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Hon. Minister Colin Croal addresses the High-Level Meeting on Implementation of the New Urban Agenda

Thursday, 28 April 2022

The Minister of Housing and Water of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, the Honourable Colin Croal, today, delivered an intervention during the one-day High-level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

Hon. Minister Dr. Ashni Singh's Address to the 2022 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Sustainable Development Follow-up (FFD)

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

The Honourable Dr. Ashni Singh, Senior Minister with responsibility for Finance of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, today, delivered an intervention during the General Debate of the 2022 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Sustainable Development Follow up (FFD) which is being convened at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

H.E. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett Expresses Support for the Veto Resolution

Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Today, H.E Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Permanent Representative of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations, delivered a statement before the adoption of draft resolution A/76/L.52 on a “Standing mandate for a General Assembly debate when a veto is cast in the Security Council.” The resolution provides for the President of the General Assembly to convene a formal Meeting of the Assembly within 10 working days of a permanent member of the Council casting a veto, to hold a debate on the situation on which the veto was cast.
 

Honourable Pauline Sukhai addresses the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Leading Guyana's delegation to the 21st Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (25th April-6th May), is Honourable Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, MP. The meeting is being held under the theme “Indigenous Peoples, Business, Autonomy and the Human Rights Principles of Due Diligence, Including Free Prior and Informed Consent”.

Hon. Hugh Todd Addresses the Commission on Population Development

Monday, 25 April 2022

Honourable Hugh Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana delivered a statement via video messae at the fifty-fifth session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), being convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

The Honourable Minister underscored the Government of Guyana’s commitment to executing people-centered development policies within the framework of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS2030). 

Guyana Participates in CSW Ministerial Roundtable

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Dr Vindhya Persaud participates in the Ministerial Roundtable for the Commission on the Status of Women on the theme “Achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies, and programmes: advancing gender equality through holistic and integrated actions from global to local.”

Statement at Emergency Special Session on Ukraine

Wednesday, 02 March 2022

H.E. Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Permanent Representative of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations, spoke today at the 11th Emergency Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Ukraine.

In her intervention, Ambassador Rodrigues-Birkett expressed the Government of Guyana’s grave concern over the recent military intervention by the Russian Federation, in violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and called for the immediate cessation of hostilities and a return to diplomacy.

Guyana Co-hosts Webinar on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Guyana Co-hosts Webinar on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

On Wednesday February 16, Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, co-hosted a Webinar for Permanent Representatives on the priority theme of thr 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women - “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”. The other co-hosts were UN Women Executive Director Sima Sami Bahous and the Permanent Representatives of South Africa, Sweden and Kenya.

Guyana Elected to Executive Board of UN Women

Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Guyana on Executive Board of UN Women

In 2021, Guyana was elected to the Executive Board of UN Women - the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The Board is currently holding its first Session for 2022.

In remarks during the opening segment, Guyana's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett congratulated the newly elected President of the Board and other members of the Bureau, and welcomed new Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Sima Sami Bahous. Ambassador Rodrigues-Birkett said -

Guyanese Youth Delegates Participate in Youth Event at 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Saturday, 12 February 2022

This morning Youth delegates for Guyana and Young Influencers attached to the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, Sarah Ann Dhanraj and Nkosi Jupiter, presented at a Youth Event in the margins of the United Nations 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development, speaking on the role of youth in tackling poverty and hunger at local, regional and international level.

The event was was organized by the Permanent Mission of Portugal, the Delegation of the European Union, UN DESA and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.