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Fund dates

  • Start date: 1st December 2020
  • End date: 30 November 2023
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About

The Human Rights for All Joint Programme was established to raise human rights protections in Georgia, ensuring rights are compliant with national priorities, the constitution and major policy documents, as well as other international obligations like the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and multiple UN human rights treaties. Stakeholders support the implementation and monitoring of national human rights policies and related frameworks, and collaborative action sets out to improve independent investigation instruments, evaluate measures designed to combat torture, advance personal data protection laws, and address challenges to human rights for everyone—minority groups, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, and people living with disabilities in particular.

Fund scope



The human rights situation in Georgia has improved in the last decade with increases in advocacy and lobbying, and diversification seen in the role civil society now plays as a ‘watchdog’ to defends human rights. In spite of these gains the process of translating newly adopted policies and laws into practice has been slow going and the national Public Defender recently—along with several international organizations and civil society authorities—identified outstanding challenges that serve as hurdles to Georgia further levelling up its human rights standards. The primary issues being fine-tuned are advocating for the adoption of a strong culture of human rights at all levels of society, providing civil servants with rights-related education and professional training, and boosting the sustainability of programmes and capacities of CSOs/NGOs staff. Solutions to these challenges have the potential to open up new revenue streams, improve access to financing, positively impact human rights protections beyond the short-term, and empower local agents of change (organizational or individual) to make state institutions more accountable to people.

The Human Rights for All Joint Programme is designed to address prevailing human rights challenges in and offer comprehensive responses. Stakeholders collaborate on integrated and contextually relevant actions that improve the protection of the rights of people in vulnerable situations (e.g. minorities or people living with disabilities), as well as safeguarding privacy, and freedom of expression and information. By working with a range of partners at all levels of society Joint Programme support has the potential to improve the functioning of institutions and ensure the spread of relevant knowledge among all stakeholders, thereby resulting in comprehensive regulatory and policy frameworks that adequately protect duty bearers and rights holders.

Strategic framework and theory of change

To reach the objective of seeing to it that citizens of Georgia, primarily those in vulnerable situations, enjoy better

protection of their human rights projects implemented move the needle under one of five specific objectives:

  • 1 - Relevant public bodies (duty-bearers) develop, implement and monitor national human rights policy and related frameworks
  • 2 - Law-enforcement and human rights protection bodies effectively implement their duties related to policymaking and enforcement with due oversight and transparency
  • 3 - Human rights of minority groups and people in vulnerable situations are recognized in law and protected in practice
  • 4 - Local authorities more effectively protect human rights of all citizens, primarily those in vulnerable situations and minority groups
  • 5 - Citizens are informed on, favourable to and supportive of human rights for all and efforts to protect them

Progress under these five objective areas will ultimately create an enabling environment for human rights protection that not only advocates for, but reflects human rights in national laws and policies. It helps to shape legal and governance policy making measures at national and local levels, streamlining human rights based approaches and bringing them in line to be compliant with international standards.

Stakeholders promote a human rights culture localized awareness raising and knowledge building activities for rights holders and duty bearers, improving access to necessary information and services that empower people to claim their rights. Programme action also serves to increase CSO/NGO capacity to advocate for human rights, which helps buttress the creation and/or operation of strong, effective and accountable state institutions that protect human rights…for everyone.

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 1,076,023  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 423  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   1,076,446
Transferred to Participating Organizations 1,065,262  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 0  
Direct Cost 0  
Bank Charges 0  
Other 10,760  
Total use of funds   1,076,022
Balance with Administrative Agent   424
As a percentage of deposits   0.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 1,065,262  
Total resources   1,065,262
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 0  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     0
Balance with Participating Organizations   1,065,262
As a percentage of transfers   100.0%
Total Balance of Funds   1,065,686
As a percentage of deposits   99.0%
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Contacts

For Programmatic Issues

Gigi Bregadze, DG Team Leader, email: gigi.bregadze@undp.org;

Mariam Tutberidze, Project Manager, email: mariam.tutberidze@undp.org;

Gvantsa Kereselidze, Administrative/Finance Assistant, email: gvantsa.kereselidze@undp.org

 

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues


Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

  • Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator, E-mail: jennifer.topping@undp.org  
  • Ms. Mari Matsumoto, Portfolio Manager, Telephone: +1 212 906 5735; E-mail: mari.matsumoto@undp.org
  • Mr. Aamir Maqsood Khan, Finance Specialist, Telephone: +1 212 906 6259; E-mail: aamir.maqsood@undp.org
  • Ms. Aline Kayitesi, Portfolio Associate, Telephone: +1 212 906 5892 E-mail:  aline.kayitesi@undp.org
  • Ms. Myasanda Hlaing, Operations and Finance Associate, Telephone: +1 212-906-6065, E-mail: myasanda.hlaing@undp.org
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