Remarks by Ambassador Lynch in Observance of World Refugee Day 2021

Across the globe millions of people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, persecution or repression.  Right in our own hemisphere, the Venezuelan exodus is one of the largest mass migrations in the world, as people continue to leave their country in search of life’s most basic needs – food, ...
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ABCEU Joint Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

We encourage Guyana’s civil society and political leaders to embark on a process of engagement and change in 2021 with the aim of decriminalizing intimate same sex relations. We understand and respect that countries are at different stages of acceptance and engagement on this issue. Nevertheless, human rights of all persons are universal and indivisible, ...
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Ambassador Lynch Delivers Remarks at Launch of Voter Education Campaign for Persons with Disabilities

Most of all, I hope the campaign will empower voters to confront and overcome challenges many take for granted on election day: that all voters will be assured physical access to their assigned place of voting, and that they will be able to vote privately and independently.
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Chargé d’Affaires Delivers Remarks at New Horizons 2019 Closing Ceremony

This tremendous achievement speaks volumes about the United States’ commitment to build and sustain enduring relationships with our Partner Nations.  It is a commitment that will never – I repeat – never wane, because we know that by sharing our values, challenges and responsibilities we forge partnerships that improve regional stability. Guyana’s success is without ...
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Ambassador Remarks in Commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The U.S. Government is committed to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBT persons. The U.S. Mission in Guyana has proudly supported efforts by the NGO community to promote LGBT rights, and we look forward to continuing to work with you all on this important issue.
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Launch of Consultations to Develop SOPs to Investigate and Prosecute Cases of Human Trafficking

I’m pleased to be here today.  This workshop marks yet another step by the Government of Guyana towards combating human trafficking in Guyana.  The government has had a busy year countering human trafficking, starting with the launch of the TIP Plan of Action for 2017 through 2018.  The development of standard operating procedures to strengthen ...
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U.S. Embassy Youth Action Network Joins Ministry of Social Protection to Talk TIP

GEORGETOWN–The U.S Embassy’s Youth Action Network, in collaboration with the Anti –Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Unit of the Ministry of Social Protection, sponsored its first public forum on TIP at the Georgetown Club.  This event attracted over forty people and educated participants on the definition of TIP, and how all citizens can actively be involved ...
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