Guyana to submit national report on success to eliminate discrimination against women

DPI, Guyana, Friday, February 9, 2018

The Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally has presented to Cabinet, the Guyana State Party Report on the measures the country has taken to comply with its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

During his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing on February 08, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon confirmed that Cabinet approved the report and directed that it be submitted to the United National’s General Assembly as is required by the convention.

Guyana is a signatory to CEDAW and is obligated to submit a report once every four (4) years. The report which addresses such issues as trafficking and exploitation, employment, education, and equality, covers the period 2011 to 2015.

Meanwhile, the annual report and audited financial statements for the Guyana Oil Company Limited (GUYOIL), Guyana National Shipping Corporation Limited (GNSC) and the National Trust of Guyana all for 2016, were presented to Cabinet by Ministers of Finance and Social Cohesion.

The reports and statements were approved by Cabinet and approval for them to be laid in the National Assembly have been given.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

 

By: Synieka Thorne

 

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