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Building resilient Agriculture and food systems in Guyana – what COVID-19 teaches us  by Gillian Smith, FAO Representative in Guyana In addition to the impact on health systems, lives and families, COVID-19 is also challenging the global economy and unravelling decades of development in many countries.  In the effort to reduce further health and economic dislocation, many countries are taking steps to protect their borders and their trade.  In this scenario, it is vital to ensure that the global food trade continues to flow freely and in a safe way that protects livelihoods and health.  This is a central message…
As we buckle down for what is likely to be a long and difficult period of social distancing and restricted movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our families, communities and country, we are all focusing on our immediate needs.  Avoiding infection should continue to be a top priority for everyone.  As we buckle down for what is likely to be a long and difficult period of social distancing and restricted movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our families, communities and country, we are all focusing on our immediate needs.  Avoiding infection should continue to be a top…
The judiciary in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has embarked on a programme to facilitate remote court participation which will see specialised areas being set up at hospitals, police stations and the prisons, to allow witnesses to testify without having to visit the courts.The judiciary in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has embarked on a programme to facilitate remote court participation which will see specialised areas being set up at hospitals, police stations and the prisons, to allow witnesses to testify without having to visit the courts. Through the Partner-ships for Access to Justice…