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In the News (Sun 18 Aug 19)

  
 Policy paper of IPS Fellow Nana Sumbadze on the project: Preparation of the programfor opening the center the center for socia
Javakheti, comprising of two districts of Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda is dominated by ethnic Armenians, who make up to 95% of Javakheti (while they make approximately 40% of the population in Samtskhe-Javakheti region), others being mostly Georgians, who are a small minority there.
The district is situated on Javakheti volcanic highland plane at the altitude of c.
Isolation of the Javakheti province has contributed to a profound economic decline in the Akhalkalaki region over the past decade, which was further aggravated by poor supply of affordable electricity in the region, and shrinking volume of cross-border trade and transit with Armenia and Turkey.
www.policy.hu /~sumbadze/IPfpartnershiplast.htm   (7734 words)

  
 javakh
Javakheti sits on an elevated mountain plateau surrounded by extinct volcanoes and the region is often shaken by earthquakes.
The population of Javakheti predominantly live cultivating private plots and shuttle trade with Turkey, some are engaged in supplying petrol to Armenia, others in the extraction of stone (which mostly ends in Turkey; apart from uncontaminated environment, the chief resources of the province are: marble, bazalt and construction stone).
In Javakheti there are still no signs of growth evidenced in Georgia's economy recently: privatisation has not begun, and not a single kilometer of the roads, the worst in the country, has been repaired, numerous industrial enterprises continue to be idle.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/7124/javakh.html   (5917 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:Balancing in a worrying region. The Armenian-Georgian relations are based on interdependence
Javakheti (Javakhk in Armenian) is a small region in Southern Georgia, a part of Samtskhe-Javakheti province, bordering with Armenia and Turkey.
Javakheti occupies about 3.7 % of the country's territory and, according to the last census, there lives about 2% of the population, of which 97% are Armenians.
Javakheti remains a source for concerns and tensions, especially when politicians from the two countries make statements about the region.
newsfromrussia.com /cis/2002/02/19/26503_.html   (1340 words)

  
 TABDC.ORG
The Armenians of Javakheti came originally from the province of Erzurum in the Ottoman Empire: the major settlement of Armenians in Javakheti region occurred after the war between the Russian and Ottoman empires in 1828-29.
The predominant resource of Javakheti remains agriculture, and its agricultural output is shaped by its mountainous terrain and harsh climate.
The region of Javakheti is located in the southern part of Georgia, nested against the borders of Turkey and Armenia.
www.tabdc.org /kars.php   (328 words)

  
 JAVAKHETI REGION COMPLICATES GEORGIAN RELATIONS WITH ARMENIA - Eurasia Daily Monitor
Javakheti Armenians were highly dissatisfied with the Georgian authorities' decision to prohibit the registration of the local political movement "Virk," which advocates political autonomy for Javakheti.
The socially vulnerable Georgian minority in Javakheti, meanwhile, is seeking government support for increasing their standing in the region.
The anticipated repatriation of Meskhetian Turks to Javakheti by 2012, one of Georgia obligations before the Council of Europe, is another cause for concern within the Armenian community.
jamestown.org /edm/article.php?article_id=2369786   (815 words)

  
 Jvakheti Region – Craving For Autonomy, Reservation or Integration?
Javakheti suffers from the migration of the younger generation from the region because of the hard social and economic conditions.
Since then, the demographic make-up has changed dramatically; The Muslim Georgian population of Javakheti was displaced in 1828 to make way for the Armenian population from the northern regions of Turkey, and the Armenians became overwhelming majority in the region.
The most urgent problem today is that Javakheti exists in an information vacuum; the overwhelming majority of the population does not speak Georgian, and Russian and Armenian media are the only sources of information about Georgia itself.
eng.primenewsonline.com /?c=134&a=2547   (2440 words)

  
 Armenia and Armenian News - PanARMENIAN.Net - Another incident in Samtskhe-Javakhetia
The Council of Armenian Organizations of Samtskhe-Javakheti says Georgian authorities continue policy of dismissing all Armenians, who do not know Georgian.
In Javakheti, physical and climate are conditions very complicated and the population’s activity depends strongly on food and goods supplies from the outside, which mostly come from Armenia.
Javakheti Armenians Unite with Rallies in Yerevan on Anniversary of Sumgait Pogroms
66.116.214.74 /news/eng/?nid=15754   (494 words)

