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Canada has confirmed its participation in the upcoming CARICOM-UN Pledging Conference for the CARICOM countries devastated by the two recent Category Five Hurricanes, Irma and Maria. New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM Her Excellency Lilian Chatterjee made the commitment while presenting her Credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday. CARICOM, with the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will hold the High-Level Pledging Conference on 21 November at U.N. Headquarters in New York. The objective is to mobilise support and commitment of pledges to help  the devastated countries to build back better and fulfil the vision…
Three adolescent and a men’s health clinics were launched on Thursday, in Mahdia. The collaborative initiative between the Ministry of Public Health and the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) is aimed at improving healthcare services for adolescents and men residing in the region. Speaking at the launch of the initiative at Mahdia’s District Hospital, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, (DCEO) Dr. Karen Boyle explained that in Regions One, Seven, Eight and Nine there is a disproportionately high number of pregnancy and maternal mortalities among teenagers as opposed to urban areas. Guyana has been recorded as having the second highest rate of…
The United Nations Guyana this afternoon erected the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Arch at Camp Street, in honour of United Nations Day (October 24) and also to sensitise the public about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This arch is part of the broader advocacy campaign to inform Guyanese of the importance of SDGs, and how they can be involved in building a better country. The goals are a universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies. over the next 15 years. They also seek to…