Humanity needs leadership and solidarity to defeat the coronavirus
On November 11th, 2020 UNDP Suriname provided personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Justice and Police.
The overall objective of the “GCCA+ Support for Climate Change Adaptation in Suriname – Phase 2 project “is to build climate change resilience in Suriname through integrated water resource management, sustainable use of mangroves and coastal ecosystems management.
Today the Government of Suriname, formally expressed gratitude to the Enabling, Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) Project for its assistance in bolstering the country’s COVID-19 response initiative. Twenty (20) organizations across Suriname are now better equipped to combat the current crisis thanks to the timely supply of essential products and personal protective equipment, made possible through support from the Government of Canada and the UK Government.
Reduction of poverty, access to education, improved health care, the empowerment of women, and access to water, are just a few of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working to address by 2030 in an integrated way. This was the central message of the first-ever virtual GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) lecture, titled “Decade of Action Begins: The Sustainable Development Goals – Leaving No One Behind”, presented by Dr Margaret Jones Williams, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative for Suriname. The lecture, which was presented by GKF in partnership with the UNDP, was streamed live from Dr Jones Williams’ base in Paramaribo on September 30 and hosted over 350 online participants.
Level 2 mercury inventory in Suriname reconfirms disaggregated Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining data (ASGM),as largest source of Mercury emission in Suriname, the next step is implement the policy and measures that act upon this knowledge
Article 1 of the Minamata convention states: “that the objective of this Convention is to protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds”. The realization of this requires informed policy and measures that is acted on by different state and non-state actors. The Minimata Initial Assesment is one of Suriname first steps in meeting the convention requirements

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