Our Work on the Sustainable Development Goals in Guyana

How the UN is supporting The Sustainable Development Goals in Guyana

Since the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015 Guyana has proactively mainstreamed the Sustainable Development Goals in national planning. Since 2017, the UN Country Team extended its support to the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana under the framework of the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF) in the Caribbean, which is aligned to Agenda 2030. Under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, the UN System supported Guyana’s growing food systems agenda following the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, which included the development of a Joint Program on food security with the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Human Services and Social Security. Through the EU funded Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls the UN has supported national authorities to reform the legal framework and strengthen the institutions of public entities in support of ending gender-based violence through security, justice and social cohesion. Also, an expansive national UN human rights agenda is supported, which focuses on the rights of indigenous peoples, persons living with disabilities, youth, migrants and women through key partners in civil society, and contributes to building the government’s capacity to promote human rights of all people. Guyana presented its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the ECOSOC High Level Political Forum in July 2019 and its second VNR in July 2023, which highlighted the country's progress, results, and lessons of development efforts in country.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Guyana

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth's environment, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. Kindly note that the data visualizations show an aggregate of the Caribbean. To view the disaggregated data for Guyana, please select it from the dropdown menu.