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Guyana Participates in the WFUNA 2023 UNSC Elections Briefing

Monday, 15 May 2023

H.E. Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett participated today, in the 2023 UN Security Council Briefing Series for non-contested candidates and presented Guyana's vision and priorities for its term on the UN Security Council. Guyana's candidacy is uncontested, being the sole candidate for a single seat available to the Latin America and Caribbean region. The election for the five incoming members will be held on 6th June 2023. Those elected will serve a two-year term on the Council from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025.

Hon. Hugh Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation presents Guyana's UNSC candidature to GRULAC

Wednesday, 12 April 2023

The Honourable Hugh Hilton Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today met with Permanent Representatives of the Group of Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC) at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Minister took the opportunity to present to the Group Guyana’s candidature for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2024-2025 term and to outline Guyana’s vision and priorities once successful.

H.E. President Mohamed Irfaan Ali's Address to the 77th UNGA General Debate

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali spoke about the impactful role of multilateralism in resolving global challenges, during his address to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today in New York.

He highlighted difficulties faced at the national, regional and international levels and proposed solutions, especially those that promote fairness at all levels.

“Global inequality is linked to global security and global security is linked to the prosperity of all humanity.”

Guyana and Rwanda Establish Diplomatic Relations

Wednesday, 24 August 2022


Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Guyana and Rwanda

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Rwanda established diplomatic relations today, Wednesday, August 24, 2022, with the signing of a Joint Communiqué at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations in New York.

Guyana Sponsors Resolution on "International Day of Women in Diplomacy"

Monday, 20 June 2022

Today, the resolution titled “International Day of Women in Diplomacy”, of which Guyana was a main sponsor, was adopted by consensus in the United Nations General Assembly Hall.

The resolution was co-sponsored by a record 191 countries.

As a result, International Day of Women in Diplomacy will be celebrated annually on 24th June.

Hon. Minister of Human Services and Social Security addresses the CRPD Conference of States Parties

Friday, 17 June 2022

The Honourable Dr. Vindhya Persaud, Minister of Human Services and Social Security, on Tuesday, delivered a statement virtually during the general debate of the 15th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Conference was convened from 14–16 June, 2022, under the theme “Building disability inclusive and participatory societies in the COVID context and beyond.”

Ambassador Rodrigues-Birkett appointed Co-facilitator for the UN Youth Office

Friday, 17 June 2022

The President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid, has appointed Her Excellency Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and His Excellency Osama Mahmoud Abdel Khalek Mahmoud, Permanent Representative of Egypt, as co-facilitators to lead the intergovernmental process for the establishment of the United Nations Youth Office.

Today, the Permanent Representatives met and had a fruitful discussion on the way forward with the process of establishing the Office.

Guyana participates in the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF)

Monday, 23 May 2022

The first International Migration Review Forum was held from 17-20 May 2022, under the auspices of the General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. It was chaired by H.E. Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly. The Forum served as the global platform where Member States were able to discuss and share progress on the implementation of all aspects of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Hon. Hugh Todd Attends High-level Ministerial Meeting on “Global Food Security: Call to Action" - UNHQ, May 18, 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022


The Honourable Hugh Hilton Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the invitation of His Excellency, Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America, earlier today, May 18, attended a high-level Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers at the United Nations Headquarters on “Global Food Security Call to Action."

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.