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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

PRESS RELEASE

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.

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).