Parliament of Georgia to be Fully Accessible for People with Disabilities

On November 28, the Parliament of Georgia is to present a concept note “Accessible Parliament for All” which will kick off the re-arrangement of the Parliament premises in Tbilisi to ensure easy access for people with mobility and vision impairments.

The event will be attended by Members of Parliament, representatives of the Georgian Government, civil society, international organizations and associations of people with disability.

Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia; Irina Pruidze, Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance; Dorota Dlouchy-Suliga, Head of Political, Press and Information Section of the Delegation of the European Union in Georgia; Shombi Sharp, UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia; and Giorgi Kldiashvili, IDFI Director, will address participants with welcome remarks.

The concept note “Accessible Parliament for All” was developed by the Parliament of Georgia in partnership with the Georgian non-governmental organization “Mariani”. The initiative was supported by the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in cooperation with the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI).

By endorsing the Accessible Parliament plan, the Parliament of Georgia joins the ongoing Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) on November 20-30, which promotes advocacy and initiatives aiming to increase legislative openness.

Katie Ruth Davies

27 November 2017 19:51