Bilateral and Multilateral Co-operation

Guyana is an active participant in several multilateral organisations at both regional and international levels. Involvement in regional organisations includes the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) — the headquarters of which is based in Georgetown — and the Union des Naciones Suramericanes (UNASUR). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Multilateral and Global Affairs Unit is responsible for coordinating the country’s involvement with multilaterals such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth. Several multilateral organisations including the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union and the World Health Organization have offices in Georgetown.

Bilateral relations are maintained through diplomatic missions and government development agencies. Examples include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who run various projects in Guyana including HIV/AIDS relief, economic development programmes and good governance programmes; and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) who run projects throughout Guyana including teacher training in remote areas, promoting local enterprise and HIV/AIDS relief.

Bilateral and Multilateral Co-operation organisations in Guyana
DFID - UK Department for International Development
Joint United Nations Programme
Permanent Mission of Guyana in United Nations in New York, Unites States
United Nations Childrens Fund
United Nations Development Educational Scientifis and Organization
United Nations Volunteer