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Recognizing the importance of discipline in schools, today the Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a ‘cluster approach’ training workshop for monitoring the implementation of positive disciplinary methods across schools in Guyana at the National Center for Resource Development (NCERD). It is envisioned that the ‘Positive Discipline Approach’ will provide greater respectful and caring interactions among all stakeholders in the learning process. Addressing participants at the workshop, Assistant Chief Education Officer (ACEO) Primary, Mr. Owen Pollard said that the intervention is a timely one for the education system. Pollard charged the participants…
7 March 2018 The UN Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. Resolution 1325 calls for increased participation of women and gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It also calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict. The UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is important in empowering and protecting women and girls in conflicts and beyond.    Guyana is fortunately a peaceful…
I am honoured to represent the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in this important event convened by the Guyana Committee on the International Decade for People of African Descent on “Where we are, where we ought to be, how we get there by 2024. I also wish to convey the greetings, thanks and the appreciation of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to the Government of Guyana, the organizers and distinct participants of the Summit. The United Nations the High Commissioner for Human Rights - the coordinator of the Decade - is…