UN Experts Team Assesses Needs for Constitutional Reform in Guyana

A United Nations team of experts visited Guyana in February to explore the needs for constitutional reform. The visit followed a formal request from the Government of Guyana for support in the constitutional reform process, highlighting the United Nations’ significant global expertise in the area of constitutional...

New UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative accredited to Guyana
New UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative accredited to Guyana

PRESS RELEASE Office of the Resident Coordinator of The United Nations System Georgetown, Guyana, 26 August 2016 - The new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Ms. Mikiko Tanaka presented her credentials to the Hon. Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign...

UNDP-FAO collaborate on Disaster Risk Management and Reduction for Guyana’s Agriculture Sector
UNDP-FAO collaborate on Disaster Risk Management and Reduction for Guyana’s Agriculture Sector

Georgetown, Guyana, 16 June, 2016 – On June 16, 2016 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted an Inception Workshop for a project titled - “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and Reduction in the Agriculture Sector in...

  South Central People’s Development Association Awarded Equator Prize in Shulinab Village, Region #9, Guyana
South Central People’s Development Association Awarded Equator Prize in Shulinab Village, Region #9, Guyana

The South Central People’s Development Association (SCPDA) was celebrated as a winner of the Equator Prize 2015 at a ceremony held in Shulinab Village, Region #9 on 22nd April 2016, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, poverty reduction and climate action. It is one of...

UNDP and GEF-Small Grants Programme Supports National Dialogue of Indigenous Representatives and the Government of Guyana on Climate Change Priorities for COP 21 negotiations

Approximately fifty (50) indigenous leaders representing various organisations, the National Toshao Council and communities from the ten (10) Administrative Regions in Guyana gathered at the Sophia Exhibition Complex on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 as part of the national dialogues to support indigenous engagement...

Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform - A Tool for Knowledge Exchange, Communication and Cooperation in the Guiana Shield

Countries of the Guiana Shield are pursuing policies within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that emphasise the importance of establishing biodiversity corridors to avoid landscape fragmentation and loss of species and habitats for biodiversity. Cooperation among the countries is...

 Upholding International Standards for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples key to the Successful Implementation of the Amerindian Land Titling Project
Upholding International Standards for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples key to the Successful Implementation of the Amerindian Land Titling Project

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the implementation of the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) project which is being implemented by the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs (formerly known as Ministry of Amerindian Affairs). The UNDP’s role in the three years project which will end in October 2016,...

Guyana Aligning itself to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification - Framework to strengthen implementation policies and plans high on the agenda

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the “Alignment of Guyana’s National Action Plan to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Ten Year (2008-2018) Strategic Plan” which is being implemented by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC). Guyana is part of...

Guyana Focusing on Greater Enforcement in the Gold Mining Sector to Increase Biodiversity Protection

The Government of Guyana is collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to implement the “Enhancing Biodiversity Protection through Strengthened Monitoring, Enforcement and Uptake of Environmental Regulations in...

UNDP Supporting the Strengthening of South-South Dialogue on Policy Options for Halving Extreme Poverty

The United Nations Development Programme is supporting the implementation of the “Enhancing the Economic Livelihood of the Poor” project with the hope of achieving three outputs: Develop a compendium of south-south policy options and best practices for the development of the rural poor; Develop and align skills...

UNDP Supporting Efforts to Strengthen Capacities to Improve Solid Waste Management in Partnership with the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Fund

The capacities of Municipal and other local government bodies are being strengthened to improve solid waste management under the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Solid Waste Management Project which is being implemented by the Ministry of Communities (former known as Ministry of Local Government and Regional...