Statement by Prime Minister Hon. Moses Nagamootoo on International Human Rights Day 2018
DPI, Guyana, Monday, December 10, 2018
The Government of the Coperative Republic of Guyana welcomes the observance today of International Human Rights Day, and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
Today we are reminded of the cardinal role of the UN in not only championing human rights worldwide but to protect peace and stability.
Today, Guyana has every reason to celebrate the solid foundation of our multi-party democracy and the full guarantee of all human rights.
But we are agonised by raging conflicts elsewhere, and the disrespect for the sanctity of life, including that of journalists.
We urge that all should join in the fight against poverty, hunger, ignorance and diseases, as these are hinderances to the enjoyment of socio-economic rights.
We urge respect for all humans irrespective of their differences, and for the world to meaningfully embrace social cohesion and cooperation.