  
 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - “Diversity Is Our Strength” — Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili
In March, Javakheti Armenians held demonstrations in Akhalkalaki to protest Georgia’s demand that the base be closed, arguing that the Russian military presence provides them with both economic security and defense against Turkey, a traditional Armenian enemy.
During a March 13 demonstration to preserve the base, Javakheti Armenians also called for roads to link Akhalkalaki with Armenia and the rest of Georgia, promotion of language and cultural rights, stronger local self government, improved energy access, and the establishment of a customs unit at the Armenia border.
The base is located at the heart of the Javakheti-Armenian community and serves as the region’s driving economic force.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav042205.shtml   (1383 words)

  
 [ www.armenialiberty.org ] Friday 3, October 2003
Kvaratskhelia was accompanied by the ethnic Armenian prefects of Javakheti’s Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda districts as well as a member of the Georgian parliament elected from a local constituency, Henzel Mkoyan.
The new governor of Georgia’s southern Javakheti region asked Armenia’s government on Friday to resume power supplies to the impoverished Armenian-populated area during talks in Yerevan apparently connected to the upcoming Georgian parliamentary elections.
The Javakheti officials also discussed in Yerevan other economic issues such as the reconstruction of a regional highway running to the Armenian border.
www.armenialiberty.org /armeniareport/report/en/2003/10/C95C7DE9-0E0A-431E-AD1E-5F9D6A98E8BC.ASP   (601 words)

  
 Georgia: Revolution in the Regions
For its part, the government claims that its treatment of the so-called Javakheti Armenians, who are concentrated in the region’s Ninotsminda and Akhalkalaki districts, marks a noticeable departure from the Shevardnadze administration, which, some officials say, did not have a policy for Samtskhe-Javakheti at all.
Tamara Tsikhistavi, head of the political and international relations department at the Office of the State Minister on Conflict Resolution Issues, which oversees policy on Samtskhe-Javakheti's Armenian population, argued, though, that minority groups’ rights should not differ from those of the majority Georgian population.
As much as half of Javakheti’s population regularly travels to Russia for work, said Akhalkalaki Mayor Nair Iritsyan, and the money they send home to relatives “is in the bank.” Commented one young man: “If there were no help from Russia, we would have nothing.
www.eurasianet.org /eurasianet/georgia/samtskhe/story.html   (1360 words)

  
 Akhalkalaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Akhalkalaki lies on the edge of the Javakheti Volcanic Plateau.
The city is located about 30km from the border with Turkey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Akhalkalaki   (102 words)

  
 Horizonti
Historically, Samtskhe means the land of the Meskh people, and Javakheti of the Javakhs, two of the original Georgian tribes.
The hyphenated name is explained by the fact that the mkhare historitally includes two units: Samtskhe or Meskheti (comprising the administrative districts Adigeni, Akhaltsikhe, Aspindza, and Borjomi), and Javakheti (Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda).
In the Javakheti region, well over 90% of the population is ethnic Armenian.
www.horizonti.org /06_Publications/Magazine/HorMag-13/03-StatGV-07.html   (3104 words)

  
 ecoi.net - Schwerpunktländer » Georgien » Spezifische Gruppen und Themen (Armenier)
Outside the capital, the Armenians are concentrated in Javakheti, a remote southern region of Georgia, bordering Turkey and Armenia, where Armenians constitute nearly 95 per cent.52 It currently forms a part of the Samtskhe- Javakheti province, Samtskhe being a mixed Georgian- Armenian area.
Javakheti and is largely based on the neglect of minority issues.
Javakheti, which is the most backward region in all of Georgia.
www.ecoi.net /doc/de/GE/content/5/2277-2332&pf=1   (2530 words)

