President invites UN programme Heads to Cabinet roundtable

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A total of 15 United Nations agencies executed various projects in Guyana in 2017, all with the aim of ensuring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are met.

To ensure closer collaboration with the Government of Guyana, President David Granger during a courtesy call from UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Mikiko Tanaka on Friday, extended an invitation to the UN Heads of Programmes in Guyana to a roundtable discussion. This was revealed in a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency on Saturday.

The discussion, the statement said, would allow for them to interface directly with Cabinet members
The courtesy call held at State House was aimed at updating the Head of State on the work of the various UN agencies in Guyana and he committed to working closely with the UN system to ensure that their programmes are successful.

The President also designated Minister of Public Affairs, Ms. Dawn Hastings-Williams to working with Ms. Tanaka to consolidate the UN programmes and to conduct an analysis so that implementation can be more effective.

The UN agencies have conducted several capacity-building programmes with ministries and government agencies and conducted a series of community awareness/sensitisation programmes on various issues including gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, corporal punishment and nutrition last year.

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