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Geneva, Switzerland, 6 June 2018 – The United Nations Information Service in Geneva and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights are teaming up with Spanish artist Cristóbal Gabarrón and the Gabarrón Foundation to launch an international drawing contest urging young people to reflect on the importance of human rights. The “Kids for human rights” international drawing competition invites young people aged 10 to 14 to produce creative artwork based on three possible themes: the human right they feel strongly about defending; a person they admire for his or her efforts in defending or promoting human rights; and…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
22 March, 2018 saw the first meeting for the year of the four (4) Results Groups that have responsibility to support implementation of the Government – United Nations (UN’s) Country Implementation Plan (CIP). The CIP is the Government - UN’s national implementation framework to contribute to Guyana's efforts to localise and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the meeting an overview was given of the results of the 2017 joint efforts of the Government/UN across the four (4) pillars of the CIP: An Inclusive, Equitable, and Prosperous Guyana; A Safe, Cohesive and Just Guyana; A Healthy Guyana and a…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 A workshop to formulate a National Adolescent Health Strategy is being hosted by the Ministry of Public Health’s Adolescent Health Unit in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. The workshop is being held at Cara Lodge, Quamina, Street Georgetown from March 14 to 16, 2018. The over-arching goal of this meeting, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings noted, is consultation with key stakeholders to formulate a strategy that captures the structure and design of safety-net services at the level of primary health care and further speciality care. This includes mental…