Business and Human Rights Forum 2023


On January 18, the UN Global Compact Network Georgia and the publisher of Economist magazine in Georgia, Georgia Today Group, held a Forum on Business and Human Rights at the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace Hotel.
Salome Zurabishvili, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Georgia Network; Giorgi Sharashidze, founder and General Manager of Georgia Today Group; Tinatin Genebashvili, National Program Officer at the Embassy of Sweden in Tbilisi; and General Manager of Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace, Iva Trifonov delivered the welcome speeches at the event.
“It’s a great honor and a pleasure for me as a publisher of the Georgia Today newspaper and the founder of Georgia Today Group to be amongst the main partners of such an important event, one that is dedicated to a discussion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” said George Sharashidze.
“The main areas we aim to touch upon during this forum are diversity in the workplace and marketplace; how to promote diversity in the business sector, and also how to ensure a decent working environment for the employees of the companies based in Georgia,” Salome Zurabishvili noted.
During the first part of the event, Niko Tatulashvili, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Human Rights Issues, presented business and human rights at the policy level in Georgia. He shared interesting insights into what the government is doing and how business and human rights is integrated into the human rights strategy, as well as the action plan the government is to start working on in the upcoming months.