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WELCOME TO UNICEF GUYANA’S RESOURCES SECTION

The overarching goal of UNICEF is the protection, advancement and advocacy of children's and women's rights. Through innovative interventions and programmmes for equity UNICEF continues to make a positive impact in the lives of children and women. In this section you will find reports, studies and publications like The State of the World's Children, Protecting the Children of Guyana and Progress for Children.

 

The Status of Children Act came into force on September 18, 2009 and states that all children, whether they are born of natural or biological parents, (whether these parents are married or not) and children who have been adopted have equal status and rights.

 

What is Adoption? Adoption is the legal process by which a child becomes the child of persons other than his/her natural or biological parents. When a child is legally adopted the adopter or adopters become the child’s parent(s).

 

Custody, Contact, Guardianship and Maintenance Act 2011 When a parent or guardian has legal custody of a child, this means that this parent or guardian has the right to make major long-term decisions for the child, especially in relation to education, medical care, moral and religious upbringing and marriage. A child is any person under the age of 18 years and includes a person who is over 18 years old who has special needs.

 

A Qualitative Research Study on HIV Vulnerability among Young Key Affected Populations in Guyana: Adolescents in Guyana live in a fast, technology-charged, promising, colourful, violent, and exciting world. It is a world with its own language, its own values, its own pulse, its own complexity and its own dangers.

State of the World’s Children 2013: Is there a child who does not dream of being counted and having her or his gifts and talents recognized? No. All children have hopes and dreams – including children with disabilities. And all children deserve a fair chance to make their dreams real.

                                                                                                                                                                                    -       Anthony Lake, Executive Director UNICEF

State of the World’s Children 2013 Summary: The girls and boys to whom this edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated are not problems. Rather, each is a sister, brother or friend who has a favourite dish, song or game; a daughter or son with dreams and the desire to fulfill them; a child with a disability who has the same rights as any other girl or boy.

 

Progress for Children: In the Millennium Declaration, adopted in 2000, world leaders made a promise to children to help them fulfill their human potential. The children born in that milestone year are now adolescents. It is time to review whether the promise is being kept for these. ‘Millennium children’ and for all adolescents. Have the lives of adolescents improved?

 

Children and the Media :  A hand book for Journalists aims to provide guidance through a set of ethical issues that require consideration when dealing with young people.  It is a  methodological handbook describing approaches to working with children and adolescents.  It also provides  a summary of thearticles in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

Retrospective Analysis of Neonates and Still Births : The study determines the causes of neonatal deaths in regional hospitals and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the attributing factors to this adverse effect. Conducted in five hospitals that offer basic and comprehensive obstetric care to mothers, the study provides data that informs the Maternal and Child Health Department on the issues related to the causative factors on neonatal deaths and the implications of service recommendations for the health sector.

 

 

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