DIASPORA | PNP Congratulates Ambassador Courtenay Rattray on UN Appointment

KINGSTON,  Jamaica April 28, 2021 - The People’s National Party  has extended  congratulations to Ambassador Courtenay Rattray on his appointment to the United Nations as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.

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GUYANA | Opposition questions Guyana's embarassing UN vote on racial discrimination

GEORGETOWN, April 17, 2021 - The government of Guyana continues to be haunted by its embarrassing 'NO' vote in relation to a global call for concrete action for the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, has become a cause for much confusion. 

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One in three travel destinations still fully closed to international tourists: UN agency

UNITED NATIONS, March 10, 2021 - Around a third of 217 world travel destinations surveyed remain completely closed to international tourists, as concerns grow over the impact of new coronavirus variants, and some governments reverse efforts to ease restrictions, according to a new report released by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday.

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Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

(United Nations News) New York, March 3, 2021 - More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday. 

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Abducted girls released in northwest Nigeria, as fresh attacks rock country’s northeast

While the release of more than 200 girls abducted from their school on Friday in northwest Nigeria is a welcome development said senior UN officials there on Tuesday, civilians and aid facilities have come under attack in the country’s northeast, highlighting the plight of civilians who have suffered years of conflict and insecurity.  

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Why the West is morally bound to offer reparations for slavery

The 20th anniversary of the UN World Conference on Racism, held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, will be celebrated this August. There was much discussion at the conference about reparations to Africa for the trans-Atlantic slave trade, in which millions of Africans were captured to provide free labour in North and South America and the Caribbean for over four and a half centuries.

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GUYANA | Venezuela/Guyana boundary dispute flares - UN, CARICOM advised

GEORGETOWN, January 11, 2021 - Stung by the recent ruling of the Intertnational Court of Justice in favor of Guyana regarding the tribunal’s jurisdiction in the territorial dispute, Venezuela’s national assembly has announced a renewed claim over the Essequibo region of Guyana, and the establishment of  a special committee for the defense of their decision.

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