At a press conference during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan announced that he and his partner-stakeholders will be holding the Georgian Disaster Risk Management Conference (GDRMC) in Tbilisi in May 2017. Others involved in the project include the West Point Society of Georgia composed of all Georgian graduates of the United States Military Academy, Caucasus University, and Tbilisi City Hall. One of the themes of COP22 was sustainable development and the need to prepare for the effects of Climate Change. In June 2015, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgiam was hit by a devastating flood that caused widespread damage to several parts of the city, resulting in loss of lives and property.
Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan presented UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova with a painting of Georgian refugees from the Abkhazia conflict. The painting, a beautiful oil-on-canvass image by famous Georgian painter Irine Chutkerashvili, depicts the bunkhouses and camps built by the Georgian government for its citizens who have fled the conflict zone.
Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan aired the plight of Georgian refugees of the Abkhazia conflict during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco. The theme of this year’s summit was sustainable development. Consul Cunanan made the statement during a UN live-stream press conference, where he appeared together with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova and former Philippine Senator and climate change advocate Heherson Alvarez.
Honorary Georgian Consul Thelmo Cunanan led the local government delegation from Cauayan City, Isabela that visited sister-city Rustavi, on the occasion of the latter’s official city day. Heading the Philippine delegation, which included six councillors representing various stakeholder groups in Cauayan City, were Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy and Vice Mayor Leoncio Dalin. This was the first official local government delegation from the Philippines to visit Georgia. Consul Cunanan, together with officials of Rustavi, welcomed the Filipinos upon their arrival at Tbilisi International Airport.