  
 Samtskhe_Javakheti
The hyphenated name of this southwestern region is explained by the fact that Smtskhe means the land of the Meskh people, and Javakheti of the Javakhs, two of the original georgain tribes.
This has historically been very important, and the region is often seen as the cradle of Georgian culture.
If you like to sky you have to visit Bakurani one of the popular skiing resorts in Georgia.
www.nv2.cc.va.us /home/ngardava/Samtskhe-Javakheti.html   (137 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Professional Resources » Vacancies
Developing the implementation plan for the ECMI Georgia Javakheti project in close collaboration with the headquarters' focal point for Georgia.
Developing the Terms of Reference for all future designations foreseen under the ECMI Georgia Javakheti project.
It supports the stabilitzation of areas of ethnopolitical tension and conflict, contributes to the strengthening of relevant legislation and best practices in governance and enhances the capacity of civil society actors and governments to engage with one another in a constructive and sustainable way.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/res.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/2e7b142229215f63c1256ee500423745   (722 words)

  
 Moscow Sacrifices Armenia to Destroy Georgia
The Georgian leadership is also going to invest in the repair of schools in Samtskhe-Javakheti, and also allocate $4000 to the repair of the therapeutic branch of a hospital in Akhalkalaki.
The representative of the president of Georgia in the region, Giorgi Khachidze, (the Tbilisi-appointed governor of Javakheti) declared that Georgia understands the importance of development in this region.
In the statement it was noted that the "dispersal of peaceful picketers" was an attempt of the authorities "to put pressure on Javakh after the decision of the Council of Public Organizations of Javakheti on September 24, 2005."
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=449   (1394 words)

  
 ··· Azeri Genocide ···
At this meeting, the question of uniting Samtskhe-Javakheti with Armenia was discussed.
As far as Georgia is concerned, several semi-terrorist organizations are operating in Javakheti region that are advocating the idea of unification with Armenia.
An agreement has been made at this meeting and according to it the "Dashnak" organizations will actively finance and use "The Fund of Revival of Javakheti" in order to give the region the status of Autonomy.
www.azerigenocide.org /news/kocharian.htm   (1649 words)

  
 Samtskhe-javakheti < region < Georgia < Europe < : news
Speaker of Parliament Nino Burjanadze visited the Samtskhe-Javakheti region on Sunday to attend the opening of a new church in Akhalkalaki that was consecrated...
Federation’ published the information of ‘A-info’ agency on the 19 January sitting, held by Armenian Public Organizations Council of Samtskhe Javakheti.
The Prime-News was told at the Ministry that Irakli Chogovadze together with Goga Khachidze, envoy of the president in Samtskhe-Javakheti, would meet local...
www.schema-root.org /region/europe/central_&_eastern_europe/georgia/regions/samtskhe-javakheti/?newsfeed_history   (910 words)

  
 ISN Security Watch - Locals oppose return of deported Turks
Another argument - not cited by Georgian officials but mentioned frequently in parliament and in Samtskhe-Javakheti - is a fear that the returning Meskhetians could become a destabilizing political force on Georgia's border with Turkey.
You lot in Tbilisi will get another Abkhazia in Javakheti." Views like this are a reason - or perhaps an excuse - for the Georgian government to stall on the commitments it has made on the Meskhetian Turk issue.
"Some Meskhetian associations, such as the Russian-based Vatan or Akhskhalila in Turkey, are already advocating a Meskhetian autonomous region in Javakheti," claimed Merab Beridze, professor of the Meskhetian Branch of Tbilisi State University in Akhaltsikhe.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=5690   (1117 words)

  
 ··· Azeri Genocide ···
Sahil Information and Research Center is vigorously observing the situation in Javakheti (Georgian name of region.) Javakheti is situated in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of southern Georgia, near the borderline with Armenia.
It means to explain to Georgian public that the idea of grating a status of autonomy to Javakheti is not bad, legal and compatible to the “Federation of Georgia”.
Rustamian has cleared stated that Javakheti (Armenians call it Javakh) should be granted a status of autonomy.
www.azerigenocide.org /news/march09.htm   (1188 words)

  
 NEW UNREST IN JAVAKHETI PROMPTS WARNING FROM YEREVAN - Eurasia Daily Monitor
Akhalkalaki, the main town in the predominantly Armenian-populated and Armenia-bordered Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, was the site of an anti-government protest rally on October 5.
Merabishvili said he is not interested in the Javakheti civic groups expressing political ambitions.
Georgian media have long speculated that Russia and several radical Armenian groups are behind the provocations in Javakheti.
chechnya.jamestown.org /edm/article.php?article_id=2370328   (930 words)

