model UN Training of Trainers, which will be attended by a youth task force from Armenia and Azerbaijan. During this event, skills and knowledge acquired by UNA-Georgia during its lifespan will be shared. This experience will undoubtedly be essential for the creation of effective and interesting Model UN cycles at both the regional and local levels.