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As the influx of Venezuelan nationals into Guyana continues to increase, the Ministry of Social Protection via the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering to generate a referral pathway for the Venezuelan survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). The partners, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 met with stakeholders to identify key service providers; the types of services offered to GBV survivors and to generate a map of services with key contact information. Gender Based Violence Specialist, UNFPA, Ms. Karly Bennett revealed that due to the political and economic crisis in…
− presently before legislators for approval – TIP Department to focus on the exploitation of Venezuelan migrants A new combatting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Act was drafted to strengthen the local TIP fight. According to Coordinator of the Counter Trafficking in Persons Unit, Ministry of Social Protection, Tanisha Williams- Corbin, the previous Act was passed in 2005 and was thoroughly reviewed through a number of consultations with stakeholders recently. Coordinator of the Counter Trafficking in Persons Unit, Ministry of Social Protection, Tanisha Williams- Corbin. The project, which is funded by the United States, Department of States, was implemented by the…
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Catherine Pollard of Guyana as the next Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. She will succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for her extraordinary work in management reform in the United Nations system and 40 years of dedicated service to the Organization. Ms. Pollard brings to the position over three decades of experience in human, financial, information communications technology and support operations and services and has a proven record of transformational leadership in the United Nations system. She is currently Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and…