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”.
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).
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.”
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.
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.
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 -
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.
To mark its first anniversary, the Group of Friends for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls held a commemorative meeting under the theme "Women's economic empowerment and the Shadow Pandemic: Addressing root causes of violence against women and girls through financing and economic empowerment".
Guyana’s Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson, participated in the Ministerial Roundtable of the 10th Annual ECOSOC Youth Forum
The Forum provides a global platform for a candid dialogue among Member States and young leaders from around the world on solutions to challenges affecting youth wellbeing. It also serves as a unique space for young people to share their vision and actions as well as to provide youth perspectives on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.