Her Excellency Mrs. Yldiz Pollack-Beighle, Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomes Dr. Margaret Jones Williams, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP, at the beginning of her post in Suriname.
The National Mangrove Strategy was completed in August this year handed over to the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Land and Forest management on the 17th of October 2019. The Mangrove Strategy is completed in close collaboration with the Mangrove Forum Suriname.
In the era of the climate crisis, natural disasters have become more frequent and devastating. Around the world, tsunamis, hurricanes and typhoons are becoming more frequent and violent.
Today we celebrate United Nations Day (#UNDay) 2019. United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force, and celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. Please follow the link above to read the remarks of The UN Secretary General on the occasion of the UN Day 2019
As a citizen of Suriname, climate change researcher and country representative for the Youth Climate Change Activists, Nuravni Sallons feels responsible to pursue the work that goes toward combating climate change. That is why she applied for the ‘green ticket’ to be eligible for selection. On the 20th of August she received an invitation letter from the United Nations to attend the UN Youth Climate Summit 2019 in New York.
The Suriname Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA +) project is helping farmers learn to adapt and become more resilient in the face of climate change.
Widespread small-scale mining is the main source of deforestation in Suriname, but the use of mercury has a wider impact on the country’s ecosystem and on its people.

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541,638

Population

52.9%

Gini coefficient

$9,950

GNI

0.714

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