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GENEVA, 1 March 2018—Discrimination is often based on misinformation or fear of the unknown. By reflecting on people in everyday situations, on Zero Discrimination Day, 1 March, UNAIDS is challenging people to recognize where everyday discrimination takes place and to take action to stop it. This year’s Zero Discrimination Day campaign invites people to ask themselves “What if …” and to reflect upon their own actions. What if the person you bought your vegetables from was living with HIV? Would you buy tomatoes from him? What if your neighbour had tuberculosis? Would you stop to chat? Allowing discrimination to continue…
Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy is meant to be a national development plan, providing long-term vision and guidance for Guyana's economic, social and environmental development Regional Director of UN Environment’s Latin America and Caribbean Office Mr. Leo Heileman said that the “launching of the Inter-Ministerial and Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee showed the commitment of the Guyanese.” As Bartica undergoes transformation to a model green town, Mr. Heileman noted that once fully realized, the town can be an example for the rest of the country. 25 January 2018, Guyana – Guyana formally launched its Inter-Ministerial and Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the Green State…
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…