Humanity needs leadership and solidarity to defeat the coronavirus
The Ministry of Health launched the FCTC 2030 project for Suriname today, Monday 13th July 2020, during a virtual session with the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Suriname was one of nine Parties to the WHO FCTC selected for Phase II of the FCTC 2030 project through an application process. The FCTC 2030 project aims to support Parties to accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC, the comprehensive and evidence-based tobacco control treaty, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
signing of the second phase of Global Climate Change Alliance project (GCCA+)
The Government of Canada through its “Enabling, Gender - Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER)” Project has committed USD 1,149,000 towards efforts to tackle Gender Based Violence (GBV) during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in 9 participating Caribbean countries including Suriname. This support is targeted to vulnerable groups (mostly women and children) who are more at risk of violence during the pandemic given physical isolation measures, restricted movement and increased economic pressure within the household and communities.
Handover of first batch of PPE's for Ministry of Justice and Police under CARISecure Project
Young forest rangers protecting the Amazon forest in Suriname
UNDP Suriname is lending technical support to STAS International for the organization of the Young Leaders Elections Debate. The debate will be held on May 22nd, 2020 from 18:00 till 19:30.

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