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Written on: Monday, 06 November 2017 Published in Newsletter
In September 58 staff from FAO, IOM, PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNDSS, UNFPA, UNICEF and the UN RCO participated in a training on the Core and LGBTI modules of the UN for All programme. The modules highlight a new stage in the work of UN Cares on stigma and discrimination and human rights. Topics included Unconscious Bias; the human realities related to sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental health status, and substance abuse; and the language of inclusion. The sessions built on previous activities hosted by the inter-agency UN Cares Group that resulted in the UN Cares Guyana team winning the UN Cares…
Written on: Monday, 06 November 2017 Published in Newsletter
The Ministry of Social Protection of Guyana, with the support of the ILO, hosted a workshop to validate the National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in September. Within the framework of the National Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), through a series of group discussions and exercises, technical staff of the Ministry of Social Protection (MoSP), employers and employers’ representatives and key stakeholder agencies reviewed and validated the draft policy, which is the result of months of preparation. Among those participating actively in the validation process were: the members of NACOSH; Ministry of Public Health; National…
Written on: Monday, 06 November 2017 Published in Newsletter
Amerindian communities with issues related to their lands, resources and territories will now be able to access the services of the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) Project Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) to have their respective issues addressed. In 2015 and 2016, stakeholders from the ALT project liaison institutions, which include the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs (MoIPA), the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Protected Areas Commission (PAC), the Indigenous Peoples Commission (IPC), the National Toshaos Council (NTC) and several Amerindian non-Governmental organisations participated in meetings of the…