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Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Makiko Tanaka, said that the recent study on Indigenous Women and Children in Guyana shows that Government is partly responsible for enabling economic sustainability of the indigenous communities. The study was done by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, in collaboration with UNICEF, and Tanaka notes that it is a landmark study in the sense that it is the first of its kind to have been done in Latin America and the Caribbean.“This study has revealed to us on the outside the many challenges and obstacles that women…
Georgetown, Guyana – (September 22, 2017) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in close collaboration with the Office of Climate Change (OCC), last evening premiered a 30-minute short film titled “Siege On My Land: Guyana’s Battle with Climate Change,” at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown. United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Mikiko Tanaka in her welcoming remarks said that while climate change cannot be stopped, if countries and the relevant agencies partner, the impacts can be significantly reduced. Ms. Tanaka applauded Guyana’s efforts in the fight against climate change and President David Granger’s vision and commitment to transforming the country into a…
DPI, Guyana, Friday, September 22, 2017 The findings from a study conducted on Indigenous women and children in Guyana were today, handed over to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown. he Ministry in collaboration with UNICEF conducted the study in twelve (12) communities in Regions One, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten, to garner a better understanding of the situation of these groups. The need for this study was motivated by the findings of Guyana’s Situation Analysis of Children (SitAn) in 2016, which found…