  
 Armenian Diaspora - Tension In Samtskhe-Javakheti Increases
Javakheti NGO leaders are sure that the mass closure of shops
the Javakheti NGO Council urging Georgian authorities on September 24,
attempt by Georgian authorities to put pressure upon Javakheti after
www.armeniandiaspora.com /archive/42011.html   (147 words)

  
 Armenian MP about Samtskhe-Javakheti events: violation of national minorities’ rights leads to revolt - Politics - REGNUM
Without questioning the Georgian national unity, it's clear that Javakheti must keep its national, Armenian identity.
Georgia, which goes on the way of democracy, must understand it.
www.regnum.ru /english/polit/561417.html   (705 words)

  
 European Commission Allocates EUR 3 m For Poverty Reduction In Georgia
December 16 (Prime-News) – Presentation of EUR 3 m program for Poverty Reduction in Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe Javakheti was held in the Office of European Commission to Georgia on Friday.
The above regions were chosen for implementation of the project as they are suffering both economic and ethnic minority problems, Ms Adriana Longoni, Head of Operations of the Office of the European Commission to Georgia said at the presentation.
The program provides for the measures that would promote agriculture in these regions, implementation of the system between the agricultural producers and consumers and promotion of tourism and small businesses.
eng.primenewsonline.com /?c=122&a=4905   (330 words)

  
 World Vision » HIV and AIDS & role of Georgia's journalists
“The Samtskhe Javakheti region needs trained professional journalists who can contribute towards mobilising the community, create wider awareness of the threat of HIV and AIDS and fight against the increase of HIV and AIDS and other infections in their region”, said SAFE Project Manager Tinatin Zardiashvili.
The region currently accommodates several high-risk mobile groups, including Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and South Caucasus pipeline workers, truck drivers and Russian military camp workers, and hosts a highly developed commercial sex trade that challenges the country’s ability to cope with a rise of HIV and AIDS infection.
Funded by World Vision Canada, World Vision US and BP, the Safe!-2 guard your health project targets pipeline workers, commercial sex workers, medical personnel, mass media representatives and youth.
meero.worldvision.org /news_article.php?newsID=850&countryID=11   (463 words)

  
 Horizonti
In cooperation with local media sources promotes the idea and philosophy of the third Sector in Samtskhe Javakheti.
In order to share the information and coordinate relationships, the office regularly organizes communicational meetings with international organizations operating in Samtskhe-Javakheti.
Conducts training for local NGO’s and initiative groups on the issues of strategic planning, project proposal writing, management and advocacy.
www.horizonti.org /00_Oll/05_2_2_Akhaltsikhe.html   (212 words)

  
 GEORGIAN CENTRE FOR THE CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE
Conservation of Caucasian Black Grouse in Samtskhe region.
Population biology studies, habitat requirements, conservation planning and education.
Participation in implementation of national-wide “Schools for Nature” program in Akhaltsikhe district.
www.gccw.org /index.php?a=about-amembers-akhaltsikhe   (192 words)

  
 Armenian Weekly Online: July 2004, society, Georgia, Samtskhe Javakheti, Javakhk, Catholic Armenians, Meneshian
Armenian Weekly Online: July 2004, society, Georgia, Samtskhe Javakheti, Javakhk, Catholic Armenians, Meneshian
When asked about Javakhk’s future, many express the sentiment that they do not want that war and bloodshed that rejoining Armenia might entail.
www.hairenik.com /armenianweekly/july_2004/society002.html   (2223 words)

  
 BakuTODAY.net - Burjanadze Meets Armenian PM
Nino Burjanadze emphasized that like in other parts of Georgia, social situation is also difficult in Javakheti.
www.bakutoday.net /view.php?d=13581   (437 words)

  
 BakuTODAY.net - Armenian Official Calls on Tbilisi for Cautious in Javakheti
Armenian President’s national security aide Garnik Isagulyan said on October 8 that the Georgian authorities should show restraint while dealing with the Samtskhe-Javakheti region in southern Georgia, which is predominately populated by ethnic Armenians, Regnum news agency reported.
Armenian Official Calls on Tbilisi for Cautious in Javakheti
BakuTODAY.net - Armenian Official Calls on Tbilisi for Cautious in Javakheti
www.bakutoday.net /view.php?d=14816   (336 words)

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