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UN Resident Coordinator Khadija Musa speaking at a symposium held at the International Conference Centre by the Human Services Ministry to mark International Women’s Day. Musa said the daily headlines of dreadful, unceasing acts of violence speak to a society marred by broken and dysfunctional families, adding that strong familial relations are the bedrock that can create a huge dent in the crime situation. “Women can change the situation since character and behaviour begins at home. When we have young boys amid our families; we must educate them to respect girls and women as well as themselves. If they don’t…
Authorities from several Latin American and Caribbean countries and international experts last week agreed on the urgency of building a global, unified, comprehensive and equitable post-2015 development agenda that is relevant to everyone. The occasion was the closing session of a regional conference in Bogotá, Colombia on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20. The conference began on March 7 in Bogotá and was organised by the government of Colombia and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and was attended by all United Nations agencies in…
United Nations Resident Coordinator Khadija Musa said should economic opportunity fail to keep abreast with educational advancement, criminal activity and poverty are likely to increase. Musa made the comment  during the launch of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report at the Georgetown Club on Thursday. The report under the theme, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”, was presented to Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett in the presence of the diplomatic corps, business executives, politicians, and civil society. Guyana ranked 118 out of 187 countries, moving up one place from last year…