Messages from the Resident Coordinator

Pledges to Combat Climate Change

The United Nations Pledges To shine a light on risk informed national, regional and local development in the face of climate change. Recognising that climate change impacts, such as rising sea levels, changing weather patterns and more extreme weather events, can and do place the health and wellbeing of people at risk, the UN undertakes to strengthen national capacity in mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in key sectors and build resilience of sustainable livelihoods against disasters, especially focusing on agricultural communities towards securing livelihoods and ultimately achieving national food security.

The UN Country Team in Guyana is very happy to have your presence this morning to formally launch the Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework for 2017-2021 with the Government of Guyana.  The MSDF formally brings in the UN Delivering as One approach to Guyana and the Caribbean.        

Our world faces many grave challenges. Widening conflicts and inequality. Extreme weather and deadly intolerance. Security threats – including nuclear weapons. We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will. The world’s problems transcend borders. We have to transcend our differences to transform our future. When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world. On United Nations Day, let us, ‘We the Peoples’, make this vision a reality. Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General Guyana may not be as gloomy as…