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President David Granger has extended an invitation to the UN Heads of Programmes in Guyana to a roundtable discussion which would allow for them to interface directly with Cabinet members. This, he said, according to a Ministry of the Presidency statement today, will pave the way for greater synergies between the UN system and the Government. Granger was, yesterday, paid a courtesy call by United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka, who gave him an update on the work of the various UN agencies in Guyana. The meeting was held at State House. Tanaka stated that in 2017, a total…
In observance of World AIDS Day 2017, under the theme – Right to Health - the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) collaborated with government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to host three (3) activities: the annual Awareness Walk and Inter-Faith Service, the annual dramatic production – Flame and the Ribbon, and a Roundtable on Gender Based Violence and HIV. These activities were held on November 25, December 1, and December 5 respectively. The Awareness Walk and Inter-Faith Service, held at Durban Park, was a collaboration with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) and the Ministry of Public Health. During…
Members of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Youth Advisory Group (YAG) were trained to advocate in areas of Gender Based Violence, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Sexual Violence, Gender Equality, the UNFPA 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, among other topics, at a workshop held on December 9, 2017 in observance of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The sessions were facilitated by staff from UNFPA's Suriname Liaison Office, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Social Protection, and the Ministry of Public Health.