World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all. The world's small island nations, which are collectively home to more than 63 million people, are renowned as prized destinations: places of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant culture and music appreciated around the globe. While small in total, the land size of small island nations does not reflect their importance as stewards of nature's…
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Guyana, Khadija Musa, and the French Forest Office (ONF) Guyane Regional Director, Nicolas Karr, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a framework of cooperation and to facilitate collaboration between the entities, on REDD+ in the Guiana Shield.
World No Tobacco Day Message, delivered by Dr. William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative, Guyana Every year, World No Tobacco Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization and other partners since 1987, is commemorated on 31 May. World No Tobacco Day is a global campaign inviting everyone-from global leaders to the public in all countries - to focus on the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.