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The United Nations and the Government of Guyana today launched its Joint Programme of support on AIDS 2013-2016. This programme is the UN's guide of support to the National HIV response and provides an opportunity for UN agencies in Guyana to deliver as one in the field of HIV. It also contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, according to UNAIDS Country Director, Dr. Roberto Campos.
The Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has engaged the United Nations and hosted a policy workshop to study the impacts of investment in Guyana's extractive sector. The study was undertaken by the Government with support from the UN and was done in two parts. One aspect entailed the economic impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the extractive industries in Guyana. The second aspect deals with the environmental impact of FDIs on the extractive industries. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud in delivering his remarks at the workshop held at Herdmanston Lodge,…
The Government of Guyana and the United Nations Development Programme on Thursday September 18, 2014 signed the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) Village Economy Development Phase II project under the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) at the Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. This project, valued at USD 6.2 million, was signed by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Ms. Pauline Sukhai, and the UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Khadija Musa. The project is intended to improve the socio-economic development of Amerindian communities. It is also expected that through this project: the institutional and entrepreneurial capabilities of…