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Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
The UN celebrated International Women’s Day through participation in a series of activities. On March 8 Heads of Agencies participated and shared at the Government’s event to mark the occasion. On March 10 there was a joint UN display at the The High Commission of Canada’s Press for Freedom exhibition, which was an afternoon dedicated to educating, entertaining, empowering and networking. On this date, agencies also participated in a walk held by the Guyana Community of Positive Women and Girls (GCWAG).  International Women’s Day is an annual observance used to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
UNAIDS led the UN in observing Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March, 2018. Dr Martin Odiit, UNAIDS Country Director conducted media outreaches on radio and encouraged the public to join the fight against stigma discrimination due to HIV status or sexual orientation and gender identity. Partners such as the National AIDS Programme Secretariat and civil society, particularly SASOD and the network of Persons Living with HIV, were also encouraged to participate in the UNAIDS global social media campaign, which took the form of a quiz on stigma and discrimination. Persons were encouraged to share their quiz results on their individual…
Written on: Monday, 30 April 2018 Published in Newsletter
The Health and well being of the residents of the Yurong Peru community in Region 9 was enhanced when a water supply system was commissioned on March 1, 2018 that would directly benefit 340 residents.  Nine (9) households will not benefit directly from the water supply system but their water quality will also be improved through provision of a device from GWI for water treatment at home. During a joint visit to the Region the impact of the project was visible. The Toshao and several community leaders noted that the community never had a continuous water supply with a quality…